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Addressing Latency with Next Gen TV

By |March 24, 2020|Blog|

We are in a world where people want their content anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Implementing such a strategy requires that we address the latency issue that plagues over the top (OTT) streaming services [...]

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Behind the Scenes at the First UHD Super Bowl

By |March 10, 2020|Blog|

On March 5, 2020, NAB presented a technology webcast that provided an inside look at the broadcast of Super Bowl LIV by FOX Sports—the first to be presented in Ultra High Definition (UHD). The webcast [...]

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Rethinking Local TV Advertising with ATSC 3.0

By |March 2, 2020|Blog|

The advertising community is following developments in local TV and ATSC 3.0 with growing interest as this new platform promises the market reach of broadcast combined with the targetability and accountability of online services. News of industry commitments to roll-out ATSC 3.0 (as “Next Gen TV”) services this year to well over 40 markets, coupled [...]

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Converting to IP-based TV Production

By |February 26, 2020|Blog|

IP is the new black magic in the media industry. It is flexible, scalable, agnostic and (in some cases) less expensive; it generates less heat and takes less space than its predecessor broadcast systems. It also allows facilities to be future-proofed, and workflows to be disrupted and turned on their ear with relative ease. [...]

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Getting to Know the PILOT Innovation Challenge Winners

By |February 27, 2020|Blog|

The development phase of the PILOT Innovation Challenge is underway. The winning teams are building prototypes in response to the challenge prompt: Build an AI character that can have conversations with individual viewers, listeners or [...]

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Proceeding with the 2020 NAB BEITC Proceedings

By |February 20, 2020|Blog|

The 2020 Proceedings of the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (BEITC) will have a treasure trove of archived technical content from the NAB Show, which is true every year. This one, however, won’t be [...]

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Can Broadcasting Benefit from Neon’s Artificial Humans?

By |February 11, 2020|Blog|

Neon, an independent startup backed by Samsung, showed humanlike computer agents at CES 2020. These digital avatars follow commands, make facial expressions, and can converse with a real human in different languages. Neon calls them [...]

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The Promise of Voice-Assisted TV

By |February 19, 2020|Blog|

At CES 2020, voice-assistant technology continued to proliferate, fueled significantly by the growth of the internet of things (IoT), but with television also being an important part of this expansion. Among the major players, voice [...]

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Maintain Your Tower Lights

By |January 21, 2020|Blog|

The FCC recently issued a $1.13 million fine to (or, more specifically, entered into a “Consent Decree” with) a broadcast group for not properly monitoring and maintaining the lighting on a number of its towers. [...]

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