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The Winter Olympics Come to Next Gen TV Broadcasting

Tablets displaying ATSC 3.0 transmissons via USB dongle receivers from ETRI About a year ago, as we were deep in the weeds of the development of the Next Gen TV standard, ATSC 3.0, we identified the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang as an ideal event to showcase the capabilities of what the standard could [...]

By |February 22, 2018|Blog, Television|Comments Off on The Winter Olympics Come to Next Gen TV Broadcasting

Virtual Reality Project Shows What’s Possible

Charlotte Norsworthy PILOT sponsored the Grady College of Journalism's Mobile News Lab, and provided them with Virtual Reality equipment to experiment with new ways to tell stories. In this guest blog post, Mobile News Lab student Charlotte Norsworthy details her team's VR project on the Tallulah Gorge State Park's hydroelectric [...]

By |January 19, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Virtual Reality Project Shows What’s Possible

CES 2018: What to See and What to Do

With the winter holiday season passed, it means that the annual Consumer Electronics Show is now upon us. CES is a great place to explore the range of the possible in new consumer electronics devices and services. While not all of the exciting new technology will find its way to the marketplace, exploring this event [...]

By |January 5, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on CES 2018: What to See and What to Do

Stations, Markets and Standards — what a month for Next Gen TV!

November has been an exciting time in ATSC 3.0 World. A confluence of important public announcements and major industry milestones echoed the growing momentum of broadcasters looking toward the next generation television platform as the next logical step in the evolution of broadcast media. Below is a top-level survey of recent activity in progress toward [...]

By |December 5, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Stations, Markets and Standards — what a month for Next Gen TV!

NRSC Activates PI Codes for FM Translators Web Resource

The National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) has unveiled a new resource for broadcasters that utilize FM translators, providing a unique Radio Data System (RDS) Program Identification (PI) code for every FM translator in the U.S. FM translators have been a source of growth for the radio broadcast industry in recent years. Regulatory efforts such as [...]

By |November 28, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on NRSC Activates PI Codes for FM Translators Web Resource

Setting the Record Straight on FM Radio in iPhones

In recent months, the Southeast U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been pummeled by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria.  The wildfires in California have been equally devastating.  These storms and fires have wreaked havoc on communications networks and challenged public safety officials’ ability to get lifeline information to affected residents. At a [...]

By |October 18, 2017|Blog, Radio|Comments Off on Setting the Record Straight on FM Radio in iPhones

Team PILOT Hacking for the Digital Dash

Back in March, PILOT participated in its first automotive app development hackathon hosted by General Motors in Tampa. Subsequently, September was a busy month for Team PILOT as we attended and developed apps at two more hackathons: A SmartDeviceLink (SDL) hackathon in conjunction with the first-ever SDL consortium-hosted conference at Mobile World Congress Americas in San [...]

By |October 4, 2017|Digital Dash, Blog|Comments Off on Team PILOT Hacking for the Digital Dash

Prototyping for Voice: Methodology

Henry Cooke leads the Talking with Machines project at BBC R&D. Henry will join our next webcast "Broadcasting in the Age of Alexa" on November 1 at 2pm E.T. You can register for the webcast here.  This post was originally published on the BBC Research & Development blog. By Henry Cooke, Senior Producer & Creative Technologist, [...]

By |October 10, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Prototyping for Voice: Methodology

Innovation Challenge One Year Later: History Go

The Innovation Challenge calls on all creative thinkers, entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to submit ideas for accelerating broadcast innovation by answering the challenge question. This year’s question is “What is an unconventional way broadcasters and other local media could serve communities?” SUBMIT YOUR IDEA Last October Texas A&M students Jordan Sales and Elise Hackney [...]

By |September 19, 2017|Blog, Innovation Challenge|Comments Off on Innovation Challenge One Year Later: History Go