A colleague of mine recently passed along a Reader’s Digest article titled “What are we going to do with TV?” from November 1950.
Well, in what I can only say is stunning, the second stage of the spectrum auction concluded immediately following the end of the first round of bidding in the forward auction portion.
Recently I have been doing some research on unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) both for the Iowa Public Television production department and for use in engineering to do tower inspections.
In my opinion, the time for low-band VHF technology for television broadcast has passed and if the decision were to be based on technical criteria only, it is an easy decision to make.
Some 40,000 years ago, some primitive peoples painted pictograms of meaningful events on the walls of caves, mostly found in Europe and Asia.
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.
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.
4K display technology was huge at last month’s International CES and some of it made sense to me and some not so much.
I attended a SMPTE Section meeting in the U.K. recently and got involved in a discussion with several broadcasters regarding our road maps for the future.
With 4k displays already showing up in viewers’ living rooms and ATSC 3.0, the step from 1080i to 1080p may be incrementally too small to be worthwhile.
Well, when we consider that the spectrum crunch is not just about the UHF band as the CTIA’s recent letter to the FCC suggested, yet another reduction in the BAS allocation could be in the offing.
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