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Broadcast’s Future Depends On Consumer Electronics
As the 2015 International CES was winding down, there was enough news out of the show indicated that—when it comes to gaining a foothold with millennials who disdain the concept of “television”—broadcast television has its work cut out for it.
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…
McAdams On: FCC Schism and its Impact on the Auction
Is ATSC 3.0 for Real?
McAdams On: Our Clunky Tech
Auction-Displaced LPTV Costs Could Reach $1 Billion
McAdams On: Caveat Auctor
HBO, CBS Raise OTT Profile
McAdams On: SMPTE
Repercussions of Wheeler's 'Online Video' Blog
What Tom Said: About Appointment TV
Jan 15, 2015 / 01:00 PM
McAdams On: 2015
Two-thousand-and- fifteen will be the year of the drone. Drones will be everywhere.
Dec 17, 2014 / 04:00 PM
In 2014…
Every piece of technology in my household became obsolete.
Dec 12, 2014 / 02:37 PM
McAdams On: FCC Schism and its Impact on the Auction
The monthly open meeting of the five FCC commissioners this week was three-hour affair of protests, exposition and verbal pugilism according to Robert’s Rules of Order.
Nov 26, 2014 / 01:25 PM
McAdams On: Our Clunky Tech
It’s probably a form of sacrilege to refer to technology as “clunky” under the banner of a technology publication, but I refer primarily to what I use on a daily basis and how I’ve watched it evolve.
Nov 14, 2014 / 08:18 AM
McAdams On: Caveat Auctor
This is directed to anyone thinking about selling their TV spectrum based on the $45 billion in auction proceeds projected by the FCC.
Nov 06, 2014 / 03:58PM
McAdams On: SMPTE
Hollywood was recently overrun with unsung stars; non-celebrities whose contributions to 21st century communications are not fully appreciated.
Aug 14, 2014 / 09:23PM
McAdams On: Ferguson Unraveling
There is no escaping scrutiny in a connected world. The city officials of Ferguson, Mo., discovered this the hard way. My first email on Thursday was from an Al Jazeera America flack who said the network’s news crew there was tear-gassed.
Aug 07, 2014 / 07:12 PM
McAdams On: Comcast’s Growing Pains
There was a time when Comcast-Time Warner Cable marriage would have stood out as much for the contrary nature of the lovebirds as the sheer size of the deal.
Jul 21, 2014 / 03:34AM
McAdams On: LPTVs
Low-power broadcast licensees powerful friends on Capitol Hill, for all the good it does them.
Jul 10, 2014 / 10:31AM
McAdams On: Aereo’s Hail Mary
Now that the highest court in the United States has determined that Aereo is breaking the law, it is countering with the clever strategy of claiming it’s not breaking the law because, like, the Supreme Court said it’s a cable system and therefore eligible to negotiate for the carriage of TV signals.

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