Next-Gen TV Promises Immersive, Personalized Audio

May 24,2017 —When we look at where television audio standards stand today, it’s hard to reconcile the initial mono sound broadcasts from television’s inf...More

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.

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Online Live and Near-Live Captioning Deadline is July 1

June 23,2017 —Effective July 1, 2017, clips of all live or near-live programming captioned on TV must be captioned when delivered via Internet Protocol.

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Repack Work and ATSC 3.0 Dominate NAB Show

June 21,2017 —Broadcast TV antenna and transmitter manufacturers’ exhibits at the 2017 NAB Show were as packed as I’d seen since the DTV build-out a decad...More

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).

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Calculating IP Video Signal Bandwidths for the Studio

June 27,2017 —Figuring out the amount of bandwidth a video signal requires on an IP network isn’t terribly hard, but it does require some familiarity with...More