On November 16, the FCC granted an 18-month extension of the waiver of its rule requiring television broadcasters to provide an aural representation of visual, non-textual emergency information (such as radar maps or other graphics) on a secondary audio stream during emergency crawls. The original waiver was set to expire on November 26, 2016. Stations [...]
The idea to broadcast a game of the World Series in ATSC 3.0 was proposed by Richard Friedel literally just a few days before the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians began Major League Baseball’s 112th edition of the championship series. Friedel is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Advanced Television Systems [...]
We recently caught up with John M. Lawson, the executive director of the AWARN Alliance, to find out what emergency alerting will look like when the next generation TV system, ATSC 3.0, arrives.
Dave Sirak, the director of news technology at WFTV Orlando, helped secure FAA approval for 12 US television stations to use drones for news coverage. In this InnoMinute, we talk to Dave about the potential for local broadcasting and the biggest issues drones face.
On September 13, NAB launched a Cybersecurity Resources portal, in response to the growing cybersecurity threat facing broadcasters. On this portal, we have gathered information and resources that are vital to address the ever changing nature of cyberattacks. The resource page is broken down into three core areas: Broadcaster Resources, Education and Examples of cyberattacks that have [...]
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the FCC will hold a Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test (EAS) on the afternoon of September 28, 2016 (primary date, the FCC and FEMA have reserved October 5, 2016 as a secondary date). The previous Nationwide EAS test was in November of 2011. Here are some of the [...]
“Every room, every house, every shade of noise All the floors, all the walls, they all shake with noise We can't sleep, we can't think, can't escape the noise We can't take the noise, so we just make Noise” Those whose musical tastes run toward the Country end of the spectrum may identify with [...]
At NAB Show 2016, PILOT spoke with David Ladd, multimedia producer and editor of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Television Department. Ladd and his colleagues at the Goddard Space Flight Center's Television Department create the stunning animations and visualizations of the universe that grace screens around the globe. Ladd spoke about how NASA is adapting [...]
For a content owner, getting paid a license fee used to be a very simple equation of (rate) x (subs). But with numerous types of rates now, numerous types of subscribers, a fast evolving technology infrastructure and the human element involved in this process, the burden on our MVPD and OTT distribution partners is daunting. [...]
The Advanced Television Systems Committee celebrates 33 years at our 2016 Broadcast Television Conference, May 10th and 11th at the Ronald Reagan International Trade Center in Washington, D.C. “ATSC 3.0: Planning Your Rollout” sessions on Tuesday May 10 will provide an overview of the ATSC 3.0 standard architecture, highlighting various layers of the standard (including [...]