Recent Content

Predicting what

Managing 2022January 10th 2022 - 09:30 AM

The new year is a time to ponder the past and muse about the future. In the past, nearly each technical device needed to produce broadcast TV cost more than building a new house, was as huge as it was heavy, and made pictures nobody would accept today. About 20 years ago, many analog TV stations were launching their DTV stations. Today, US TV stations are launching ATSC 3.0. Can you imagine what TV broadcasters will be doing in 2042?

Read more

2022 looks to be a year of continued innovation and budget responsibility.

Production Trends For 2022January 7th 2022 - 09:00 AM

A new year means a new look at how your operations are handling (producing and delivering) content and which new technologies might make things better.

Read more

The studio balcony provided an up-close view of World Championship powerboat racing and wild sound for announcers and a worldwide audience.

Live OB TV: It’s A Magic Show - Part 1December 6th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Most live remote outside broadcasts are thoroughly planned by producers and directors who are often too busy to consider potential equipment problems. Technology is an engineering responsibility. Engineers must be ready for any circumstances that threaten to take the show off-script or off-air, from dead wireless mic batteries to unexpected foul weather. In live TV, anything can happen and probably will, usually at the worst possible time.

Read more

“Anything with a printed circuit board in it is likely looking at similar market dynamics.” Tim Shoulders, Grass Valley CEO and President.

Parts And Chip ShortagesJuly 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

TV equipment manufacturers are doing what broadcasters do best: Creatively helping each other work through a difficult technical challenge.

Read more

Controlling a matrix of I/Os and functions with a GUI over IP provides a powerful remote operation advantage. Courtesy Riedel.

Is Remote Operation Underrated?April 15th 2021 - 09:00 AM

A recent Lawo remote activities case study notes, “It should be obvious by now that remote operation has been seriously underrated. For some, it allows to save substantial amounts of money, while others will appreciate the time gained from not having to travel.”

Read more

The tweaking tool has been replaced by privileges, passwords and settings.

ATSC 3.0 : Right Place, Right TimeApril 9th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Many people and cultures celebrate special New Year dates. Organizations designate fiscal years. Broadcasters traditionally mark their new technology year mid-April, at annual NAB Shows. Old habits die hard.

Read more

Lossless compression algorithms allow the original data to be perfectly reconstructed from the compressed data.

Lossless Compression: Rewriting Data More EfficientlyApril 8th 2021 - 09:00 AM

There are many types of codecs, all used for specific purposes to reduce file sizes and make them easier to distribute down a limited bandwidth pipe. Lossy compression and Lossless compression are the two most common categories of data compression used to reduce the size of data without significant loss of information.

Read more

TV weather forecasts will migrate ever more to the cloud during 2021 to cope with peaks in demand during extreme events.

Analytics, Targeting, Mobile And Privacy To Thrive In 2021 January 14th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Barring the unexpected, the broad themes of 2021 in broadcasting and media entertainment have already been sculpted by the unprecedented events of 2020.

Read more