ATSC 3.0 and Preparing Audio Infrastructure

February 24,2017 —IP transmission will begin making inroads into North American broadcast facilities starting this spring, even if they have no plans to imple...More

Layer 2 and 3 Considerations for AoIP

When it comes to audio-over-IP (AoIP), one area that seems to cause a substantial amount of confusion is whether a technology works at Layer Two or Layer Three.

Lessons From the 2016 AES Convention

At the 2016 Audio Engineering Society Convention in Los Angeles, I ran into a friend who was manning the booth of a broadcast audio console manufacturer.

The Difference Between Audio for Film, TV

The entire process of sound for film has always fascinated me partly because the working environment seems so extravagant compared to someone who has spent the majority of their professional life work...

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The Lines Blur Between Online and Broadcast

April 20,2017 —When Comcast unveiled plans to integrate YouTube videos into its X1 cable platform, the cable behemoth solidified a trend that will bring in...More

2017 State of the Edit: VR, 8K and IMF

What better way to welcome the New Year than by taking stock of the state of post production with insights from representatives of some of the leading NLE manufacturers?

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Repack Madness

April 14,2017 —The FCC has released the Auction Closing and Channel Reassignment Public Notice and files showing auction results, including stations that g...More

Repack Complexities Abound

As I write this, Stage 4 of the reverse auction has ended and it appears likely the UHF broadcast TV band will be reduced to Channels 14–36 (470– 608 MHz).

Practical ATSC 3.0 at the 2016 IEEE BTS

This month I’m continuing my coverage of the 2016 IEEE Broadcast Symposium, with a focus on presentations about ATSC 3.0 and the transition from ATSC 1.0 to ATSC 3.0.

IEEE-BTS Symposium Tackles Repack Complexity

I first attended the IEEE Broadcast Symposium 20 years ago when it was held at the Hotel Washington and it remains the “must attend” event of the fall conference schedule.

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SCTE-104/35 and Beyond: A Look at Ad Insertion in an OTT World

March 10,2017 —Ad Insertion is a very important part of many video delivery systems because of the monetization aspect—it generates revenue!

Discovering the Importance of Storage Analytics

Since storage has become a key component in nearly all media systems and workflows, one might wonder if “storage analytics”—the detailed information about individual and overall storage elements—are i...