ATSC 3.0 Audio: Structure and Metadata

April 25,2017 —Think about how we consume television now.

ATSC 3.0 and Preparing Audio Infrastructure

IP transmission will begin making inroads into North American broadcast facilities starting this spring, even if they have no plans to implement an IP-based infrastructure, thanks to the finalization ...

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.

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Bringing the Cinematic Look to Television

May 17,2017 —The venerable anamorphic format was developed for cinema by Twentieth Century-Fox in the 1950s.

The Lines Blur Between Online and Broadcast

When Comcast unveiled plans to integrate YouTube videos into its X1 cable platform, the cable behemoth solidified a trend that will bring insurgent content into mainstream video delivery.

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Auction Over, Now Let’s Assess the Damage

April 26,2017 —With the end of the FCC’s spectrum auction in January, it’s time to measure its damaging effects on broadcasters.

Repack Madness

The FCC has released the Auction Closing and Channel Reassignment Public Notice and files showing auction results, including stations that gave up their spectrum and those being repacked to another ch...

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.

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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...