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Tom Butts

Tom Butts

Tom is the Editor in Chief of TV Technology.

  • News

    Trump Forces Broadcasters to Re-Assess Profanity Policies

    January 18, 2018

    Forty years after the U.S. Supreme Court established guidelines for saying profanities over the airwaves, broadcasters are dealing with a new challenge that has very little precedent: How to treat such utterances when they come from the president of the United States.

  • Resources

    Growing Pains for OTT

    January 16, 2018

    A little over 10 years ago, Netflix launched its streaming service, effectively heralding the dawn of over the top services.

  • Resources

    Now It’s Up to Us

    December 21, 2017

    Nov. 16, 2017 could go down in the annals of the U.S. television broadcast history as a fateful day for our industry.

  • Business

    Sony Launches Media Solutions Division to Consolidate Cloud Services

    December 14, 2017

    Sony Professional Solutions Americas (PSA) has announced the formation of Sony Media Solutions, which combines many of the company’s technology resources designed to help media customers maximize, and monetize, content distribution, as well as drive efficiencies at every stage of the media production lifecycle—from content acquisition to distribution to archive.

  • Events

    GV Expo: CTA Offers Look Into Virtual Future

    December 01, 2017

    The promise of a future of virtual and augmented reality and artificial intelligence is not just a pipedream but is here and now and is revolutionizing our daily activities.

  • News

    AWS Elemental Launches Media Services

    November 27, 2017

    Amazon Web Services has launched five new offerings within the AWS Elemental Media Services cloud portfolio to help customers build end to end workflows for both live and on-demand video with the professional features, image quality, and reliability needed to deliver premium video experiences to viewers across a multitude of devices.

  • News

    Democrats Call for Pai to be Investigated

    November 15, 2017

    A group of Democratic senators and representatives have asked the Inspector General of the FCC to open an investigation on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s handling of the proposed Sinclair-Tribune merger, raising questions about Pai’s “objectivity and impartiality.”

  • News

    FAA Stymied Over Drone Tracking Rules

    October 12, 2017

    An FAA advisory panel on drone regulations is split on whether to implement rules on tracking and identifying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

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