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The performance of the US Emergency Alert System will be nationally tested on 4 October 2023. Tests will include Wireless Emergency Alerts.

The US NPT EAS Test September 29th 2023 - 09:00 AM

The FCC recently announced plans for national EAS tests. The first EAS test was on 9 November 2011 at 2 pm EST. The result was that approximately half the participants didn’t receive the test message for myriad technical reasons. It took the Commission five years to develop a better EAS plan. Is it better?

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A Practical Guide To RF In Broadcast: Transmitter Plant Planning September 25th 2023 - 09:00 AM

Broadcast transmitter facility planning, design and construction… and what an engineering consultant can help with.

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Understanding The Client-Side OTT Customer Experience September 22nd 2023 - 09:00 AM

The criticality of service assurance in OTT services is evolving quickly as audiences grow and large broadcasters double-down on their streaming strategies.

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OTT Monitoring From The Network Side September 15th 2023 - 09:00 AM

At its core, the network-side can be an early warning system for QoS, which in turn correlates to actual QoE performance.

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A Practical Guide To RF In Broadcast :  Part 3 - Planning, Tuning & Monitoring September 11th 2023 - 10:00 AM

This is the third of a multi-part series exploring the science and practical applications of RF technology in broadcast. Here we focus on things to consider when planning systems, how to tune transmitters and monitoring requirements.

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Streaming & OTT At IBC 2023 September 11th 2023 - 09:30 AM

Premium live sports streaming, global distribution, and mobile streaming are key OTT themes for IBC 2023. This puts the spotlight on performance and ultra-low and latency streaming, as well as security of mobile apps and unauthorized devices. Other themes include energy efficiency and sustainability; support for targeted advertising with the proliferation of FAST (Free Ad Supported TV) channels; and global content distribution.

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Assuring OTT QoE From The Network Side September 8th 2023 - 09:00 AM

The features we love about OTT services – such as combined linear and on-demand content, multi-device viewing mobility, tailored viewing experiences, and in some cases better resolutions – are driving the general rapid uptake of OTT services.

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Monitoring & Compliance Developments At IBC 2023 September 4th 2023 - 09:30 AM

Monitoring and Compliance vendors are out in force at IBC 2023 to show they are addressing current challenges faced by broadcasters and service providers, in live streaming, remote monitoring, and quality assurance especially.

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