The 2020 NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology (BEIT) Conference covered many topics, but none more comprehensively than ATSC 3.0, or Next Generation TV. Of course, the physical conference did not take place as planned for April in Las Vegas due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but BEIT Express, an online virtual version of the [...]
On May 12, 2020, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a report on the 2019 Emergency Alert System (EAS) nationwide test. On August 7, 2019, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the FCC, conducted a nationwide test of the EAS using only the broadcast-based distribution system, commonly known as the “daisy chain.” The purpose of [...]
“Innovation” is a simple word with quite a few definitions. Merriam-Webster defines innovation as “a new idea, method or device.” That definition, while simple and accurate, doesn’t seem to capture the implications behind the word. Saying “innovation” in just about any conversation focuses thoughts on new technology and creative thinking.
Mobile reception has been discussed since the early days of standardization for ATSC 3.0 or Next Gen TV. Just as there was a wide range of opinions on what functions ATSC 3.0 should include, the concept of mobility itself had a variety of definitions. Some thought ATSC 3.0 mobility should allow reception in vehicles moving [...]
At least one aspect of the introduction of ATSC 3.0 requires consumers to constantly take notice of the technology, just to be able to continue watching over-the-air TV. “Where did my TV channels go?” is a question that consumers should not have to ask in the days of the latest smart TVs.
Using the experience of and the best practices developed during the last two years in Phoenix, Pearl TV and the Phoenix Model Market partnership invite broadcasters to join their upcoming educational webinar series on the details for launching a NEXTGEN TV Station.