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Bill Hayes

Bill Hayes

Bill Hayes is the director of engineering for Iowa Public Television

  • Broadcast Engineering

    What Are We Going to do With TV?

    July 19, 2017

    A colleague of mine recently passed along a Reader’s Digest article titled “What are we going to do with TV?” from November 1950.

  • Broadcast Engineering

    Auction and Repack: Doing the Math

    November 08, 2016

    Well, in what I can only say is stunning, the second stage of the spectrum auction concluded immediately following the end of the first round of bidding in the forward auction portion.

  • Atsc3

    A Channel-Sharing Proposal for ATSC 3.0

    July 08, 2016

    One of the questions that has been on my mind and the minds of many of my colleagues around the country is, how does ATSC 3.0 become a viable broadcast standard?

  • Opinions

    Drone Flight Still Challenged by FAA

    December 10, 2015

    Recently I have been doing some research on unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) both for the Iowa Public Television production department and for use in engineering to do tower inspections.

  • Opinions

    How Valuable is Low-Band VHF Anymore?

    July 06, 2015

    In my opinion, the time for low-band VHF technology for television broadcast has passed and if the decision were to be based on technical criteria only, it is an easy decision to make.

  • Opinions

    HD Editing, in Fits and Starts

    March 08, 2006

    Long before IPTV began broadcasting in high definition, we were actively involved in the acquisition of high-definition content.