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Broadcast Industry News From Regional Film and Video

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OpEdNews Article: Article: The FCC - Actually Enforcing Its Own Rules?

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The FCC's new chair Tom Wheeler is putting forth proposals to actually enforce FCC rules. But will he pay attention to Wisconsin, where corporations defiantly flaunt rules about "news"?
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FCC Reduces Fine Against WLBH, Hits WDJZ, South Central/Evansville With Proposed Fines

FCC Reduces Fine Against WLBH, Hits WDJZ, South Central/Evansville With Proposed Fines | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
MATTOON BROADCASTING COMPANY has been fined $500 by the FCC for tower enclosure and main studio staffing violations at Adult Standards WLBH-A and Hot AC WLBH-F (MAGIC 97)/MATTOON, IL.  The fine was reduced from $14,000 due to inability to pay.

The fine was levied after an FCC agent found a locked door and no answer to phone calls or doorbell rings at the station's main studio, plus two cars in the parking lot with flat tires and fences that were falling down or missing surrounding the ...
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This Week In Radio Tech - GFQ Network - Podcasting Network

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This Week in Radio Tech "TWiRT" Broadcast Engineers – especially Radio engineers – work behind the scenes to bring you most everything we listen to
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Example of standard MV/LV network structure | EEP

Example of standard MV/LV network structure | EEP | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Example network above consists of MV consumer substation, two MV ratings: 20 kV and 6 kV, main MV switchboard fed at 20 kV can be backed up by a set
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Broadcast – Production – NAB - Broadband – Satellite – Mobile – www.tvtechnology.com

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TV Technology — The Digital Television Authority — serving the broadcast, cable, production, post production, business and new media markets.
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Comcast and Time Warner Cable: The upshot for us | Series | Windows Secrets

Comcast and Time Warner Cable: The upshot for us | Series | Windows Secrets | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Windows Secrets: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, Internet Explorer (IE), Firefox, Windows Update
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SAN FRANCISCO: More than 1,000 Stations are Live on WideOrbit’s Radio Automation Solution | Business Press Releases | Fort Mill Times

SAN FRANCISCO: More than 1,000 Stations are Live on WideOrbit’s Radio Automation Solution | Business Press Releases | Fort Mill Times | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
WideOrbit Inc ., the leading provider of advertising management software for media companies, is pleased to announce that more than 1,000 radio stations are operating on its industry-leading radio automation solution, WO Automation for Radio .
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Let's start learning the PLC programming | EEP

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Advantage of an PLC devices over relays is that they can be used for a different problems with the same hardware, while relays must be again rewired
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Study: 20% Plan to Cut the Cord

  

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.

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HTG Explains: Everything You Know About Resolution Is Probably Wrong

HTG Explains: Everything You Know About Resolution Is Probably Wrong | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
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.
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Kagan: Pay-TV Shed 251K Subscribers in 2013 | c2meworld.com

Kagan: Pay-TV Shed 251K Subscribers in 2013 | c2meworld.com | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Inspired by the NAB Show and produced by NewBay Media, Connect 2 Media & Entertainment delivers news and insight regarding all areas of digital media and entertainment.
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Netflix CEO Calls for Strong Net Neutrality Rules

Less than a month after agreeing to pay Comcast to ensure that its OTT service was delivered without interruption, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings wrote on the company's blog that large Internet service providers such as Comcast and AT&T shouldn't be able to exact tolls from content distributors in exchange for better Internet.

 

Why This Matters: Marking Netflix’s strongest stance on topic of network neutrality, Hastings argued that stronger network neutrality rules are needed, and that ISPs should be prevented from charging an “arbitrary tax” for interconnections to services like Netflix.

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TVTechnology: 2014 NAB Explores Current Issues

TVTechnology: 2014 NAB Explores Current Issues | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
TVTechnology A tumultuous mix of issues has rolled over the video media industry during the last 12 months. By default, the annual NAB Show—which takes place here, April 5–10—acts as a breathing point for all that progress and tumult,
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Aereo: Piracy or Progress?

 

R. Wade CowanChairman and CEO at METROMEDIA COMPANYTop Contributor


I assume this confidence by CK of Aereo is optimism, more than "smack talk." If I was him, I would have confidence in my legal team that has gotten them this far. But it's starting to look a little "complex" to disprove the question they will now be debating (IMO). They appear to have a plan for all outward appearances. Yet I personally have no idea what that plan is. We will soon know the answer to that. 

However, Broadcasters could simply explain why they have never provided video from their existing affiliates online as linear video channels, or if they ever plan to. Or, what if they offered each feature a la carte? They only say what would happen if Aereo wins, and it's not "optimistic." 

Aereo has taken the higher road than normal pirates have taken, and they don't look at themselves as piracy per se. Yet broadcasters see little if any distinction. But do they propose any real alternative to this other than we accept that there is no product ,or service that would let us watch the television we are supposedly entitled to, on any device? 

I'm sorry to point this out. But why? I'm not even trying to take sides, but are we ok with them being extinguished. But then have no apparent solution to replace it? I never thought their approach was full proof (then again, nothing is really). I think they are proposing something we all desire. I really don't expect us to find this free content online, "free." 

Yet why can't there be any revenue sharing with broadcast affiliates and networks, or any solution to this that would make online distributors of this "free content" available to all devices? There still seems to still be a real disconnect IMO. 

I know of no real solution on anyones radar at the moment. 

Aereo may or may not go down. That is up to the Supreme Court. But why is there no legitimate alternative to providing the masses video on all devices? I want more choices, not less ( that's merely human nature IMO). But it is difficult for me to root for someone who doesn't want me to have those choices. I hope I'm not being unfair in this assessment. 

But Aereo can't be out only hope for ubiquitous content. Or are they? I truly want to understand this supposed dilemma. Help me out here, please. I've heard the propaganda. 

I know there are rumblings of future services. But I also have my doubts if they'll ever provide what we really desire. I myself am optimistic. But will I be rewarded for that?

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Engineer Killer

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That was the title of the email with this photo attached:
Disabled high voltage shorting bar, Collins 820D-2 AM transmitter.  Courtesy Pete Partinio
Seems about right.
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TVTechnology: 8K Train Can't Be Stopped

TVTechnology: 8K Train Can't Be Stopped | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
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
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Datos Media Completes New HD Production Centre for Worldwide Broadcaster TBN | HD Proguide

Datos Media Completes New HD Production Centre for Worldwide Broadcaster TBN | HD Proguide | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
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