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Mar 06, 2014 / 10:00 AM / By Bill Hayes
Tweaking Your Routing System for UHD
For long-tail content, UHD provides a methodology for making content more future-resistant as technology continues to evolve. Additionally, stations such as Iowa Public Television that create content have to begin considering that the terrestrial path will not be the sole delivery method and while one avenue may not support a piece of UHD content, others may.
Jan 27, 2014 / 05:00 AM / By Bill Hayes
Making Room for UHDTV
I attended a SMPTE Section meeting in the U.K. recently and got involved in a discussion with several broadcasters regarding our road maps for the future.
Nov 18, 2013 / 04:00 PM / By Bill Hayes
Switching From 1080 to Ultra HD
With 4k displays already showing up in viewers’ living rooms and ATSC 3.0, the step from 1080i to 1080p may be incrementally too small to be worthwhile.


Apr 17, 2014 / 09:00 AM / By Deborah D. McAdams
McAdams On: Regulatory Coercion
The FCC has been allowing joint and shared service agreements for years. Now it’s suddenly affecting an about-face.
Mar 27, 2014 / 09:00 AM / By Deborah D. McAdams
McAdams On: The Point of Aereo
What’s the point of Aereo?
Mar 14, 2014 / 11:57 AM / By Deborah D. McAdams
McAdams On: The Ownership Incentive Auction Hammer
Broadcasting is not to be stepped into by any but the biggest, boldest and most lawyered up. Hence consolidation.


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


Apr 14, 2014 / 06:39 PM / By Mario Orazio
What Price Reliability?
You might not have noticed, but… reliability don’t come cheap.
Jan 28, 2014 / 04:00 PM / By Mario Orazio
Card Storage: Speed Writing Trumps Reading
So I’m shoppin’ for accessories for that sweet little helmet-cam I just bought to record all my pie-eating triumphs at the annual Festa San’ Guido.
Jul 16, 2013 / 08:53AM
Do We Really Need the FCC?
You might not have noticed, but… there ain’t much of any TV-related doin’s at the FCC these days. So why are we keepin’ them around?


Mar 07, 2014 / 09:24 AM / By Tom Butts
When 4K Isn’t Enough
The rush to 4K/UHDTV has elicited the usual responses from various corners of the media and entertainment industry.
Mar 03, 2014 / 05:53 PM / By Tom Butts
What Tom Said: Wheeler Takes FCC Into Interesting Times
May you live in interesting times,”goes the old Chinese proverb.
Feb 20, 2014 / 07:00 AM / By Tom Butts
TV and The Beatles
When remembering momentous events in our lives, especially ones that affect us en masse, the first question that usually pops up is, “Do you remember where you were?”


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.
May 04, 2012 / 01:13PM / By Tom Butts
Tablet Nation
By now we all know that the profit margin for HDTVs has fallen off the cliff


Jan 22, 2014 / 04:44 PM / By Jim Thompson
Foundation Helps Broadcasters in Need
As TV broadcasters, we are a central part of our community.
Sep 09, 2013 / 03:40 PM / By Andy Stout
Second Screens, Out of the Trough!
Just two years ago, people started talking about the iPad and labelling it as “totally disruptive,” which just means that it will change everything. Today, it both has and it hasn’t.
Aug 19, 2013 / 10:00 AM
Poll: How Has Television Technology Evolved in the Past 30 Years?
Since being launched in September 1983, TV Technology has covered the most important developments in the technology that has most affected the broadcast industry.


Apr 14, 2014 / 05:00 AM / By Gary Arlen
Social TV: Hot or Not? Still a Work in Progress
It’s not so much that “Videocracy’s” producers can make a TV series “ripped from social media” (as they say) but rather that an entire network can be built as “the first TV home for the social media generation.”
Feb 26, 2014 / 08:03PM / By Gary Arlen
The Making of ‘Network’
“Mad As Hell: The Making of ‘Network’ and the Fateful Vision of the Angriest Man in Movies,” a book that explores the production of an outlandish film about the TV industry, was just published. The film remains a classic examination of how broadcasting works.
Feb 06, 2014 / 02:50 PM / By Gary Arlen
News for Today’s Mobile Social Media Viewers
Talk about short-attention-span TV! The BBC has been testing 15-second video “newscasts” beamed to tablets and smartphones.








 
 
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