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Corona: Silent But Deadliest Enemy for Composite Insulation

Corona: Silent But Deadliest Enemy for Composite Insulation | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
Corona leads to insulation failure. That much has long been known. However key aspects of the problem are still not fully understood and being researched even t
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On this Day


On this Day: In 1962, MIT sent a TV signal by satellite for the first time.

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FCC to propose new net neutrality rules - ZDNet

FCC to propose new net neutrality rules - ZDNet | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
FCC to propose new net neutrality rules ZDNet Since the FCC's loss in Federal Appeals Court in January over their last net neutrality rule proposals, much has happened: Netflix, has started to reach interconnection agreements with ISPs, starting...
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FCC Issues New Standards for TV Closed Captioning - jebsblog

FCC Issues New Standards for TV Closed Captioning - jebsblog | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
From the US Access Board News… The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued new standards to improve the quality and accuracy of TV closed captioning. The new rules – some of which go into effect on April 30, 2014 and some on June 30,… Continue Reading FCC Issues New Standards for TV Closed Captioning
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TVTechnology: Free Loudness Meter for Windows & Mac

TVTechnology: Free Loudness Meter for Windows & Mac | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
TVTechnology Orban has introduced Version 2.7 of the free Orban Loudness Meter for Windows (Vista/7/8) and Mac (OS X 10.6 or greater)
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Radio World: A New Way to Monitor Signal Level

Radio World: A New Way to Monitor Signal Level | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
Radio World The LUFS loudness measurement explained
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U.S. Government to Argue Against Aereo in Supreme Court Tuesday

 

The Supreme Court has granted the U.S. government's motion to argue against Aereo in Tuesday's oral argument.


Why This Matters: On one side will be Aereo, a start-up company which has no major affiliations besides investment money. On the other side will be the four broadcast networks, whose lobbying and contributions over the years have bought countless friends in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Solicitor General's office who will argue the U.S. Justice Department's contention that Aereo is violating the networks' copyrights because it doesn't pay them for their programming.

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People Prefer Watching Live TV, But VOD, Streaming Gaining

  

According to new data from research firm Ipsos, almost 90% of viewers prefer watching live television, although other modes of consumption, including streaming or downloading from a computer (27%), streaming from the Internet to TV (16%), using a DVR or other recording device (16%), and via mobile device (11%), are gaining in popularity.
Why This Matters: The survey of 15,551 adults in 20 countries, including the U.S., found that traditional live TV watching is more popular (91%) among older respondents ages 50-64, compared with those younger/middle age 35-49 (88%) and under 35 (81%).

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FCC To Vote On Auction Rules On May 15 |

FCC To Vote On Auction Rules On May 15 | | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
Under the FCC’s incentive auction proposal, spectrum repurposed for wireless services during the auction would have to be cleared no later than 39 months after the agency “repacking process becomes effective.
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TVTechnology: The Composition Of Sunlight

TVTechnology: The Composition Of Sunlight | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
TVTechnology I was recently invited
to give a guest lecture
on narrative
lighting for the Bay Area
Professional Videographer’s
Association in
San Jose, Calif.
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FCC Repack Sked Troubles Stations, Vendors | TVNewsCheck.com

FCC Repack Sked Troubles Stations, Vendors | TVNewsCheck.com | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
They worry that the timeline proposed for moving stations to new channel assignments following the FCC’s incentive auction is too short. The number of stations that may be required to change channels as part of the repack may exceed the industry's capaciy to hang antennas, says consultant Jay Adrick. “There are only 14 tower crews in the United States."
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This Week in Radio History



Apr 22, 1993
Mosaic, the first Web browser, is released

Apr 25, 1874
Guglielmo Marconi born

Apr 27, 1791
Samuel Morse born

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What Stations Can Do To Prepare For Repack | TVNewsCheck.com

What Stations Can Do To Prepare For Repack | TVNewsCheck.com | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
While waiting for the FCC to repack the band and hand out new channel assignments, TV stations should not be idle. Here is a list of things they can start doing now to head off trouble later.
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Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in the Aereo Case – A Summary of the Issues and a Prediction | Broadcast Law Blog

Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in the Aereo Case – A Summary of the Issues and a Prediction | Broadcast Law Blog | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
The Supreme Court heard the oral arguments in the Aereo case yesterday, it has received all the briefs, and now we all just wait for a decision – to probab
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What is The 1996 Telecommunications Act? (Inbox.exe) - YouTube

Discuss: https://teksyndicate.com/videos/what-1996-telecommunications-act-inboxexe Music: http://bit.ly/Trk2ik, Merch: http://epicpants.com Game Deals: https...
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TVTechnology: Real-World Results: Transistors vs. Tubes at UHF

TVTechnology: Real-World Results: Transistors vs. Tubes at UHF | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
TVTechnology Readers who have followed my RF Technology column for the last 20 years may have noticed that I started out saying that solid-state amplifiers would have a hard time competing with tube amplifiers in high power applications.
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TiVo: Adherence to C3 Is Sucking Millions Out of TV Ad Market

TiVo: Adherence to C3 Is Sucking Millions Out of TV Ad Market | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
In what may be the most cogent argument for the adoption of the C7 ratings currency, TiVo Research on Monday revealed that broadcasters beholden to the dated C3 metric are leaving hundreds of millions of dollars in ad sales revenue on the table.
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Captioning Made Easy (and Affordable)

Captioning Made Easy (and Affordable) | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
TVTechnology With government mandates, closed captioning has never been an easy task for a broadcaster or Internet video service provider
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Backpack Broadcasting: Production On the Go!

Backpack Broadcasting: Production On the Go! | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
JUST when you thought you d heard everything about portable broadcast studios (or Backpack Studios), guess what – THEY RE BACK!  Trending these days are those versatile on-the-spot capture devices that are ready when you are during any news-worthy occurrence.
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Radio Ink Magazine

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Radio Ink: Up-to-the-minute industry news, conferences, daily headlines, audio, video, forums, more.
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TVTechnology: Mic Companies Await FCC Auction Rules

TVTechnology: Mic Companies Await FCC Auction Rules | Broadcast Engineering Curator | Scoop.it
TVTechnology Having lost access to the 700 MHz band a few years ago, wireless microphone operators are now eyeing the FCC’s proposed broadcast TV spectrum incentive auction with understandable trepidation.
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TV Fool

Locate TV transmitters, choose antennas, look at coverage maps, and optimize your HDTV setup. Learn about digital TV and how to incorporate it into your home theater system. Rediscover over the air (OTA) TV. Looking for something more accurate than antennaweb?
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