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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
500 MHz
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

Jan 13, 2015 / 03:00 PM / By Bill Hayes
Archiving: Maintaining Relevance for the Future
Some 40,000 years ago, some primitive peoples painted pictograms of meaningful events on the walls of caves, mostly found in Europe and Asia.
Sep 17, 2014 / 02:30 PM / By Bill Hayes
It’s All Just ‘Television,’ Or Is It?
I’ve spent a considerable amount over the last few years working on projects that examine what television broadcasting will be like in the future.
Jul 30, 2014 / 11:00 AM / By Bill Hayes
Transitioning Broadcast Automation
In late February, Avid announced their “Final Sale Plan for FastBreak Automation,” the name for the automation system they acquired with their 2006 purchase of Sundance Digital.


Feb 19, 2015 / 11:00 AM / By Deborah D. McAdams
500 MHz
If I were a betting woman, I would avoid eye contact with broadcasting.
Feb 05, 2015 / 05:43 PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
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 / By Deborah D. McAdams
McAdams On: 2015
Two-thousand-and- fifteen will be the year of the drone. Drones will be everywhere.


Oct 02, 2012 / 03:13PM / By Randy Hoffner
‘Inventing American Broadcasting’—A Look at How It All Began
The book by Susan J. Douglas is part of the “Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology” series.
Jul 13, 2012 / 04:00PM / By Randy Hoffner
Solving the ‘Silicon Crisis’ With Quantum Computing
If you are a recent reader of this column or other sources of electronics news, you know that we are approaching a “silicon crisis.”
Apr 16, 2012 / 10:10AM / By Randy Hoffner
H.265 HEVC, The Next Step for MPEG
To understand H.265, let's look at a little MPEG history, to see where it came from


Dec 22, 2014 / 02:00PM / By MARIO ORAZIO
2014: A Year Not Unlike Others
You might not have noticed, but… you might be tracking the wrong trends.
Jul 21, 2014 / 10:53AM / By Mario Orazio
Recording Pretty Pictures From Above
You might not have noticed, but… these days, things are lookin’ down. Literally.
Apr 21, 2014 / 06:39 AM / By Mario Orazio
What Price Reliability?
You might not have noticed, but… reliability don’t come cheap.


Jan 29, 2015 / 01:00 PM / By Tom Butts
Broadcast’s Future Depends On Consumer Electronics
As the 2015 International CES was winding down, there was enough news out of the show indicated that—when it comes to gaining a foothold with millennials who disdain the concept of “television”—broadcast television has its work cut out for it.
Oct 31, 2014 / 12:00 AM / By Tom Butts
What Tom Said: About Appointment TV
Live television—for many of us it’s the bread and butter of our industry and it’s what distinguishes broadcasting from the rest of media.
Oct 16, 2014 / 01:00 PM / By Tom Butts
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.


Feb 13, 2015 / 05:30 AM / By Tom Butts
What Tom Said: The Push for Drones
Drones are literally everywhere these days, except in the skies, at least, not legally.
Jun 14, 2012 / 08:57AM / By Tom Butts
'Hopping’ Mad
Advertising is the lifeblood of commercial television--without it, the medium wouldn’t exist.
May 15, 2012 / 04:33PM / By Tom Butts
Realistic Expectations
NAB logged another 90K+ attendees at the industry's largest annual gathering.


Feb 25, 2015 / 03:00 PM / By James E. O’Neal
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.
Nov 20, 2014 / 10:00 AM / By Mike Gravino
Auction-Displaced LPTV Costs Could Reach $1 Billion
For those of us in the low-power television sector, the FCC’s upcoming Spectrum Incentive Auction has become either a potential fortune-maker, or business-killer.
Aug 11, 2014 / 02:00 PM / By Bob Kovacs
A Look Back at Broadcast Engineering Magazine
Broadcast Engineering magazine was a long-time favorite of mine, with articles that challenged me to learn more about video technology, and advertising that was often as educational as the articles.


Feb 24, 2015 / 09:00 AM / By Gary Arlen
Amazon’s Agenda Fits Streaming Expectations From Researchers
Woody Allen. Philip K. Dick. Ridley Scott. The New Yorker.
Feb 10, 2015 / 05:00 AM / By Gary Arlen
Locating Shows Becomes a Cross-Platform Challenge
Seek and ye shall find… if you’re lucky.
Jan 22, 2015 / 11:00 AM / By Gary Arlen
The More Things Change
TV’s technology evolution remains work in progress








 
 
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