Radio

Multiple station STLs hacked; Prepare your station now

On April 5th, listeners to KIFT Breckenridge, Colorado did not hear the normal Top 40 radio that they are accustomed too. Instead, they were exposed to an unauthorized broadcast of the FurCast podcast for approximately 90 minutes. KIFT was not the only station that was hit during this cyberattack. KXAX Livingston, Texas was hacked as [...]

By |April 12, 2016|Blog, Cybersecurity, Radio, Television|Comments Off on Multiple station STLs hacked; Prepare your station now

Futures Park 2016

Futures Park is a special section of the NAB Show exhibition that is reserved for presentation of media-related research and development projects from around the world. NAB supplies complimentary exhibit space to all organizations accepted for participation. Futures Park is a project of NAB’s PILOT initiative, and it only accepts R&D projects that have not yet made their [...]

By |April 8, 2016|Blog, Digital, Radio, Television|Comments Off on Futures Park 2016

Today at NAB Show: BEC Keynote, DFX and Virtual Reality

The Broadcast Engineering Conference kicked off today with NAB CTO Sam Matheny’s keynote. Sam paid tribute to NAB VP of technology John Marino, who will retire this year. He also took time to remember the late great Ernie Jones, and looked at the future of broadcasting. Diconvergence: A difference or conflict in interests, wishes and technologies that [...]

By |April 17, 2016|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on Today at NAB Show: BEC Keynote, DFX and Virtual Reality

HD Radio Diversity Delay Field Observations:

Audible blending artifacts, caused by timing and level misalignment between the analog and digital versions of the main channel audio signal, are the top complaint from auto manufacturers and consumers regarding the HD Radio listening experience. The majority of the problems can be traced back to individual broadcast stations. The Radio Technology Forum session at this [...]

By |March 27, 2016|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on HD Radio Diversity Delay Field Observations:

FM Broadcasters Need to Make sure that RDS PI Codes Are Properly Set

As broadcasters increase the use of FM translators for re-broadcast of AM stations as well as HD2 and HD3 multicast channels, many have opted to include Radio Data System (RDS) data subcarriers on these transmissions to cater to the ever-increasing pool of receivers that have text displays and support RDS technology to display song title, [...]

By |April 4, 2016|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on FM Broadcasters Need to Make sure that RDS PI Codes Are Properly Set

The Technology Luncheon at the NAB Show: It’s Not Just Lunch

The NAB Show is full of exhibits, conferences, keynotes, meetings and all manner of networking. It’s wonderfully overwhelming and exhausting no matter what your reason for being there. But for technically minded folk, the synergistic event where you can connect and network, appreciate the accomplishments of your peers and mentors, learn interesting stuff, and eat [...]

By |April 7, 2016|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on The Technology Luncheon at the NAB Show: It’s Not Just Lunch

2016 Amateur Radio Operators Reception

The Amateur Radio Operators Reception, affectionately known as the HAM Reception, will be held on Wednesday, April 20 at 6 p.m. in Ballroom B of the Westgate (formerly the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino). The Reception is free­ of ­charge and open to all attendees of the 2016 NAB Show. This year we're giving [...]

By |April 4, 2016|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on 2016 Amateur Radio Operators Reception

Are Your Facilities Prepared for a Cyber Attack?

The era when broadcasters could believe they're immune from cyberattacks is over. On April 2015, France’s TV5Monde had all 12 of its broadcast stations knocked off air for 18 hours. French investigators found that the hackers had laid the groundwork for the attack by exploiting systems throughout TV5Monde’s infrastructure as far back as January 2015. TV5Monde’s president, Yves Bigot, [...]

NAB’s Tech Crew Takes On CES

The NAB Labs team was out in full force at this years CES to find the latest innovations applicable to the future of broadcasting. The following highlights some of the standout technology from the show. LG’s demo used the KHMP facility on Channel 18 while Samsung, working with ONE Media, Pearl TV, Sinclair Broadcast [...]

By |January 14, 2016|Blog, Radio, Television|0 Comments