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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.
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
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

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.


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.


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


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.


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.
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."








 
 
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