Rohde & Schwarz hosts ITU Academy December 1st 2014 - 02:14 PM

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) recently held its ITU Academy training program at Rohde & Schwarz’s facility for the second time. The five-day workshop, entitled “Implementation of radio monitoring systems according to ITU-R recommendations”, was to train the employees of national regulatory authorities.

Audio Loudness - or Why Commercials Annoy October 15th 2014 - 11:50 AM

You are sitting there quietly watching your favorite show on TV when all of a sudden the commercial comes on – BAM, WAM, BUY, BUY… screams at you. The purpose of the commercial is to grab your attention in the few seconds of the spot. The recording engineers in the commercials pro

Compliance Monitoring for Loudness and Closed Captioning October 9th 2014 - 09:38 AM

The Situation. The age of loudness compliance is upon us, with governments around the world adopting variations of ITU-R BS.1770-3 standard for all terrestrial broadcast, cable television, direct-broadcast satellite and IPTV programs. What this means for the broadcast/content provider is that loudness compliance now has the force of