TVTechnology While U.S. broadcasters are wrestling with how and when to utilize 4K (aka Ultra High Definition or UHDTV) in their production workflows, or if at all, the Japanese broadcast industry is determined to move to a higher resolution level, namely 8K
Republican FCC Commissioner Mike O’Rielly voiced his concerns on FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to prohibit JSAs between TV stations and unwind the ones that currently exist. He called for the proposal to be altered before any commission vote.
Why This Matters: Wheeler's proposal to inhibit joint sales agreements between TV stations is already shaping up to be a fight that will split along party lines.
The FCC has proposed a $5,000 fine against BROOKS BROADCASTING CORP. for operating Country KPSO-F/FALFURRIAS, TX for less than the minimum daily requirements for FM stations without requesting a Silent STA.
The station said on its license renewal application that it was signing off at 7p (CT) every MONDAY through SATURDAY from JANUARY 16th, 2009 through DECEMBER 24th, 2012 and thought it "was permissible without prior authorization," learning that it wasn't only after starting to ...
Disney has had conversations with Maker Studios, one of the largest networks on YouTube, for a potential acquisition that could value the MCN at $500 million. Why This Matters: If there was a major trend in 2013, it was that businesses built out of the YouTube ecosystem are looking to expand beyond the world's biggest video site and find additional revenue streams, whether that was by syndicating to other video platforms or building owned-and-operated platforms on mobile and connected TV devices.
TV manufacturers trying to market expensive 4K TV sets still have a considerable consumer education challenge on their hands. According to Leichtman Research Group's 11th annual HDTV-focused consumer survey, only about 30% of adults have heard of 4K, and only one-third of that group has seen a 4K set. Why This Matters: According to LRG, which based its study on a survey of 1,231 U.S. households, about 28% of adults who have seen a 4K set are "very interested" in getting one, while 15% of all who have heard of 4K/Ultra HD are likewise very interested in getting it. That works out to 4.5% of the population.
The more TV viewers watch, the more they plan on cutting the cord in favor of streaming services such as Netflix and Amazon Prime, according to a new study by Morgan Stanley.
Why This Matters: The percentage of pay television subscribers who said they definitely plan to discontinue their service in the next 12 months climbed to 10 percent, a 2 percent gain, in company's most recent study. In addition, about 11 percent said that they will probably cut the cord this year, up from 9 percent in 2013 — making the potential churn rate as much as 21 percent overall.
As with most things, when you dissect a popular term like “resolution” to an acedemic (or geeky) level, you find that it’s not as simple as you might have been lead to believe. Today we’re going to see just how far the concept of “resolution” goes, briefly talk about the implications of the term, and a little bit about what higher resolution means in graphics, printing, and photography.
TVTechnology Quantel, announced today that it is acquiring Snell, a Reading, U.K.-based developer of broadcast and media technology targeting live TV production and the creation, management and distribution of content for TV everywhere.
TVTechnology The FCC upheld a $4,800 fine against North County Broadcasting Corp. for not having working EAS gear at KFSD-AM, Escondido, Calif. The licensee had asked the commission to reconsider, saying it couldn’t pay the fine.
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