Changing The Paradigm In Paradise December 8th 2020 - 09:00 AM

During the DTV transition, we chief engineers in the Kansas City market joked about broadcasting the most popular cable channels on our new ATSC 1.0 digital subchannels and running the local MVPDs out of business. Station owners weren’t interested because ATSC 1.0 had no provisions for subscriber broadcasting. ATSC 3.0 does.

NextGen TV Looks To 2021 November 23rd 2020 - 09:00 AM

Broadcasters are famous for adjusting to changing circumstances during live broadcasts without missing a beat. Live radio DJs roll with the punches. Live TV news reporters, newscast directors, engineers and technicians move or cut away as fast as possible. It comes with the territory and it’s in our DNA. T…

OTA TV Transmission Technology Update September 18th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Like the broadcasters they serve, the Las Vegas 2020 NAB Show and annual Amsterdam IBC events were forced to go virtual. Show or no shows, TV shows go on, and 2020 OTA TV transmission technology is moving faster than ever. Here’s some of what leading TV RF experts hoped to share…

NextGen TV Lifts Off August 12th 2020 - 09:00 AM

Several licensed experimental ATSC 3.0 stations have been on the air for some time. Now, the first commercial ATSC 3.0 stations have signed on in Las Vegas, Pittsburgh, Nashville, Salt Lake City and Phoenix.

Nextgen TV Hits A Speed Bump June 8th 2020 - 09:00 AM

The cancelled Las Vegas 2020 NAB Show delayed the US launch of commercial Nextgen TV, but broadcasters don’t let technical problems ruin an exciting show. They kept the NAB Show going with a come-as-you-are, delicious and nutritious, Las Vegas-style, virtual broadcast technology buffet, and made it look like that was…

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The World Of OTT: Part 6 - Content Origination January 20th 2021 - 09:00 AM

Content Origination is in the midst of significant transformation, like all parts of the OTT video ecosystem. As OTT grows and new efficiencies are pursued, Origination must play its part as a fundamental element of the delivery chain. But Origination is not just about smooth and efficient content delivery. It’s…

Production In The Age Of Media Choice January 19th 2021 - 09:00 AM

The way consumers engage with content is constantly shifting and at a faster pace than ever before, leaving the television industry playing catch up. Broadcasters, production companies and content producers around the globe are seeing the complexities in production and distribution soaring, increasing costs with lower revenue per asset. At…