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
Just a few years ago, the DTV standards created and maintained by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) were under attack. ATSC efforts to
It was all supposed to be over soon. As America celebrated the arrival of 2007 in Times Square, potentially millions of televisions would go dark at the
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
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
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
By the time The Telecommunications Act of 2006 is finalized ... you will need a scorecard to identify key players
I agree with Steve Jobs that 2005 will be the year of HDTV, at least for Apple. Will it also be the year that broadcasters wake up and smell the bits?
Reasons why broadcasters need to think of DTV as an opportunistic way to rebuild their business.
How well do you know the viewers who watch your channels? Channel, rather than station. Not all broadcasters work for a local station you might work for
In February, this column examined a hot new topic in the broadcast industry: digital workflow. That column touched upon the history behind the development
NAB2004 may well be remembered as the turning point for interoperability. It set the stage for a new digital workflow based on the processing of digital
Six years into the so-called DTV transition for broadcasters, less than one percent of U.S. homes are capable of receiving DTV broadcasts.
There is a revolution-taking place in the world of television broadcasting, a digital revolution.
High-action sports can produce some of the most demanding scenes that an MPEG-2 encoder will ever encounter.
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
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
Over the past century, broadcasting first radio then TV transformed the media landscape, providing what many consider to be the most efficient means by