In 2014…
Every piece of technology in my household became obsolete.
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
IBC Reflections
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

Dec 19, 2014 / 02:27PM / By Leslie Stimson of Radio World
FCC Rejects Arguments Against NFL Redskins Name
The FCC says the name of Washington NFL team, “Redskins,” does not violate broadcast indecency rules and the agency approved a license renewal for a radio station owned by team owner Daniel Snyder.
Dec 18, 2014 / 11:00 AM / By James Careless
Future-Proofing for 4K
CP Communications is building 4K signal carriage capability into HD21, a new 53-foot transmission and master control truck being built for Fox Sports’ golf coverage.
Dec 17, 2014 / 03:43PM / By Leslie Stimson of Radio World
Next Fake EAS Alert Could be More Malicious, Warns NAB
After “The Bobby Bones Show” incident in October, in which a recording of a real alert using the EAN event code was used, triggering an alert that was transmitted by stations in several states, the FCC asked broadcasters how to prevent “unauthorized” alerts

Dec 19, 2014 / 03:34PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Microsoft AdExchange Chief Architect Joins WideOrbit
WideOrbit announced that it has hired Ian Ferreira, formerly chief architect of Microsoft AdExchange, as senior vice president of Programmatic TV and is charged with building WideOrbit’s TV Ad Exchange and suite of cloud-based services.
Dec 19, 2014 / 02:32PM / By from Radio World
NATE Elects 2015 Board of Directors
The National Association of Tower Erectors has released the official results of its Board of Directors election.
Dec 19, 2014 / 12:11PM / By Bob Kovacs
SD Video Lives: A Q&A with Pat Johnston of AheadTek
One of the critical parts of traditional SD videotape recorders is its rotating video head. Subject to wear and tear, heads fail over time and need to be replaced.

Dec 10, 2014 / 01:26 PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
Multiplatform Rollout: Q&A With Christy King
The UFC has grown to distribute digital content to 135 countries, often reaching 6 TB of video a day, in the nine years Christy King has been vice president of Technology Research & Development for the franchise.
Dec 10, 2014 / 09:00 AM / By Susan Ashworth
Acquisitions, Smart Tech Fuel NEP Success
We all have our favorites. After 30 years of watching NEP grow from a small OB firm to become a major player in the competitive enclave of production truck manufacturers, you’d think that Mike Werteen would have a favorite among the 70 children in his truck family.
Dec 03, 2014 / 03:40PM / By Frank Klimko of Government Video
Multi-Image Display Systems Seamlessly Convert Video
Studio and field production services are taking advantage of increasingly sophisticated multi-image display systems.

Dec 19, 2014 / 03:24PM / By Leslie Stimson of Radio World
Group Pushes FCC to Standardize EAS Gear Response
“We know this will not be an easy, painless nor inexpensive process.”
Dec 19, 2014 / 02:46PM / By from Radio World
FCC Upholds Four Corners $25,000 STL Fine
The FCC is holding firm on its $25,000 fine against Four Corners Broadcasting for operating three studio-to-transmitter links in an unauthorized location. The penalty is now a forfeiture.
Dec 19, 2014 / 09:23 AM / By Deborah D. McAdams
FCC Clarifies Auction Pricing, EOBC Disputes It
Organizers of the 2016 TV spectrum incentive auction said a pricing discrepancy in official documents represented a floor and a potential goal, not a vacillation.

Dec 17, 2014 / 03:35PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
Sony to Debut Smart Glass Clip-on
Sony is making glasses smart. The technology giant announced the development of “an attachable single-lens display module that can turn eyewear of varying designs into smart devices.”
Dec 16, 2014 / 11:27AM / By Deborah D. McAdams
LG Opens Door to ‘Better Pixels’ With Quantum Dot 4KTV
TV as we know it doesn’t cover the same color range as the human eye. LG is taking a step closer to display technology that covers more of it
Dec 12, 2014 / 03:42 PM / By Michael LeClair for Radio World
Investigating Interference Between 4G LTE and Broadcast
There are a growing number of cases where there has been actual or alleged interference to 4G LTE installations.

Dec 15, 2014 / 05:20PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Token Creek Adds Fujinon Lenses
Token Creek Mobile Television has added three XA99x8.4 ultra-wide field production and four HA18x5.5 HD zooms to implement Grass Valley LDX80 cameras on its Sioux truck.
Dec 15, 2014 / 04:59PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Fox Sports, Evertz, Game Creek Video Launch IP Routing for Trucks
Fox Sports, Evertz Microsystems Inc. and Game Creek Video announced that they will be installing a large-scale IP-based routing system in a production truck.
Dec 02, 2014 / 05:04PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
New Orleans Pelicans Deploy TVU IP Tech

Dec 16, 2014 / 04:47PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
Cable Rates Rise 3.1 Percent in 2013
The cost of an expanded basic cable TV package rose 3.1 percent to $66.61 on average across the United States last year...
Dec 15, 2014 / 05:10PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Elemental Named Video Tech Leader by Frost & Sullivan
Elemental Technologies announced that it received the Technology Leadership Award in the Global Video Encoding and Transcoding Market from Frost & Sullivan.
Dec 15, 2014 / 04:47PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
WideOrbit and TubeMogul Partner on Programmatic Platform
WideOrbit announced an exclusive partnership with TubeMogul to develop a programmatic platform for brands and agencies to purchase broadcast television and digital video advertising from a single platform.

Dec 05, 2014 / 03:57PM / By posted by Bob Kovacs
DirecTV Debuts 4K Ultra HD Service
DirecTV recently announced its newly launched 4K video-on-demand (VOD) service, making it the first multi-channel video provider to offer commercial 4K Ultra HD programming direct to customers’ TVs.
Dec 02, 2014 / 05:21PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Maine Public Broadcasting Goes With Triveni Digital StreamScope
Triveni Digital announced that the Maine Public Broadcasting Network is utilizing a comprehensive DTV transport stream solution from Triveni Digital to improve video quality for its television services.
Dec 02, 2014 / 05:16PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Avid Everywhere Powers Content Management, Distribution for DHX
Avid announced that Canadian media company DHX Media is using Avid Everywhere, and will implement a fully integrated media asset management system powered by the Avid MediaCentral Platform.

Dec 05, 2014 / 04:29PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Shonda Rhimes to be Inducted Into NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame
The NAB announced hat Shonda Rhimes, creator and executive producer of “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
Dec 05, 2014 / 01:02 PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Government Video Salutes 10 Innovative Products at GV Expo 2014
Here are this year’s honorees from this year’s Government Video Expo in Washington, D.C., where 10 technologies were recognized with the Government Video Salute Award.
Dec 04, 2014 / 09:58 AM / By Tom Butts
GV Expo: Media Producers Share Tips for Gaining Government Contracts
When it comes to doing media production for the federal government, a healthy dose of persistence coupled with the right certification can go a long way towards achieving success.

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