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Why (Almost) Everything You Thought You Knew About Bit Depth Is Probably Wrong : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community

Why (Almost) Everything You Thought You Knew About Bit Depth Is Probably Wrong : SonicScoop – Creative, Technical & Business Connections For NYC’s Music & Sound Community | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
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Achieving Maximum Accuracy In Video Quality Measurement | Resource Center

Given today’s complex and dynamic content delivery environment, where more and more revenue is associated with adaptive-bit-rate OTT content, the ability to measure the quality of multiple streams automatically in a highly accurate way is critically important.
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Aereo Says A Win For Broadcasters Would Have “Chilling” Consequences To Cloud Computing

Aereo Says A Win For Broadcasters Would Have “Chilling” Consequences To Cloud Computing | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Aereo has today filed its response brief with the Supreme Court in a case that will make or break the streaming TV startup.
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Radio World: FCC Proposes $40,000 in Pirate Fines

Radio World: FCC Proposes $40,000 in Pirate Fines | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Radio World Agency says both men repeated illegal station operation
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AM Detuning Rules Update for Utility Transmission Towers

AM Detuning Rules Update for Utility Transmission Towers | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
UtiliSite Summit tutorial by LBA’s Chris Horne on new FCC 13-115 AM protection rule compliance to prevent AM pattern disturbance from utility towers and poles
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Testing AM Antennas

Testing AM Antennas | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
While some tasks are best left to a consulting engineer, there are some measurements that can be made as part of a regular maintenance routine.
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Local TV Up, Cable Down in Pew News Study

  

According to the 2013 Pew Research Center State of the News Media Report released on Wednesday, last year was a mixed bag for traditional TV news, with the first increase in viewership for local TV news in five years, but cable news trended down.


Why This Matters: According to the report, while there were more viewers of local TV news, there were fewer TV stations producing original news compared to 2010, which the report attributes to a "wave" of ownership changes and content sharing arrangements.

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Netflix Kicks Off War of Words With ISPs Over Net Neutrality

Netflix Kicks Off War of Words With ISPs Over Net Neutrality | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings strongly criticized major ISPs like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon over their alleged anti-net neutrality behavior in a recent post on the video streaming company’s blog.
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Beyond CALM | Resource Center

Nearly every U.S. television broadcaster now has measures in place to ensure CALM compliance, but myths and misunderstandings remain and the "better safe than sorry" approach to loudness control can threaten audio quality.
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Simple steps to improve your TV’s picture

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You might be getting the best experience from your home theater. Improve things with these simple steps....
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Aereo Slams Broadcast Networks in 100-Page Supreme Court Brief



Aereo asked the U.S. Supreme Court late Wednesday to rule that its service offering local TV station signals on the web is legal, calling itself “the next technological step.”
Why This Matters: In a reply brief responding to earlier filings in the court case, the subscription streaming service accused ABC, CBS, NBC and other TV networks fighting its service of engaging in “problematic” claims and ignoring consumers long standing rights to make copies of free over-the-air telecasts. Aereo's latest filing is the final step in the briefing process before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the case on April 22.

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FCC fines local company $29K for using ‘signal jammers’

FCC fines local company $29K for using ‘signal jammers’ | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
A Houston company is in trouble for messing with worker’s cell phones.
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Geeks Who Cry Wolf

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Geeks Who Cry Wolf - Every month - sometimes every week - the tech world is 'rocked' by dire warnings of scary-sounding security vulnerabilities, newly discovered in major products and services. But two recent examples didn't pass my sniff test. Here's the scoop…
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This Week in Radio History

 

 


Mar 26, 1975 
The first Altair 8800 personal computer ships 

Mar 27, 1899 
Marconi transmits across English Channel

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TVTechnology: The Difficulties of Getting a Great Mix to Air

TVTechnology: The Difficulties of Getting a Great Mix to Air | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
TVTechnology I started mixing for television in the late 1970’s during the good old analog days when TV audio was more of an afterthought than it is now
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FCC Proposes Fines Against Two Florida Pirates

FCC Proposes Fines Against Two Florida Pirates | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
The FCC has proposed fines against two alleged unlicensed radio station operators.

The Commission levied a $25,000 proposed fine against DAMIAN ANTHONY OJOUKU ALLEN for running a pirate station at 101.1 FM in FORT LAUDERDALE; ALLEN was previously fined for the same infraction on the same frequency in nearby POMPANO BEACH.

And a $15,000 fine was proposed against JEAN RICHARD SALVADOR, also identified as "KONPAMAN," for a pirate station on 89.5 FM ("BREEZ FM ...
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Smith: FCC Costing Broadcasters 'Millions' | TVNewsCheck.com

NAB President Gordon Smith tells FCC Chairman Wheeler that his proposed crackdown on JSAs has already financially damaged the industry and could eventually cost jobs. “It’s time to take a step back and reevaluate,” says Smith in a letter to the chairman.
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Cutting the Cord: Can Buying Episodes and Watching TV Online Be Cheaper Than Cable?

Cutting the Cord: Can Buying Episodes and Watching TV Online Be Cheaper Than Cable? | Broadcast Engineering Notes | Scoop.it
Cable TV is an outdated concept. You pay an ever-increasing bill every month for thousands of shows you’ll never watch. When you do want to watch, you have to organize your life around the TV schedule or set up your own DVR.
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