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Broadcaster D2C Requirements For The 2020s - Part 2May 24th 2022 - 09:00 AM

The first part of this article explained the set of requirements that appear in the most modern OTT Services from broadcasters launching their own App-based services in the 2020s. Here we inspect those requirements in the two broad areas of Content Monetization and Content Delivery.

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Live streaming will account for more viewing than ever before at the 2022 US Open Gold championships, especially across mobile platforms.

US Open Golf Puts Spotlight On Latency And Scale For Live StreamingMay 20th 2022 - 09:30 AM

Every big global sporting event exerts stress on streaming infrastructures and challenges providers to deliver further improvements in the viewing experience as demand and traffic levels go on increasing. The 2022 US Open Golf Championship in Brookline, Massachusetts, is particularly under the spotlight as the world’s third golf major of the year, brooking comparisons with coverage of the first two already completed.

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The FCC has declined to preserve a vacant channel in the television bands for use by white space devices and wireless microphones.

FCC Can’t Find Spectrum For Wireless Microphones And Other DevicesMay 19th 2022 - 10:40 AM

Despite significant lobbying efforts on the part of wireless microphone manufacturers and others to establish secure RF spectrum in which to operate, the FCC has issued a new order declining the industry’s request to preserve a vacant channel in the television bands for use by white space devices and wireless microphones.

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Broadcaster D2C Requirements For The 2020s - Part 1May 12th 2022 - 09:00 AM

Most national broadcasters in developed countries have app-based OTT services, many of which have been in place for over a decade. Less-developed national broadcasters still rely on YouTube, Social Media platforms, or their own websites to deliver OTT content to their audience.

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Virtual production was everywhere at NAB. Kicking things off, Mark Roberts Motion Control staged a demo at the main entrance to the LVCC.

At 2022 NAB Show Industry Demos Value Of 8K ProductionMay 10th 2022 - 09:00 AM

It was in December 2018, during the Rugby World Cup hosted by Japan, that national broadcaster NHK began testing what it called its “Super Hi-Vision” 8K system, broadcasting images via satellite at up to 16x greater than that of HD—with a complementary 22.2-channel audio scheme. At the time NHK, working with Hitachi, developed its own 8K camera system and was (and still is) broadcasting 8K in frame rates of 59.94, 60 and 120P.

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Creative Audio - Always The Bridesmaid, Is Binaural Audio Making A ComebackMay 3rd 2022 - 09:00 AM

The world’s first immersive audio format is getting a new generation of consumers hooked via gaming, VR and ASMR, while both production and consumer technology is making it easier to record and easier to access.

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NAB Show exhibits always impress visitors, starting in the LVCC lobby. Photo courtesy NAB.

2022 NAB Show Review, Part 2May 2nd 2022 - 09:00 AM

With fewer exhibits and smaller crowds, the 2022 NAB Show aisles were easier to navigate and exhibitors had more time to speak with visitors.

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NAB exhibits opened at 10 a.m. on Sunday. It wasn’t the usual heathy 100,000+ crowd, but it was an excited and healthy 52,000. Courtesy NAB.

2022 NAB Show Review, Part 1April 29th 2022 - 12:30 PM

Many annual NAB Shows have become milestones in TV broadcasting history. The presence of the 2022 NAB Show marked the first Las Vegas NAB Show since 2019.

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