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  • SMPTE Opens Registration For Annual Tech Conference, Symposium
    by Phil Kurz on 19 June 2018 at 23:24

    LOS ANGELES AND WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. — Registration is now open for the SMPTE 2018 Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Oct. 23–25, as well as the SMPTE 2018 Symposium on Oct. 22 — both at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites in downtown Los Angeles. “With our […]

  • AJA CEO John Abt Reflects On Company’s 25th Anniversary
    by Phil Kurz on 19 June 2018 at 20:29

    GRASS VALLEY, Calif. — The Grass Valley Group had just rolled out the Kadenza digital production switcher, and there wasn’t a new, big digital video product on the horizon a little over a quarter of century ago, recalls John Abt, founder and CEO of AJA Video Systems. At the time, Abt […]

  • S. Korea’s SBS Broadcasting Immersive Audio over ATSC 3.0 for World Cup
    by Tom Butts on 19 June 2018 at 19:05

    SEOUL, S. KOREA—SBS, the South Korean television and radio network is transmitting live UHD coverage of select World Cup matches over ATSC 3.0 in immersive and interactive audio using Fraunhofer’s MPEG-H audio format. The demos marks the “world’s first” regular […]

  • Barefoot, Fox Demo Programmable Forwarding For Broadcast Networks
    by Phil Kurz on 19 June 2018 at 18:42

    GENEVA, SWITZERLAND—Barefoot Networks and Fox Networks are demonstrating the application of Barefoot’s 6.5Tb/s Tofino switch ASIC and P4 language for use in broadcast media networks at the EBU Network Seminar, June 19-20. The demonstration shows how Barefoot's P4-programmable forwarding […]

  • Wendy McMahon, Charlie Weiss, & Dennis Lyle Join Broadcasters Foundation Board of Directors
    by Posted by TV Technology Staff on 19 June 2018 at 18:13

    NEW YORK—The Broadcasters Foundation of America has elected Wendy McMahon, president of the ABC Owned Television Stations Group, and Charlie Weiss, Vice President, Broadcast, Cable, and Broadband Television Group for Future PLC, to its Board of Directors, and named Dennis Lyle, President and […]

  • 5G Standard Finalized
    by Tom Butts on 19 June 2018 at 13:59

    LA JOLLA, CA.—The 3GPP announced last week that it has approved the 5G SA (standalone) standard for next generation wireless. This follows the group’s approval last year of 5GNR, which allows standard to be built on existing LTE networks. The 5G SA standard allows for deployment of the […]

  • Intelsat, Globo Team Up for 8K World Cup Demo At Rio Museum
    by Phil Kurz on 18 June 2018 at 23:36

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Live 8K video transmission has come to the 2018 World Cup as part of a museum exhibition with the assistance of satellite communications specialist Intelsat and Brazilian broadcaster Globo. Museu de Amanhã, a Rio di Janeiro museum of science innovation, is showing off […]

  • Ross Video CEO Inducted into Canadian Academy of Engineering
    by Claudia Kienzle on 18 June 2018 at 17:36

    OTTAWA--David Ross, CEO of Ross Video, will be inducted as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. Considered Canada’s highest engineering honor at a ceremony taking place June 18 in Calgary during “Canada in a Carbon Competitive World,” a conference gathering Canadian […]

  • Broadcast, Cable to FCC: C Band Sharing Needs More Study
    by John Eggerton on 18 June 2018 at 17:32

    Broadcasters and cable operators are on the same page when it comes to the FCC doing lots more looking before leaping into expanding terrestrial wireless access to the C Band spectrum. That came in a joint filing that included the American Cable Association and NCTA-The Internet & […]

  • GatesAir Announces Key Executive Moves
    by Phil Kurz on 18 June 2018 at 17:15

    CINCINNATI — GatesAir today announced five personnel moves to build its executive team, including the promotion of Rich Redmond to the role of president, GatesAir International. Bruce Swail, CEO, created the executive-level management positions to maintain global revenue growth and […]

