Sam Matheny Testifies on the Future of Emergency Alerting

On May 17, NAB CTO Sam Matheny testified before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology on the Future of Emergency Alerting. He described how the Next Gen TV standard ATSC 3.0 can enable advanced emergency alerting capabilities when disaster strikes. NAB CTO Sam Matheny testifying before the House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. In his testimony, Matheny described broadcasters as the "backbone of the Emergency Alert System," due to the robustness of the broadcast infrastructure and the trust communities place in their local broadcasters. "Local stations are part of the communities they serve," said Matheny, "and local radio and TV stations are sometimes the only available communication mediums in an emergency when cell phone and wireless networks fail." The reliability of broadcasting is [...]

By |May 25, 2017|Blog|