Evaluating Higher-throughput HD Radio Mode with the PILOT Radio Test Bed

The in-band/on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system used in the USA (called “HD Radio™”) provides benefits to broadcasters and listeners alike. Like other digital technologies, it is a flexible and configurable system allowing broadcasters to offer a variety of services and (for the FM-band system) multiple audio channels. Recently, PILOT, working with HD Radio developer Xperi [...]

By |July 16, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Some Thoughts on the Prospects of 8K Ultra HDTV

I attended the 8K Display Summit in New York in mid-June, sponsored by Insight Media, which delved deeply into the status of 8K Ultra-HDTV technology and market possibilities. While epiphany is probably too strong a word, the event opened my eyes more to the recent positive trends concerning 8K. Some of the usual arguments against [...]

By |July 9, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Nationwide Test of the Emergency Alert System on August 7

On June 3, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a public notice announcing that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the FCC, will conduct the next nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on August 7, 2019, at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), with a backup date of August 21, [...]

By |June 11, 2019|Categories: Blog|

Global UHD Conference in Seoul

The third annual Global UHD Conference took place on May 22nd in Seoul, Korea as part of the KOBA Show. NAB was delighted to once again collaborate with our friends at RAPA (Korea Radio Promotion Association) to program and produce this important gathering of video and broadcasting experts. And it was truly a global gathering, [...]

By |June 5, 2019|Categories: Blog|