Articles You May Have Missed – August 23, 2017

The broadcast and production industries are among the most innovative and fast-paced around. Yet, for those of us with more than a few years’ experience, sometimes it seems things change for no good reason. Yogi Berra’s comment, “It’s Déjà vu all over again” seems appropriate.

These next two articles examine some of the technology changes we’ve seen, looking for hints on the industry’s direction and health.

As the TV industry began to mature, electronic innovation peaked in decades with fundamental changes, such as solid-state and digital.

As the TV industry began to mature, electronic innovation peaked in decades with fundamental changes, such as solid-state and digital.

A universal clue to the most significant technology trend affecting modern television today begins with this riddle: Who can get their family to sit together and watch a TV show or a movie without someone turning to their smartphone for a better entertainment alternative?

Me neither.

The question becomes is the TV industry due for the next big thing? Find out when senior engineer Ned Soseman offers his review of TV past and prediction for TV’s near-term future. Read the article, TV, Version 33--The Next Milestone.

Broadcasters are beginning to consider the challenges of 4K-sized imagery. And yet, 8K-sized pictures are just around the corner.

Broadcasters are beginning to consider the challenges of 4K-sized imagery. And yet, 8K-sized pictures are just around the corner.

This year at IBC, you will be able to comfortably sit in an 8K living room and enjoy a video broadcast so clear that you may lose yourself in a truly immersive experience that practically seems 3-D.

The Japanese public broadcaster NHK is a leading force behind ultra-high definition (UHD) technology development. Its super-high-vision channel held the world’s first 8K TV satellite broadcast in 2016 at the Rio Olympics, and plans to provide full 8K coverage of the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 have already been announced.

As broadcasters and content producers move into an IT-centric world, should the future need to support 8K affect today’s buying decisions? If so, how? Learn more in the article, Are You Ready for 8K?

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