  • DISH To Offer World Cup Coverage In 4K HDR
    by Phil Kurz on 14 June 2018 at 23:57

    ENGELWOOD, Colo. — DISH plans to present nearly every FIFA World Cup match in 4K HDR to subscribers with a Hopper 3 and a 4K UHD television with HDR support. [Read: DISH Teams Up With Spectrum Co. On Next Gen TV Trial In Dallas] World Cup 4K UHD coverage, starting June 14, is available on […]

  • Discovery to Locate Global HQ at Park Avenue, New York
    by Phil Kurz on 14 June 2018 at 19:59

    NEW YORK—Discovery has chosen New York City’s Flatiron district for its new global headquarters, and will spend $16 million to expand its facility in Loudon County, Va. The company will consolidate several New York office location in the new space at 230 Park Ave. South and aims to […]

  • Report: Pai Preparing July Vote on 39 Percent Cap/UHF Discount Review
    by John Eggerton on 14 June 2018 at 15:09

    WASHINGTON--FCC chairman Ajit Pai is said to be planning a vote at the July 12 meeting on adjusting the 39 percent audience reach cap on a broadcast group's TV station ownership, according to a report in Bloomberg News. If the FCC votes to retain the UHF discount or alternatively raise the cap, it […]

  • Judy Woodruff to Headline 2018 GV Expo
    by Radio World Staff on 14 June 2018 at 14:44

    WASHINGTON--Government Video Expo planners have announced “an expanded schedule of live sessions in two theaters on the expo floor.” “Not only are we focusing on the latest technology from the video and AV/IT marketplaces, but we are also looking at future-facing opportunities […]

  • Angénieux Announces New N. American Sales Manager
    by Tom Butts on 13 June 2018 at 18:17

    SAINT-HÉAND, FRANCE--French lensmaker Angénieux has appointed Nick Hayes as its new North America Sales Manager, Cinema Optics. Hayes was previously with RED Digital Cinema for six years and has experience in television production. Hayes is based in Irvine, Calif.  […]

  • Public TV Raises Concern Over Possible WEA Enhancement
    by Phil Kurz on 13 June 2018 at 17:45

    WASHINGTON—PBS and America’s Public Television Stations (APTS) told the FCC this week that they support continual improvement of Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) messages but not at the expense of requiring increased broadcast bandwidth to pass those messages. The reply comments to the […]

  • 74% Of U.S. TV Homes Have At Least One Of These
    by Jeff Baumgartner on 13 June 2018 at 17:15

    The number of U.S. TV homes with at least one internet-connected TV device continues to swing upward, Leichtman Research Group (LRG) found in a new study. Some 74% of those homes have at least one such device in a category that includes smart TVs, standalone streaming players, streaming adapters […]

  • Verance, Data Plus Math Partner on ATSC 3.0 Data Analytics
    by Phil Kurz on 13 June 2018 at 17:08

    NEW YORK—TV analytics and attribution specialist Data Plus Math (D+M) and Verance today announced a preferred partner agreement that combines data derived from the Verance Aspect open watermarking technology with analytics and attribution solutions from Data Plus Math. “This partnership […]

  • Judge Decides in Favor of AT&T/TW Warner Merger
    by Tom Butts on 13 June 2018 at 13:49

    WASHINGTON--A federal judge on Tuesday gave the green light to proposed AT&T-Time Warner merger in a case that could change not only the media landscape but the future of business consolidation across the board. The decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Leon allows the deal—which was […]

  • Game On: Bringing eSports to the Masses
    by Peter Siciu on 12 June 2018 at 21:10

    NEW YORK — Video games are not just played by teenagers these days, and there are now professional gamers who regularly take part in eSports competitions around the world. According to research from Newzoo, a marketing tracking company, eSports was on track to have an audience of more than […]