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Tom Butts

Tom Butts

Tom is the Editor in Chief of TV Technology.

  • Resources

    The Auction Debacle

    January 17, 2017

    As 2017 gets underway and the spectrum auctions continue into the fourth round (which will quite possibly conclude by the time you read this), the assessment so far from most corners of the industry is that the results are underwhelming at least and disastrous at worst.

  • Resources

    2016: A ‘Huuuuge’ Year

    December 20, 2016

    It’s that time again… to look back at the past year and forward to a new year.

  • Resources

    Securing EAS

    November 21, 2016

    The nation’s radio and TV broadcasters in September, participated in the second national emergency alert system test initiated by FEMA; by most reports, the second goround went far more smoothly than the first.

  • Events

    GV Expo Preview: NASA Advances Imaging Technologies

    November 15, 2016

    Rodney Grubbs, NASA Imagery Experts Program Manager, will present “More and Better Pixels, How NASA Plans to use HDR, 4K, VR and Other Technologies to Take Everyone Along for the Ride to Mars” at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Government Video Expo at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

  • Resources

    A Future of Interoperability?

    October 24, 2016

    The transition to IP-based media production and transport in our industry is the most transformative development since the move to digital.

  • News

    Destination Repack: Not Enough Time, Money

    October 20, 2016

    The planets will have to align just so if broadcasters are successful in transitioning to new or shared channels following the spectrum auction with a limited amount of money and time.

  • News

    First TV Broadcast Antennas Go Up at One World Trade Center

    September 26, 2016

    Broadcasters have begun installing the first of several UHF antennas atop the spire of One World Trade Center as plans to move transmission facilities from the nearby Empire State Building—home to New York-area TV broadcasters since 9/11—get underway.

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