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2017 NAB Show crowds scoured technical exhibits searching for new solutions and clues to TV

Moore’s Law Gets a Phone Call May 8th 2017 - 01:50 PM

The annual NAB Show is a notorious launching pad for real products and trial balloons. At the 2017 NAB Show, nearly every exhibitor proudly displayed 4K devices or products 4K ready. Viewed close-up, 4K UHD images are stunning. Will UHD fit local DTV broadcasting’s US business model?

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Panels are hoisted toward installation in one of three broadcast arrays above the new 1 WTC.

Future of NYC Broadcast TV Moving to 1 WTC April 10th 2017 - 01:00 PM

Local New York City TV stations expect the new central TV broadcast antenna spire crowning 1 WTC to be the pinnacle of a dynamic future.

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Antenna Selection for Repack and ATSC 3.0 March 31st 2017 - 01:00 PM

New technology and the FCC broadcast spectrum repack channel re-assignment process is driving many US TV stations closer to replacing their broadcast antennas.

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Dielectric Welcomes FCC’s ATSC 3.0 NPRM March 27th 2017 - 12:05 PM

Recent FCC announcement encourages broadcasters to make equipment decisions in preparation for Spectrum Repack and ATSC 3.0, including the benefits of vertical polarization for mobile TV reception.

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Is Technology Actually Solving Satellite Interference for the Broadcaster? April 26th 2017 - 03:00 PM

Several years ago, the broadcast industry came to satellite operators with one request – to solve the problem of satellite interference, particularly to satellite news gathering (SNG). To that end, Carrier ID was born, and many of us believed that would be the best fix for SNG transmissions.

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North American Broadcasters will use Dolby’s AC-4 Audio compression system for their upcoming ATSC 3.0 broadcasts.

Dolby AC-4 Recommended For North American Broadcasters Migrating To ATSC 3.0 March 10th 2017 - 01:50 PM

After more than two years of technology development, subcommittee discussions and field tests, on February 23rd the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) recommended that North American broadcasters choosing to migrate to the next-generation ATSC 3.0 specification use the Dolby AC-4 codec for OTA transmission. The Dolby system was up against a group of companies that have developed a competing system known as MPEG-H Audio

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