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Pay-TV Market Shakeup Or Shakedown?
Will 2015 mark the death of the pay-TV bundle? Probably not, but events of the past few weeks have suggested that it may be on life support.
Cord-Cutter Gear: Three Antennas and a Pre-amp
Programmatic Ad Technology Proliferates
What Tom Said: About Richard Friedel
Closing FCC Field Offices Could Lead to ‘RF Anarchy’
NAB 2015: Notes From the Floor on Three-Sensor 4K Cameras
McAdams On: The Ongoing Transition
What to Expect at 2015 NAB
McAdams On: TV Stations With No Signal
Gearing Up for the 2015 NAB Show
What Tom Said: Hollywood Stays In Control (For Now)
Remembering the Early Days of L.A. Television
Crappin’ Out on the Lossy Drag
Amazon’s Agenda Fits Streaming Expectations From Researchers
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What Tom Said: The Push for Drones

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.


Apr 14, 2015 / 07:00 AM / By Deborah D. McAdams
McAdams On: The Ongoing Transition
Television is undergoing a radical transformation that is conceivably more of a quantum leap than the digital transition.
Mar 13, 2015 / 04:34AM / By Deborah D. McAdams
McAdams On: TV Stations With No Signal
What if this weren’t a hypothetical question: Can a TV station exist as a local news operation without a signal?
Feb 19, 2015 / 11:00 AM / By Deborah D. McAdams
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If I were a betting woman, I would avoid eye contact with broadcasting.


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


Feb 25, 2015 / 02:00 PM / By Mario Orazio
Crappin’ Out on the Lossy Drag
You might not have noticed, but… I guess I’m not much of a gamblin’ man.
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.


May 15, 2015 / 09:00 AM / By Tom Butts
Pay-TV Market Shakeup Or Shakedown?
Will 2015 mark the death of the pay-TV bundle? Probably not, but events of the past few weeks have suggested that it may be on life support.
Apr 29, 2015 / 02:00 PM / By Tom Butts
What Tom Said: About Richard Friedel
Imagine being able to combine the two things you love most at a young age: summer at the beach and tinkering with broadcast technology.
Apr 09, 2015 / 08:00 AM / By Tom Butts
What to Expect at 2015 NAB
In advance of the NAB Show, we asked our writers what they expect.


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.


Apr 23, 2015 / 12:00 PM / By Robert Gonsett
Closing FCC Field Offices Could Lead to ‘RF Anarchy’
The FCC is considering a monumental change that will jeopardize its ability to control interference for the private sector.
Apr 15, 2015 / 12:29PM / By Craig Johnston
NAB 2015: Notes From the Floor on Three-Sensor 4K Cameras
At the 2014 NAB, Grass Valley dropped a bombshell when it introduced a three-sensor 4K camera, employing 2/3-inch CMOS chips, referred to as B4 mount.
Mar 06, 2015 / 10:00 AM / By Bob Kovacs
Gearing Up for the 2015 NAB Show
This may strike you as a bit early to be thinking about the 2015 NAB Show, but it’s been on our minds here in the editorial office for some weeks.


May 07, 2015 / 01:00 PM / By Gary Arlen
Programmatic Ad Technology Proliferates
Reports that Comcast might acquire Visible World, a programmatic TV ad platform provider, put a spotlight recently on the overhaul taking place in the video advertising world
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.








 
 
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