UNC TV Exploring the Capabilities of Next Gen TV

Fred Engel is a seasoned technology leader in the Broadcast Industry, and CTO at UNC-TV. He is an expert in system design, project implementation, IT strategies and governance, and operations management for broadcast and professional media systems. UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina continues its work exploring the capabilities of NEXTGEN TV, particularly around [...]

By |January 7, 2020|Categories: Blog|

The FCC Technological Advisory Council – Sharp as a TAC

The Federal Communications Commission’s  Technological Advisory Council (TAC) might be one of the most interesting groups you’ve never heard of. In fact, it's been around for 21 years as an official advisory committee to the FCC, with a revolving membership of technical experts handpicked by the FCC from a number of technology-focused industries. As far [...]

By |December 17, 2019|Categories: Blog|

EBU Studying 5G Broadcasting Feasibility

The EBU has been active in evaluating 3GPP based wireless solutions for broadcaster use cases. In 2014, EBU published a report, Delivery of Broadcast Content over LTE Networks, on the efficacy of LTE eMBMS technology for terrestrial free-to-air broadcasting. The report found that although LTE eMBMS, in theory, should be able to deliver broadcast television, [...]

By |December 13, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Car Radios at the 2019 Automobility LA Show

The 2019 Automobility LA Show was held just before Thanksgiving, with thirty-four car manufacturers (in auto parlance, original equipment manufacturers or OEMs) displaying the latest and greatest in automobiles. While this show focused primarily on auto “reveals” (introduction of new models), powertrains, and advanced technologies like autonomous vehicles, it also offered an opportunity to assess [...]

By |December 13, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Hollywood of the Middle East

Recently, NAB CTO Sam Matheny and I had a rare opportunity to visit Egypt Media Production City (EMPC), a 700+ acre site that many consider “the Hollywood of the Middle East.” The facility, located just West of Cairo in 6th of October City, Egypt (near the famous Giza Pyramids), includes Hollywood-like indoor and exterior shooting [...]

By |November 19, 2019|Categories: Blog|