Be Next Gen TV Ready: PILOT Sponsoring Seminars on ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer

In 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) authorized U.S. television broadcasters to use ATSC 3.0 transmission standard (or Next Generation TV) on a voluntary basis. Today, 43 markets are broadcasting using Next Gen TV and over 70 receiver models are commercially available. Each month, tens of thousands of consumers are purchasing Next Gen TV-capable TV [...]

By |October 29, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Deep Learning to Improve Weather Forecasting

There is a lot of hype around artificial intelligence (AI) and an equal amount of confusion about what AI can really do. From playing chess to creating deep fakes, many of the examples in the popular press can range from cool to silly to scary. But this MIT Technology Review article offers an example of [...]

By |October 12, 2021|Categories: Blog|

NABA Issues Recommendation on High Dynamic Range Broadcasts

The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), a trade association dealing with technical, operational and regulatory issues affecting North American broadcasters, recently announced a Recommendation for broadcasters on the use of High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology. The Recommendation says that systems based on an underlying PQ-based HDR transfer function with optional static and/or dynamic metadata be [...]

By |September 30, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Announcing An “Irregular Newsletter” on Ultra HD

Benjamin Schwarz is the Ultra HD Forum Communications WG Chair. The Ultra HD Forum is proud to announce the arrival of its latest creation, which still needs a christening. As it’s an irregular newsletter on Ultra HD, maybe I’ll suggest that we call it IN-Ultra HD to the committee. Why irregular? Well, because we’ll [...]

By |September 7, 2021|Categories: Blog|