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The More Things Change
TV’s technology evolution remains work in progress
McAdams On: 2015
Archiving: Maintaining Relevance for the Future
Education Episodes Are Made For Multiplatform Release
2014: A Year Not Unlike Others
In 2014…
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
Jan 16, 2015 / 02:44PM
List of Experimental Licenses Reveals Interesting HF Data Comm Experiments
FCC recently granted two companies experimental licenses to use HF bands for data communications at far greater bandwidths and data rates than have been used by amateur radio operators.
Jan 16, 2015 / 02:37PM
ViaSat-2 to Launch Late Summer 2016 on a SpaceX Falcon Heavy
ViaSat-2 will double the bandwidth economics of ViaSat-1 and provide seven times the coverage area.
Jan 16, 2015 / 02:33PM
Boeing Completes World's First All-Electric Propulsion Satellites
Announcement implies these Boeing 702SP satellites will use only electric propulsion for placement into the final geostationary orbital location after launch.
Jan 16, 2015 / 02:28PM
Low-Level RF Signals Allow Hackers to Grab Data From Laptops
As anyone who has tried to use a portable AM or shortwave radio near a computer knows, computers emit a variety of RF signals over a wide range of frequencies.
Jan 16, 2015 / 02:23PM
Satellite Update for Jan. 16, 2015
A review of the latest FCC actions affecting the satellite industry.
Jan 16, 2015 / 02:13PM
RF Shorts for Jan. 16, 2015
A review of RF-related news during the past week.
Jan 12, 2015 / 10:27AM
Wireless Was King at 2015 CES
While wireless technology was everywhere at CES 2015, it was mostly Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 4G, and rarely over-the-air broadcasting.
Jan 12, 2015 / 10:10AM
2015 CES: Tablo Shows New Unit with Built-in TV Antenna
Tablo rep said they are seeing a lot of interest in the product, which is good news for broadcasters.
Jan 12, 2015 / 10:03AM
2015 CES: Qualcomm, Ericsson Show Shorter Wavelength, Faster Data Solutions
Ericsson's exhibit focused on the Internet of Things and increased wireless speeds via 5G, while Qualcomm showed unlicensed LTE technology using 5 GHz Wi-Fi spectrum.
Jan 12, 2015 / 09:53AM
Ofcom Updates U.K. Position on WRC-15 Issues, Will Seek to Protect UHF TV
U.K. telecom regulator Ofcom released an update on UK preparations for the World Radiocommunication Conference 2015 (WRC-15) taking place Nov. 2-27 in Geneva.

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