The future of digital television is changing, along with the climate, the global economy and global politics. According to Douglas Adams, the author of
Does anyone out there still have a dot matrix printer? It seems they have gone the way of the horse-and-buggy and round tube TVs, a term that the consumer
Over the past century, broadcasting first radio then TV transformed the media landscape, providing what many consider to be the most efficient means by
Remember the NBC series Sanford and Son, which enjoyed a highly successful run in the mid '70s? Actor and comedian Redd Foxx played the role of Fred G.
In recent years, the consumer electronics industry has been striving to make HDTV a bigger part of the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.
In 1932, David Sarnoff, then the president of RCA, wrote an article titled Where Television Stands Today for the April issue of Modern Mechanics and Inventions.
Over the years, I have spent a great deal of time making news. Lest anyone get the mistaken impression that typing my name into Google is going to provide
As I prepared to travel to Las Vegas for my 30th consecutive NAB, it occurred to me that this might be a good time to test the waters and download a few
Experts and analysts across a broad spectrum of industries have been exploring the convergence of television, computing and telecommunications for several
In his book, Defining Vision: The Battle for the Future of Television, reporter Joel Brinkley tells how the drive for advanced television has its roots
I spend a fair amount of time interacting with industry experts on e-mail forums. Recently, one forum, the DVDList, has been abuzz about what most members
Here we are in another presidential election year, and change is in the wind, not to mention on the tips of the tongues of every candidate. It should
The news industry is in turmoil. The Internet is changing the fundamentals of how Americans (as well as people globally) get their daily news fixes. Virtually
The DTV transition is now 10 years old. In the first half of 1997, the FCC adopted the ATSC standard for DTV broadcasting and established the rules for
As the era of analog NTSC broadcasting inches closer to an end, the percentage of U.S. homes with widescreen, HD-capable displays is growing rapidly.
Just a few years ago, the DTV standards created and maintained by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) were under attack. ATSC efforts to
Do you remember the good old days when television news began covering real-time and near real-time news events? I was in high school when I watched the
While HDTV acquisition and production took center stage at the middle and high ends of the marketplace, the importance of delivering content to mobile
As a boy growing up in the Long Island suburbs of New York City, there were many things I looked forward to when I would accompany my parents on a shopping
The control of intellectual property lies at the heart of the shift from an industrial-based to an information-based global society. Right now, a handful
Acronyms are a form of compression. They are the staple of standards organizations, video manufacturers and industry trade publications like Broadcast
In the television business, 2006 may well be remembered as the year of YouTube. Yet another in the long list of Internet phenomena, YouTube was founded
Do you know who watches the programming delivered by your station? If you are reaching for the latest ratings book so you can cite the number of viewers
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