IBC Reflections
The pace of industry consolidation as well as our industry’s move towards IP were never more evident than at last month’s IBC Show in Amsterdam.
Forward Thinker
C-SPAN Pay Wall Spotlights Multiplatform Challenge
It’s All Just ‘Television,’ Or Is It?
What Tom Said: Hatching the UHD Egg
Ready for YouTube’s Networks
CableCARD: Acknowledge the Inevitable
McAdams On: Ferguson Unraveling
A Look Back at Broadcast Engineering Magazine
McAdams On: Comcast’s Growing Pains
Rounds’ Social TV Relies on Online Streams
True Dedication
Transitioning Broadcast Automation
Recording Pretty Pictures From Above
McAdams On: LPTVs
McAdams On: Aereo’s Hail Mary

Oct 24, 2014 / 01:45 PM / By Beth Elliot
Video Production With UAVs: A Conversation With Tom Hallman
The Federal Aviation Administration recently cleared the way for six companies to use unmanned aerial vehicles for shooting film and television projects. Pictorvision was one of the companies that received approval from the FAA for commercial drone applications, so BE Extra thought it would be good to find out what this means to film and television producers.
Oct 24, 2014 / 01:26 PM / By Bob Kovacs
Quincy Group, LG/Zenith, Gates Air Demo 4K Futurecast
If 4K, also known as Ultra HD, is to have a future, it first must be tested in the present in real-world situations. Thus it came to pass that the Quincy Group, a TV station group primarily operating in the Midwest, donated three early morning hours of airtime on WKOW-TV to test a 4K solution designed by Gates Air and LG’s Zenith division.
Oct 23, 2014 / 04:22PM / By posted by Bob Kovacs
'Wedlock' Shoots with Canon C300 Cameras
When director Ross Partridge and cinematographer Doug Emmett were in pre-production on their nine-episode web series Wedlock, they knew that a cinematic, shallow depth-of-field look would be essential to make their show stand out.

Oct 23, 2014 / 12:36PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Curtis LeGeyt Promoted to NAB Senior Vice President, Public Policy
LeGeyt will serve as NAB’s principal liaison to the White House and executive departments.
Oct 16, 2014 / 01:32 PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Wohler Names Dayan Sivalingam Engineering Director for RadiantGrid Line
Wohler Technologies announced that Dayan Sivalingam has been appointed as the company’s director of engineering for the RadiantGrid business line.
Oct 15, 2014 / 12:16PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Larry Thorpe, SMPTE, Recognized by TV Academy
The award honors an agency, company, or institution whose contributions over time have made a significant impact on television technology and engineering.

Oct 16, 2014 / 01:46PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
KTOO-TV Chooses ProTrack
Myers announced that KTOO-TV has selected its ProTrack Broadcast Management System.
Oct 16, 2014 / 12:42PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
DigitalGlue Launches Harmonic Upgrade for TMC Design Corp.
DigitalGlue is working with TMC to upgrade the company’s deployment of Harmonic video encoding, decoding, and multiplexing solutions, enabling a satellite communications installation for the U.S. Army.
Oct 16, 2014 / 11:58 AM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
ESPN Digital Media Reaches a Record 94 Million in September
Driven by ESPN Fantasy Football and coverage of the NFL, MLB pennant races, and College Football, ESPN reached a record-setting 94 million unique visitors in the United States in September.

Oct 15, 2014 / 03:25PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
FCC Fines Texas TV Group $86,400 for Unauthorized BAS
The Federal Communications Commission levied the fine against Midessa Television, a limited partnership of Drewry Communications.
Oct 01, 2014 / 04:32PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
Lawmakers Ask for GAO LPTV Auction Impact Study
Eshoo and Barton want to know how many LPTV and translators may lose channels, how many could relocate, how many would go dark, and how many people would lost access to them.
Oct 01, 2014 / 01:06 PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
FCC Interference Pricing Projects $45 Billion in Proceeds
A full-power TV station in Los Angeles could get as much as $570 million for its spectrum in the federal incentive auction. One in New York, the No. 1 market, could get as much as $490 million.

Oct 15, 2014 / 02:23PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Research: More Than 46 Million HHs Will Subscribe to 4KTV Pay Service by 2018
New research from Parks Associates finds more than 46 million households worldwide will subscribe to a pay 4KTV service by 2018.
Oct 14, 2014 / 02:52PM / By James Careless
Transcoding Brings Order to Multiple File Chaos
The move from videotape to file-based video recording has resulted in unexpected chaos for TV stations both large and small.
Oct 08, 2014 / 03:31 AM / By Joey Gill
Black Burst Is Alive and Well in HD Plants
During the HD transition over the past 15 years or so, many broadcast stations have had to run their analog plants alongside their new HD buildout. While that doesn’t sound so bad, one legacy technology seems to be clinging to the gunwale: the analog “black burst” timing reference.

Oct 03, 2014 / 02:27PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
ESPN’s Audience is Up for Fiscal Year
ESPN had a record year for ESPNU, while ESPN Deportes showed the most growth.
Oct 03, 2014 / 01:38 PM / By Bob Kovacs
Monitors Move in ESPN’s Studio W
When it came time for ESPN to do something different and eye-catching in its Studio W used for the network’s NFL programming, the set designers wanted more movement.
Sep 29, 2014 / 10:22AM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Sinclair Syndicates, Adds Western Athletic Conference to American Sports Network
Sinclair’s Networks division has entered into syndication agreements with 41 companies for expanded distribution of its American Sports Network initiative.

Oct 24, 2014 / 10:26AM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Wohler Names Key Code Media a U.S. Distributor for Tachyon Wormhole
Wohler Technologies today announced that Key Code Media has become a distributor for the Tachyon Wormhole.
Oct 23, 2014 / 12:31 PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Disney, Panasonic, Dolby Donate $1 Million to SMPTE Centennial Campaign
Oct 22, 2014 / 02:54PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Scripps Launches Podium Political App
The E.W. Scripps Co. has launched Podium, a user-customizable political app.

Oct 22, 2014 / 02:39PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Sarnoff TG-400 Player for 4Kp60 Video Testing Introduced
The TG-400 player incorporates the next-generation KONA 4 professional desktop input/output card from AJA Video Systems for processing.
Oct 20, 2014 / 10:00 AM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
ONE Media to Launch Next-Gen Broadcasting at KEYE-TV in Austin Next Month
The “out of the lab into the field” testing using the transmission infrastructure of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s television station, KEYE-TV, follows successful prototype lab demonstrations of the next generation transmission capabilities.
Oct 16, 2014 / 01:38PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Ride TV Chooses Globecast Media Factory
lobecast has been selected to provide content management and playout for brand new equestrian lifestyle channel Ride TV.

Oct 23, 2014 / 10:57AM / By Deborah D. McAdams
SMPTE 2014: Coax for 4KTV
Maybe Belden will build 4K coax cable. Maybe not if no one wants it.
Oct 22, 2014 / 04:12PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
SMPTE 2014: Uncompressed Video Over COTS Ethernet Switches
How many packets are dropped by Ethernet switches moving video? Thomas Edwards of Fox set about with Aperi Corp. to find out.
Oct 22, 2014 / 02:15PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
SMPTE 2014: Envisioning the IP Media Facility
Why bother retrofitting a perfectly functional serial digital interface facility with one predicated on Internet protocol networking?

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