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Applications for Next Generation TV

On Monday, July 24, 2017, 2-3 p.m. EDT, NAB will present a webcast on the topic of “Applications for ATSC 3.0 – The Next Generation Television Standard.” The webcast will feature a non-technical overview of the capabilities of the Next-Gen standard, intended to inform television producers and managers about what new and enhanced functionality the [...]

By |July 17, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Applications for Next Generation TV

Innovation Challenge FAQ

The PILOT Innovation Challenge is looking for ideas for unconventional ways broadcasters and other local media can serve their communities. On this page, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you with your submission. We'll update this list as new questions come in, but if you have a question that isn't listed [...]

By |July 11, 2017|Innovation Challenge 2017, Blog|Comments Off on Innovation Challenge FAQ

Broadcasting Returns to Lower Manhattan

Broadcasting is back in lower Manhattan! At a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Friday,  June 23, 2017, Telemundo 47 / WNJU turned on its state-of-the-art, solid-state 100 kilowatt transmitter situated on the 90th floor of New York's One World Trade Center, and began broadcasting on (RF) channel 36 from an antenna on the roof of the building. [...]

By |June 28, 2017|Blog, Radio, Television|Comments Off on Broadcasting Returns to Lower Manhattan

What’s going on in Korea with UHD Broadcasting?

UHD does not mean User Help Desk. Ultra High Definition (UHD) television in Korea is characterized as images with 3840 horizontal pixels by 2160 vertical pixels (4 times the pixel count of HDTV) and supporting immersive audio. Korea is leading the world with the launch last month of the first UHD terrestrial broadcast service. Here’s [...]

By |June 22, 2017|Blog, Television|Comments Off on What’s going on in Korea with UHD Broadcasting?

Breaking Down Innovation Challenge Judging Criteria

The link between the PILOT Innovation Challenge participants and judges is established through the judging criteria. Having a common understanding of what is expected in entries and how to evaluate them is critical. Many of the questions we get about the challenge are related to criteria. When ideas are submitted that answer the challenge prompt, “What [...]

By |June 21, 2017|Innovation Challenge 2017, Blog|Comments Off on Breaking Down Innovation Challenge Judging Criteria

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

BEITC Best Paper for 2017 – Single Frequency Networks for HD Radio

This year’s NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (BEITC) featured nearly 100 papers, but only one was chosen as the best. In this blog, we take a brief look at that paper, authored by Philipp Schmid, Research Engineer at broadcast equipment manufacturer Nautel, Ltd., Hacketts Cove, Nova Scotia. John Ellis accepts the Best Paper [...]

By |June 5, 2017|NAB Show, Proceedings, Blog, Radio|Comments Off on BEITC Best Paper for 2017 – Single Frequency Networks for HD Radio

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

Skip Pizzi wins Bernard J. Lechner Award

NAB’s Skip Pizzi was awarded the Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) during the 2017 Next Gen TV Conference in Washington, DC., on May 17."Skip is an outstanding leader," said ATSC President Mark Richer, "whose remarkable technical and management skills; enthusiasm and commitment has helped to facilitate the rapid development of the next generation television standard.”

By |May 17, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Skip Pizzi wins Bernard J. Lechner Award