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What Tom Said: Hatching the UHD Egg
As our industry heads to Amsterdam for the annual IBC Show, decisionmakers and vendors alike will get updates on the latest technologies in the electronic media market.
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
FCC Intentions Are Out of Balance
McAdams On: Regulatory Ripple Effect
Dear FCC: Walk the Talk
Raising Expectations in Local Sports Coverage

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.
Jun 18, 2014 / 08:12AM / By Bill Hayes
Raising Expectations in Local Sports Coverage
Earlier this year, IPTV took on the live broadcast of the Iowa State Girls High School Basketball Tournament at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, the first event in a multi-year agreement that includes a variety of other girls high school sports.
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.


Aug 14, 2014 / 09:23PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
McAdams On: Ferguson Unraveling
There is no escaping scrutiny in a connected world. The city officials of Ferguson, Mo., discovered this the hard way. My first email on Thursday was from an Al Jazeera America flack who said the network’s news crew there was tear-gassed.
Aug 07, 2014 / 07:12 PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
McAdams On: Comcast’s Growing Pains
There was a time when Comcast-Time Warner Cable marriage would have stood out as much for the contrary nature of the lovebirds as the sheer size of the deal.
Jul 21, 2014 / 03:34AM / By Deborah D. McAdams
McAdams On: LPTVs
Low-power broadcast licensees powerful friends on Capitol Hill, for all the good it does them.


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


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 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.


Sep 11, 2014 / 12:02 PM / By Tom Butts
What Tom Said: Hatching the UHD Egg
As our industry heads to Amsterdam for the annual IBC Show, decisionmakers and vendors alike will get updates on the latest technologies in the electronic media market.
Aug 19, 2014 / 02:09 AM / By Tom Butts
CableCARD: Acknowledge the Inevitable
Remember the old SNL sketch in which Chevy Chase announces to the audience that “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead”?
Jul 30, 2014 / 01:37 PM / By Tom Butts
True Dedication
When TV Technology advertised for a new technology editor nine years ago this month, we wanted not only someone who could bring the technical background to the job, but who shared our love for this industry and respect for the people who work behind the scenes to make broadcasting such an important part of our communities.


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


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.
Apr 30, 2014 / 02:00 AM / By James E. O'Neal
It Is Time to Rethink EAS?
Several months ago, I shared my thoughts in this space about our country’s Emergency Alert System, explaining its somewhat tortuous history and underpinnings.
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.


Aug 19, 2014 / 12:00 PM / By Gary Arlen
Ready for YouTube’s Networks
How often does an 18,000-attendee trade convention deal with “chaperone and parent” issues or offer free badges for “ages 8 and younger?”
Aug 05, 2014 / 02:36 AM / By Gary Arlen
Rounds’ Social TV Relies on Online Streams
Rounds Live, a new social media service, is the latest venture that seeks to enable viewers to gab along with TV shows or... “turn any website into a live video chat party."
Apr 30, 2014 / 02:00 PM / By Gary Arlen
Deluxe Melds Metatags and Multiplatform
During post-production, Deluxe Entertainment puts a metatag on every scene when a character drinks a beverage, drives a car or puts on a pair of shoes.








 
 
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