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Closing FCC Field Offices Could Lead to ‘RF Anarchy’
The FCC is considering a monumental change that will jeopardize its ability to control interference for the private sector.
NAB 2015: Notes From the Floor on Three-Sensor 4K Cameras
McAdams On: The Ongoing Transition
What to Expect at 2015 NAB
McAdams On: TV Stations With No 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
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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

Apr 24, 2015 / 01:45PM / By Michael Balderston
LeSEA Enlists Grass Valley to Equip Production Trucks
Grass Valley provides production center, cameras, routers and multiviewers.
Apr 24, 2015 / 01:22PM / By Michael Balderston
Globosat Partners with Vizrt for Control Room Automation Systems
Two of the ten Viz Mosart control room automation systems have already been installed in Globosat’s Rio de Janeiro production center.
Apr 24, 2015 / 11:16AM / By Michael Balderston
Mexican Broadcaster Using Rohde & Schwarz Digital High-Power Transmitters
Radiotelevisión de Veracruz installed four digital Rohde & Schwarz THU9 high-power transmitters in November 2014 to help broadcast the Central American and Caribbean Games.


Apr 23, 2015 / 12:37PM / By Bob Kovacs
Tech Trends at NAB Show 2015
Attending the NAB can easily be overwhelming—there is simply so much to see and learn, especially in a year like this when there are many technical issues at play.
Apr 22, 2015 / 12:50 PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Sinclair to Launch National News
Sinclair Broadcast Group is launching a national news show that it will air across its Big Four affiliates on Sunday morning.
Apr 20, 2015 / 11:21AM / By Michael Balderston
Larry Wert Named to NAB Television Board
The NAB has announced that Larry Wert, president of broadcast media at Tribune, has been appointed to the NAB Board of TV Directors, effective immediately.


Apr 24, 2015 / 01:00 PM / By Debra Kaufman
Behind the Scenes at ‘Game of Thrones’
A panel of “Game of Thrones” creators drew avid fans and SMPTE members alike to the Linwood Dunn Theater at the Academy’s Pickford Center in March.
Mar 20, 2015 / 03:51PM / By Michael Balderston
NEP Opens Up Shop in Canada
NEP is expanding its North American presence by launching NEP Canada.
Feb 25, 2015 / 11:00 AM / By Craig Johnston
Cable and Connectors Keep Evolving
But a closer look at this glue that holds a facility together shows that there are changes going on there...


Apr 12, 2015 / 02:13PM / By John Eggerton of B&C
NAB to FCC: Dynamic 3.5 GHz Database Plan Flawed
Mar 25, 2015 / 04:16PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
FAA Eases Drone Rules, Opens Door for Newsgathering
The Federal Aviation Administration this week eased the process for getting a commercial drone-use waiver by establishing a temporary blanket waiver for operations at or below 200 feet.
Mar 24, 2015 / 01:21PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
FCC to Close 16 of 24 Field Offices
Field offices are on the chopping block at the Federal Communications Commission


Apr 08, 2015 / 02:50PM / By posted by Bob Kovacs
ATSC 3.0 Proposal Expands Data Delivery Options
Complementing its proposed system for the ATSC 3.0 physical layer, the LG/Zenith/GatesAir Futurecast system now incorporates the applications/presentation layer and the management/protocol layer.
Apr 02, 2015 / 03:49 PM / By Bob Kovacs
LG, GatesAir, Zenith to Conduct Six-Month OTA ATSC 3.0 Tests
A team from LG, Zenith and GatesAir will use an abandoned UHF transmitter at Tribune Media station WJW to conduct extensive on-air tests of its Futurecast ATSC 3.0 physical-layer technology proposal.
Mar 27, 2015 / 11:15AM / By Malateshgouda Karegoudar
Preparing for HEVC, 4K Test and Monitoring
In order to accommodate 4K/UHD transmissions, the way in which video is compressed for transport must improve dramatically.


Apr 27, 2015 / 03:59PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
CBS Joins FiOS Custom While ESPN Sues
CBS Sports Network is joining Verizon’s customized FiOS TV lineup, the broadcaster said Monday just as reports emerged that ESPN is suing over the new channel packaging scheme.
Apr 21, 2015 / 01:00 PM / By Mark R. Smith
Baseball’s ‘Big Picture’ Wows Fans
HD videoboards at the nation’s Major League Baseball stadiums just keep getting bigger and better.
Apr 21, 2015 / 09:51 AM / By Michael Balderston
Fox Sports to Use Periscope for NFL Draft Coverage
Fox Sports will be offering a new perspective for fans into next week’s NFL Draft via one of the latest social media apps.


Apr 14, 2015 / 07:40AM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Verizon Acquires Ad Insertion Software From Disney/ABC
Verizon’s Digital Media Services Group has picked up a software package from ABC/Disney it says will provide broadcasters a “streamlined process for both digital ad insertion and program replacement for live, linear digital simulcasts.”
Apr 13, 2015 / 12:32PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
NAB 2015: Avid to Acquire Orad for $60 Million
Avid announced that it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Orad Hi-Tec Systems Ltd., a Frankfurt stock exchange-listed public company with its headquarters in Kfar Saba, Israel, for €5.67 ($US6.00) per share in an all-cash transaction valued at US$60 million.
Apr 11, 2015 / 02:44PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Artel Video Systems to Acquire Assets of Communications Specialties, Inc.


Apr 21, 2015 / 12:00 PM / By Ian Macspadden
IP for Broadcast: The Time Is Now
It’s hard to believe that broadcast production and distribution chains were once dominated by hardware-based systems.
Apr 06, 2015 / 04:29PM / By posted by Bob Kovacs
KMCC Launches Spanish Language News With JVC Cameras
KMCC, a MundoFOX affiliate in Las Vegas, is using three JVC GY-HM650 mobile news cameras in the field and two GY-HM890s in its new studio. Acquired last summer, the cameras are used to produce two nightly Spanish newscasts for the market.
Apr 01, 2015 / 03:00 PM / By Susan Ashworth
Automation Enhances Budgets, Workflows
Big or small—whether you’re in rural market 100 or in the nation’s top 10—there are always two tantalizing results that come from revamping a station’s automation capabilities.


Apr 23, 2015 / 12:37PM / By Bob Kovacs
Tech Trends at NAB Show 2015
Attending the NAB can easily be overwhelming—there is simply so much to see and learn, especially in a year like this when there are many technical issues at play.
Apr 21, 2015 / 09:49AM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Panel Discussions Focus on Future of Drones in Cinema, Production and Business
The use of drones in cinematography, commercial production, and more than 300 identified commercial market applications will be addressed in detail by a panel and speakers participating in a daylong series of seminars taking place this Thursday, April 23, at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan.
Apr 20, 2015 / 06:02 PM / By Compiled by Michael Balderston and Deborah D. McAdams
NAB 2015: What It Is, Why We Liked It
TV Technology issued its Best of Show award winner list for the 2015 NAB Show on Friday. Here, we relate what the products were and why our team of judges liked them.






 
 
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