NextGen TV Logo Certification Test Suite Released

Eurofins Digital Testing, in partnership with the Consumer Technology Association and National Association of Broadcasters, has releasee the NextGen TV logo certification test suite v 2022-1.0,  the first major release for the new model year applicable to ATSC 3.0 compliant receivers starting July 1. Primarily aimed at devices entering the market in 2023, but can […]

Industry Groups Urge Senate To Confirm Gigi Sohn To FCC

Fans in the association sphere called on the Senate to confirm Democratic nominee Gigi Sohn to fill the fifth seat on the FCC, which has been vacant for well over a year. In a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and minority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the associations acknowledged the Senate had a lot on its plate with “pressing national issues.” Nonetheless, they urged senators to end debate over Sohn’s nomination — a discharge vote is akin to a cloture vote, allowing for a final vote on a bill or nomination.

CES To Hold In-Person Policy Summit In January

CTA To Require Proof of Vaccination to Attend CES 2022

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced that CES 2022 will require in-person attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. CES 2022 will take place in Las Vegas on Jan. 5-8, 2022. For those who may be unable to travel to Las Vegas, CTA will again create a digital event that will run in parallel with the in-person program. Digital […]

‘Unprecedented’ Consumer Demand Will Fuel Record 2021 Tech Revenue

Retail sales revenue for the tech industry in the U.S. will reach a record-breaking $487 billion in 2021, a 7.5% pop from 2020, thanks to “unprecedented consumer demand,” according to a new report by the Consumer Technology Association. The report also predicts that NextGen TVs that are capable of receiving ATSC 3.0 broadcasts will see shipments increase nearly sixfold to 2.1 million units. That will produce retail revenue of $3.9 billion, up 425%.

CTA Returning To Las Vegas For CES 2022

The electronics show will convene the tech industry both in-person and digitally on Jan. 5-8, 2022, with 1.000 companies on tap to exhibit.

Holiday Tech Spending Could Reach $135B

Consumer tech spending on hardware and related services during the holiday season (October-December) is projected to reach $135 billion in revenue in the U.S. — a 10% increase from last year — according to a new study released today by the Consumer Technology Association. Smartphones topped the list of expected tech purchases, followed by laptops, video game consoles (Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are coming this season), TVs and wearable devices.

CES 2021 Moves To All-Digital Experience

The Consumer Technology Association’s annual electronics gathering in Las Vegas during the first week in January will be virtual in light of the coronavirus pandemic. CTA CEO Gary Shapiro says: “Technology helps us all work, learn and connect during the pandemic — and that innovation will also help us reimagine CES 2021 and bring together the tech community in a meaningful way.”


TVN Tech | At CES, NextGen TV’s Coming Out Party

Next week’s CES in Las Vegas will once again take over the Strip with a sprawling, frenetic glimpse into tomorrow’s consumer technology. This time, NextGen TV will make its show floor debut, and hopes are high consumers will notice.

CTA Approves NEXTGEN TV Name, Logo

2020 is expected to start the deployment of ATSC 3.0 technology and services, and in preparation the Consumer Technology Association has announced that it has developed what it is calling the go-to market name and logo for the new technology, NEXTGEN TV. This name and logo will be used to identify devices that meet the ATSC 3.0 interoperability test specifications.

CTA: $200B Tariffs Vulnerable to Legal Challenge

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has submitted comments to U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer on the administration’s proposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese imports. CTA’s comments detail how these tariffs may be vulnerable to a legal challenge because they are not based on the required legal finding of unfair business practices by China, […]

CTA Calls For End To Trump Tariff Strategy

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), issued a statement regarding the Trump administration’s 25% tariff on $16 billion of Chinese goods going into effect today, and China levying retaliatory tariffs in response. “The Trump administration’s ‘strategy’ of using tariffs to punish China for intellectual property theft and forced technology transfer […]

Millennials Mostly Watch TV After It’s Aired

Millennials don’t watch live TV most of the time. People aged 18-34 spend 55% of their video-watching time consuming content after it has already aired on live TV, according to a new study from the Consumer Technology Association. Only 45% of that time is spent with live television.


3.0 Offers Intriguing 4K Delivery Possibilities

Not being the first out of the chutes with delivery of 4K UltraHD to viewers isn’t necessarily a bad thing for broadcasters. While the industry awaits FCC authorization of next-gen TV transmission, thinking on the best way to deliver 4K has had time to percolate.

CTA Joins AWARN To Boost Emergency Alerting

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) is joining broadcasters, technology companies, and public safety agencies to develop and deploy the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN), the world’s most advanced emergency alerting system, as part of the shift to Next-Generation television.   By leveraging the new features of ATSC 3.0 (next-gen TV), the AWARN Alliance is […]

Smartphone Ownership Now 2nd Behind TVs

An annual CTA study shows smartphones are now the second-most owned tech device, behind TV sets, growing 13% to 238 million last year.


A Broadcaster’s Guide To CES 2017

The yin and yang of consumer electronics and the broadcast TV industry means CES 2017 is the place to be in January for broadcasters who want a perspective on what will be on the minds and in the hands of their viewers in 2017. One look at this year’s CES schedule reveals just how big OTT and mobile are in content distribution and just how important the next-gen TV standard is to keeping TV broadcasters in the game.

CES 2016

From High-Flying To Practical: CES In Brief

his year’s CES gadget show, like ones before it, showed off a mix of the dreamy and the practical in technology. Here’s a quick summary of the highlights of CES 2016.

CES 2016

CES To Focus On Tech Industry Innovations

This year’s CES is slated to be the biggest ever, taking up more than 2.4 million square feet of exhibit space, about a 7% increase from a year earlier, when it officially kicks off Wednesday after two days of media previews. There will be less emphasis on the typical CES electronics like televisions, tablets and smartphones, and more attention paid to industry-changing innovations such as connected, electric and driverless cars; the Internet of Things; drones; virtual reality and gaming; and entertainment tech.

CES 2016

CES To Search Bags, Ban Luggage

For the first time ever, attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas — the world’s largest trade show — will have their bags searched upon entering. The show’s sponsor, the Consumer Technology Association, says new security procedures have been implemented “due to recent global tragedies.”


CES TV Tech: Threats Or Opportunities?

The annual Consumer Electronics Show will showcase game-changing television technologies that have taken TV from a once linear, appointment-based medium into an anything, anywhere, on-any-device reality. Whether they are viewed as challenges that pose an existential threat to over-the-air television or as trail markers along the path to what can be the future of OTA television will largely be a matter of perspective.

Consumer Technology Assoc. Adds Lobbyist

Tiffany Moore, a former TwinLogic Strategies executive, is tapped by the former Consumer Electronics Association to lead its lobbying efforts as VP of congressional affairs.