Opinions
In 2014…
Every piece of technology in my household became obsolete.
McAdams On: FCC Schism and its Impact on the Auction
Is ATSC 3.0 for Real?
McAdams On: Our Clunky Tech
Auction-Displaced LPTV Costs Could Reach $1 Billion
McAdams On: Caveat Auctor
HBO, CBS Raise OTT Profile
McAdams On: SMPTE
Repercussions of Wheeler's 'Online Video' Blog
What Tom Said: About Appointment TV
IBC Reflections
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

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.
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.


Dec 17, 2014 / 04:00 PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
In 2014…
Every piece of technology in my household became obsolete.
Dec 12, 2014 / 02:37 PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
McAdams On: FCC Schism and its Impact on the Auction
The monthly open meeting of the five FCC commissioners this week was three-hour affair of protests, exposition and verbal pugilism according to Robert’s Rules of Order.
Nov 26, 2014 / 01:25 PM / By Deborah D. McAdams
McAdams On: Our Clunky Tech
It’s probably a form of sacrilege to refer to technology as “clunky” under the banner of a technology publication, but I refer primarily to what I use on a daily basis and how I’ve watched it evolve.


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.


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.
Sep 25, 2014 / 12:03 PM / By Tom Butts
Forward Thinker
If broadcasting is viewed by the general public as an old technology, Sam doesn’t see it that way and he emphasizes that publicizing broadcasting’s strengths is also one of his responsibilities.


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


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.
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.


Nov 10, 2014 / 03:11 PM / By Gary Arlen
HBO, CBS Raise OTT Profile
The announcement last month from HBO that it plans to launch an à la carte streaming video service “sometime” in 2015—followed a day later by CBS’s launch of its “CBS All Access” OTT service—illustrate the speed with which media companies are addressing the integration of online video delivery with traditional linear programming.
Oct 31, 2014 / 09:27 AM / By Gary Arlen
Repercussions of Wheeler's 'Online Video' Blog
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is seeking to put broadband/online video onto a level playing field with cable and satellite carriers, including their relationships and requirements to retransmit broadcast channels.
Sep 24, 2014 / 01:00 PM / By Gary Arlen
C-SPAN Pay Wall Spotlights Multiplatform Challenge
C-SPAN’s decision to put its three networks’ core daily telecasts behind an “authentication” pay wall called attention to an increasingly complex challenge: how to familiarize viewers with their multiple options to watch the same programming.








 
 
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