The end of 2020 has come and gone. The pandemic slowed down many of our businesses and our strategic plans were revised multiple times over the course of the year. For Next Generation TV, though, [...]
Consultant Shelly Palmer’s recent piece, "TV: The Platform vs. The Artform," is a cautionary tale. Making the case that the TV "platform," meaning traditional broadcast television stations and networks (along with cable networks), "has damaged [...]
For those immersed in new technology for broadcasting, ATSC 3.0 and Next Generation TV are nothing new, as we’ve been working with the associated technological standards, equipment development and policy issues for over a decade. [...]
At least one aspect of the introduction of ATSC 3.0 requires consumers to constantly take notice of the technology, just to be able to continue watching over-the-air TV. “Where did my TV channels go?” is a question that consumers should not have to ask in the days of the latest smart TVs.
On Tuesday, March 31, the FCC held their usual Open Commission Meeting as they do every month, where policy actions are considered and voted by the Commissioners. This one was anything but usual, however. In [...]
The Federal Communications Commission’s Technological Advisory Council (TAC) might be one of the most interesting groups you’ve never heard of. In fact, it's been around for 21 years as an official advisory committee to the [...]
Early in the ATSC 3.0 development process it became readily apparent that for prevention of content piracy or unsanctioned signal retransmission, and to enable the capability to run auxiliary subscription services, the broadcast signal would [...]
This letter from a free TV fan could have been sent to NAB, but even if it’s not from an actual person, it illustrates the various factors in the overall value proposition of over-the-air TV [...]