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About Rich Johnson

Rich Johnson is the Coordinator of Digital Platforms for PILOT. He develops the PILOT website, runs our social media accounts, shoots and edits InnoMinutes and manages Broadcast Blog.

Changing Channels: It’s Harder Than You Think

Up to now, the hardest part about changing channels has been digging the remote out from the back of the couch cushions. However, with the conclusion of the recent broadcast spectrum incentive auction, nearly 1,000 TV stations must move to new channels or frequencies – an incredibly complicated, dangerous and expensive task. The above video [...]

By |June 26, 2017|Videos, Blog|Comments Off on Changing Channels: It’s Harder Than You Think

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 [...]

By |May 25, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Sam Matheny Testifies on the Future of Emergency Alerting

NASA Interview – Live in 4K

At the 2017 NAB Show we teamed up with NASA and AWS Elemental to produce the world's first live 4K stream from space. In this InnoMinute, we speak to astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson and AWS Elemental CEO Sam Blackman about what Ultra High Definition content means for NASA and the media.

By |May 8, 2017|Videos, Blog, InnoMinute|Comments Off on NASA Interview – Live in 4K

Live from Space in 4k; Tim Wu; Ham Reception

Huge day today for NAB Show featuring world's first 4K video stream live from the International Space Station, the technology awards luncheon featuring keynoter Tim Wu, and the Amateur Radio Operators Reception. NASA Live in 4k Perhaps one of the most anticipated events at this year's NAB Show was NASA's live 4K stream from the International [...]

By |April 26, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Live from Space in 4k; Tim Wu; Ham Reception

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Speaks to Broadcasters, David Copperfield Tours Show Floor, BEITC Continues

Another exciting day is in the books at NAB Show. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai kicked things off, speaking to a packed crowd on industry issues including the incentive auction, AM revitalization and his plans for the FCC. Pai called for a new spirit of cooperation between the FCC and broadcasters, saying "This FCC will go where [...]

By |April 26, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai Speaks to Broadcasters, David Copperfield Tours Show Floor, BEITC Continues

Next Gen Hub Opens, Astronaut Joins NAB Show Open, Futures Park Showcases New Tech

It's been another great day at NAB Show. It all kicked off at 8:15am this morning when the ATSC board cut the ribbon on the Next Gen TV Hub. NAB CTO Sam Matheny called attention to the location of the hub, positioned prominently in the central lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center, as evidence of how [...]

By |April 24, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Next Gen Hub Opens, Astronaut Joins NAB Show Open, Futures Park Showcases New Tech

BEITC and Digital Futures Exchange Highlight What’s Next for Broadcasters

NAB CTO Sam Matheny officially opened the NAB BEIT conference this morning with a discussion with Julius Knapp, Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the FCC about repack and the transition facing broadcasters. NAB CTO Sam Matheny (left) and Julius Knapp, FCC (right) Next up was the Digital Futures [...]

By |April 24, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on BEITC and Digital Futures Exchange Highlight What’s Next for Broadcasters

Amazon Alexa, BEITC Engage and NABEF TAP Students

The NAB Show floor may not open until tomorrow, but things are well underway here in Las Vegas. On Saturday, BEITC Engage kicked off with speakers on Emerging Broadcast Delivery System, IP for Broadcast  and Media Facilities Design. The new electronic poster format allowed session attendees to interact directly with speakers. Attendees at the BEITC Engage session Amazon was [...]

By |April 23, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Amazon Alexa, BEITC Engage and NABEF TAP Students