McAdams On
Remembering the Early Days of L.A. Television
For most of us, it’s difficult to imagine a world devoid of television, or for that matter, a world where there were only one or two channel choices and television service was limited to just a few hours per day.
Amazon’s Agenda Fits Streaming Expectations From Researchers
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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…
McAdams On: FCC Schism and its Impact on the Auction
Is ATSC 3.0 for Real?
McAdams On: Our Clunky Tech
Feb 19, 2015 / 11:00 AM
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If I were a betting woman, I would avoid eye contact with broadcasting.
Feb 05, 2015 / 05:43 PM
McAdams On: Title II Overkill
Reclassifying broadband access under Title II is like pounding in push pins into a cork board with a sledgehammer. The intent is to impose network neutrality rules—no blocking, throttling or fast lanes—of which there have been a total of two incidents.
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.

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