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CTA Warns of ATSC 3.0 ‘Chaos’ Without Modulation Standard

10/20/17 12:35 pm

There could be “chaos in the marketplace” and possible consumer rejection of the next-gen TV transmission standard according to the Consumer Technology Association if the FCC doesn’t provide regulatory certainty about how these signals will be delivered.

Lynx Unveils Aurora(n) Line of Converter Interfaces

10/20/17 11:46 am

Lynx Studio Technology is expected to roll out several new modules of its Aurora(n) line of A/D and D/A converter interfaces, with the first, the LM-DIG, coming out at the end of October.

Madeline Di Nonno to Address Women In Technology Luncheon

10/20/17 11:22 am

Organizers of the 2017 SMPTE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition confirmed today that Madeline Di Nonno, CEO of the Geena Davis Institute of Gender in Media, will make a keynote presentation at the annual women in technology luncheon Oct. 23 during the annual gathering.

Class A GM Expresses 3.0 Optimism

10/20/17 11:07 am

Lucas Fry, general manager of WLFT, the Bethany Church-owned Class A low-power station in Baton Rouge, La., is bullish on ATSC 3.0.

System Consultant

10/20/17 10:50 am

Riedel Communications is expanding their Systems Consulting team in Burbank, California.

FREE Webinar Present by TV Technology

Posted on 02-02-17 by Suzan

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Book Review: `Television Operations`

Posted on 09-16-16 by Suzan

"Television Operations: A Handbook of Technical Operations for TV Broadcast, On Air, Mobile and Internet" is another in the growing list of specialty publications produced under the auspices of the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

Broadcasters and the payoffs of IP TV

Posted on 06-10-16 by Suzan

While the current MPEG transport stream has worked well, it’s time for a change that will let over-the-air TV broadcasting break free from its own self-imposed silo and transition into something “that could be thought of as an extension of the internet,” according to Triveni Digital’s Rich Chernock. He details the ways such a change could benefit both broadcasters and viewers.

By Phil Kurz
TVNewsCheck, June 9, 2016 10:32 AM EDT

The MPEG transport stream has served the broadcast television industry well for about two decades, providing the container format for transmission of video, audio and other data that makes DTV possible.

But all good things must come to an end, and it appears MPEG TS’s days in broadcasting are numbered.

“To be honest, there is nothing wrong with transport stream. It worked beautifully,” says Rich Chernock, chief science officer of Triveni Digital and chair of the Advanced Television Systems Committee technical group with overall responsibility for ATSC 3.0. “I think it was a brilliant design.”

However, the next-generation TV standard nearing completion by the ATSC and under consideration at the FCC ditches MPEG TS in favor of IP transport.

But why? Why replace a well-proven technology that delivers TV today to millions of over-the-air viewers with IP transport, and in the process ask viewers to make changes to their receivers and require broadcasters to make millions of dollars in new capital expenditures?

In other words, what’s the payoff for viewers and broadcasters alike?