Digital Journal
McAdams On: TV Stations With No Signal
What if this weren’t a hypothetical question: Can a TV station exist as a local news operation without a signal?
Gearing Up for the 2015 NAB Show
What Tom Said: Hollywood Stays In Control (For Now)
Remembering the Early Days of L.A. Television
Amazon’s Agenda Fits Streaming Expectations From Researchers
500 MHz
What Tom Said: The Push for Drones
Locating Shows Becomes a Cross-Platform Challenge
McAdams On: Title II Overkill
Broadcast’s Future Depends On Consumer Electronics
The More Things Change
McAdams On: 2015
Archiving: Maintaining Relevance for the Future
Education Episodes Are Made For Multiplatform Release
2014: A Year Not Unlike Others
In 2014…
Jan 13, 2015 / 03:00 PM
Archiving: Maintaining Relevance for the Future
Some 40,000 years ago, some primitive peoples painted pictograms of meaningful events on the walls of caves, mostly found in Europe and Asia.
Sep 17, 2014 / 02:30 PM
It’s All Just ‘Television,’ Or Is It?
I’ve spent a considerable amount over the last few years working on projects that examine what television broadcasting will be like in the future.
Jul 30, 2014 / 11:00 AM
Transitioning Broadcast Automation
In late February, Avid announced their “Final Sale Plan for FastBreak Automation,” the name for the automation system they acquired with their 2006 purchase of Sundance Digital.
Jun 18, 2014 / 08:12AM
Raising Expectations in Local Sports Coverage
Earlier this year, IPTV took on the live broadcast of the Iowa State Girls High School Basketball Tournament at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, the first event in a multi-year agreement that includes a variety of other girls high school sports.
Mar 06, 2014 / 10:00 AM
Tweaking Your Routing System for UHD
For long-tail content, UHD provides a methodology for making content more future-resistant as technology continues to evolve. Additionally, stations such as Iowa Public Television that create content have to begin considering that the terrestrial path will not be the sole delivery method and while one avenue may not support a piece of UHD content, others may.
Jan 27, 2014 / 05:00 AM
Making Room for UHDTV
I attended a SMPTE Section meeting in the U.K. recently and got involved in a discussion with several broadcasters regarding our road maps for the future.
Nov 18, 2013 / 04:00 PM
Switching From 1080 to Ultra HD
With 4k displays already showing up in viewers’ living rooms and ATSC 3.0, the step from 1080i to 1080p may be incrementally too small to be worthwhile.
Sep 11, 2013 / 09:00 AM
Celebrating TV Technology’s 30th Anniversary
The 30th anniversary of the launch of TV Technology has really given me pause...
Sep 03, 2013 / 06:00 AM
Keeping Over-the-Air Broadcasting Relevant
In an ideal world, we would all get together and hammer out worldwide standard that would allow manufacturers to build products that worked everywhere and consumers could watch content on any device anywhere.
Jul 16, 2013 / 04:00 AM
Do DSLRs Have a Place in Broadcast?
Regular readers of Digital Journal know that I am firmly convinced that the value and the future of local broadcasting is in the local station’s ability to acquire and create compelling local content.

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