In a Public Notice released June 11, 2021 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally announced that it will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) on August [...]
NAB has partnered with News-Press & Gazette (NPG) to host the fifth Next Generation TV interoperability event (InterOp). The goal of an InterOp is to exercise different features of the ATSC 3.0 standard using various [...]
In a letter sent May 3, 2021 to the FCC, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) announced it has selected Wednesday, August 11, 2021 to hold the next national EAS test. FEMA proposes to conduct this test at 2:20 p.m. EDT (18:20 GMT). The test message will use the National Periodic Test (NPT) event code and be geo-targeted using the All-US (000000) geocode.
Recently, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) cited a station for broadcasting a skit that contained the Emergency Alert System (EAS) codes (the data burst sometime referred to as the “duck squawk”) and the two-tone attention [...]
The Brazilian Digital Terrestrial Television System Forum (SBTVD) has released a Call for Proposals (CfP) seeking input for Brazil’s next generation DTV system, dubbed the “TV 3.0 Project.” The SBTVD Forum is an organization that [...]
On May 12, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a report on the 2019 Emergency Alert System (EAS) nationwide test. On August 7, 2019, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the FCC, conducted a [...]
As all U.S. broadcasters should know by now, one of the security certificates used by FEMA’s IPAWS CAP feed (i.e., one issued by Federal Bridge Certification Authority) expired on November 8, 2019. Section 11.56 of [...]
On September 16-19, 2019 PILOT together with the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) conducted the third ATSC 3.0 Interop, which focused on implementation of the most recent version of the ATSC 3.0 Next Generation TV specification. [...]