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AWARN Kicks off Regional Roundtables to “Reboot” the TV Broadcaster-Public Safety Relationship with ATSC 3.0

By |September 28, 2022|Blog|

With its local broadcasting partners, the AWARN Alliance is convening a series of roundtable discussions between local TV stations and local emergency managers – the people who issue emergency alerts. The goal is to lay the groundwork for the voluntary use of NEXTGEN TV Advanced Emergency Information (AEI) and “reboot” the historic relationship between broadcasting and public safety.

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Ultra HD and Over The Top (OTT)

By |August 29, 2022|Blog|

NAB is a charter member of the Ultra HD Forum, an organization devoted to aiding the creation and distribution of Ultra HD content. NAB CTO Sam Matheny believes that Ultra HD is really about better storytelling and bringing the state of the art in terms of picture and sound quality. While NAB's participation has much to do with broadcast over the air (OTA) delivery of Ultra HD content, our members are also delivering content via cable, satellite and over the top (OTT).

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Jamaica the Latest to Adopt ATSC 3.0

By |August 9, 2022|Blog|

ATSC 3.0, or NEXTGEN TV, the next generation broadcast television standard, continues its rapid expansion and growth is not limited to the United States. ATSC 3.0 is the most advanced broadcast television standard in the world, and other countries are taking notice. This was evidenced recently when Jamaica became the third country to adopt ATSC 3.0 as their new digital broadcast standard.

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Transmitter IDs Can Help NEXTGEN TV Avoid an Identity Crisis

By |July 6, 2022|Blog|

On April 20, 2022, NAB PILOT launched TXID.NABPILOT.org, a webpage for assigning Transmitter Identification codes (TxIDs) for ATSC 3.0 transmitters. Here are some questions and answers concerning all things TxID. What is a TxID? The [...]

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CarPlay and Android Auto – Projecting Content to the Dashboard

By |July 1, 2022|Blog|

Even though the number of true hybrid radios is currently small, consumers are enjoying hybrid radio-like services now using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto technologies, which are included in virtually every vehicle. These are so-called “projection” technologies which project the content from a smartphone onto the auto infotainment screen.

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The Truth about ZoneCasting Technology

By |June 10, 2022|Blog|

On June 6, NAB filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on a technology called “ZoneCasting,” which is designed to create zones for geo-targeting content to listeners using FM boosters. Since FCC rules currently prohibit content origination by boosters, deployment of ZoneCasting would require a rule change, hence the FCC’s interest in this matter.

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