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Engineer Killer

Engineer Killer | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
That was the title of the email with this photo attached:
Disabled high voltage shorting bar, Collins 820D-2 AM transmitter.  Courtesy Pete Partinio
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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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FCC Chairman's Proposal to Prohibit Joint Sales Deals Strikes Partisan Nerve

  

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.

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FCC Proposes Fine Against Texas FM

FCC Proposes Fine Against Texas FM | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
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 ...
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Disney in Talks to Buy Maker Studios

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.
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Study: Most Consumers Haven't Heard of 4K

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.
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Why you should fear big bad cable -

Why you should fear big bad cable - | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable could leave millions of Americans stranded on the digital equivalent of a winding dirt road...
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TVTechnology: Connecting for Faster Data Rates

TVTechnology: Connecting for Faster Data Rates | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
TVTechnology System integrators debate evolving cable, connector requirements
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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

Let's start learning the PLC programming | EEP | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
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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TVTechnology: Detecting Unique DTV Reception Problems

TVTechnology: Detecting Unique DTV Reception Problems | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
TVTechnology His trouble started suddenly one evening when he discovered interference across the high VHF band that he had never had before.
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TVTechnology: Quantel to Acquire Snell

TVTechnology: Quantel to Acquire Snell | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
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.
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TVTechnology: FCC Upholds $4,800 EAS Fine Against KFSD-AM

TVTechnology: FCC Upholds $4,800 EAS Fine Against KFSD-AM | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
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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Radio World :: Blog - Don’t Mess With Faux EAS

Radio World :: Blog - Don’t Mess With Faux EAS | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Radio World - The Newspaper for Radio Managers and Engineers - The definitive source for information on radio technology, radio industry news, management techniques, applications-oriented engineering and production.
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Inspection of Ground-Fault Protection Systems | EEP

Inspection of Ground-Fault Protection Systems | EEP | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Inspection of ground-fault protection system consider visual and mechanical Inspection, electrical tests and checking of tests values.
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Difference Between Switchgear and Switchboard | EEP

Difference Between Switchgear and Switchboard | EEP | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
One important element of good power system design is the proper selection of the distribution equipment. Choice of using switchgear or switchboard
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