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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 22, 2014 / 01:24PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
SMPTE 2014: Doing HDR With HEVC
Raul Diaz, CEO of Vangard Video, set out to explore the integration of HEVC with higher dynamic ranges of luminosity.
Oct 22, 2014 / 12:43PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
SMPTE 2014: HEVC Bitrate Savings Verified
The theory of high-efficiency video coding is that it cuts the bitrate of H.264 by half. John Pallett of Telestream and his team went looking for what it could really do.
Oct 22, 2014 / 11:40 AM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
Futurecast Demo Shows Simultaneous 4K, HD and Mobile Reception
Quincy Group’s WKOW-TV conducted a second round of real-world broadcast field testing with the Futurecast Universal Terrestrial Broadcasting System.


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 15, 2014 / 10:39 AM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
NAB General Counsel Jane Mago Announces Retirement
Jane Mago, general counsel and executive vice president of the NAB Legal Department, today informed the NAB Board of Directors of her intention to retire from the broadcast trade association following a 10-year career.


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 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 / 02:46PM / By posted by Deborah D. McAdams
MultiDyne Appoints Inviso as Master Distributor for Latin America, Caribbean
MultiDyne has appointed Inviso as its master distributor for Latin America and the Caribbean.
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 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 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?
Oct 22, 2014 / 11:35AM
SMPTE 2014: Aitken—Broadcast Must Be More Than TV
The “broadcast” in Sinclair Broadcast Group is morphing into something more than TV






 
 
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