Friday, January 10, 2014

McAdams On: Broadcasting, the Next Generation

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QUOTE OF THE DAY: "I never found anyone who could look after me as well as I could look after myself." ~ Elaine Stritch

ON THIS DAY: In 1967, National Educational TV is launched on a 70-station network.

A U.S. broadcaster demonstrated over-the-air 4KTV distribution at CES in Las Vegas this week. I repeat, a U.S. broadcaster demonstrated over-the-air 4KTV distribution at CES in Las Vegas. It was done with an entirely different system than the one in place now, which was the point. Broadcasting is not only stuck with its 20-year-old technology standard, but also the regulatory constraints that dictate how the spectrum is used.

The inundation of announcements from CES commenced as the exhibit crates were being unpacked on the floor of LVCC.

Day No. 1 was chockfull of new gadgets, announcements, keynotes and people using the Wi-Fi.

The smoke seemed to clear somewhat in Glitter Gulch on Day No. 2 of International CES, where 100,000 people have gathered to ogle new electrical stuff. TV Technology's Shameless Aggregation Division is once again on this like white on rice.

The 4K Ultra Short Throw Projector will be available in the United States by summer of 2014 for approximately $30,000 to $40,000. (Yes, there's a picture.)

Aereo announced Monday that closed a $34 million Series C round of financing. On Friday, the Supreme Court is set to deliberate broadcasters' request for review of their case against Aereo.

Revenues for the consumer electronics industry are projected to grow 2.4 percent in 2014.

Which is a lot. Actually, 128 average single-family home lots.

NewBay Media has announced that it has acquired select assets of Broadcast Engineering.

LG is making their 4KTVs smart and incorporating access to Netflix's 4K content.

Analyst Marci Ryvicker said the deal represents an 81 percent price increase over the wireless spectrum T-Mobile purchased from U.S. Cellular last June.

The WWE is set to launch its first 24/7 streaming network in the U.S. on Monday, Feb. 24. The online network will feature original programming, reality shows, documentaries and "classic matches." More than 1,500 hours of programming will be made available as video-on-demand, and the site will carry all 12 WWE live pay-per-view events, including WrestleMania.NEWS & TECHNOLOGY












"," from AVID explores how much time and money a MAM system can save a business.

"," from ROHDE AND SCHWARZ examines the rapid pace of technology development and the incorporation of information technology into broadcast and the broadcast operating environment.

"," from SIGNIANT discusses how businesses of all sizes are capitalizing on new modes of computing and software delivery--including software as a service and hybrid SaaS--that let them achieve a new level of results with less technology investment.

"," from LINEAR ACOUSTIC offers a comprehensive, beginning-to-end approach to measuring and controlling loudness.(c)2014 NewBay Media, LLC

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