NAB TECH HOT TOPICS

RF Vendors Rolling Ahead With The Repack

Manufacturers of transmitters, antennas, transmission line, filters and other RF components are already busy with repack orders but say the additional funding included in the government’s recent spending bill should greatly ease the process, particularly for mid-to-small-market stations that have been slow to invest due to fears about compensation. Above, a Dielectric  APT panel antenna. Click here to access TVNewsCheck’s NAB 2018 Resource Guide listing transmitters, antennas and other RF gear  or here to download it as a PDF.

Bahakel Signs Repack Deal With Hitachi Comark

Bahakel Communications has signed a master purchase agreement (MPA) with Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark, manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems, and associated field services. The move is designed to smooth the repack of six Bahakel stations. The MPA provides Bahakel with the key framework for the purchase of new transmitters and associated services […]

Tim Hosmer Joins Comark As Sales Manager

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark , a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems and associated field services has hired Tim Homser as sales manager for encoding and video products. His hiring is a return as he began his career in telecommunications with Comark 22 years ago when he was employed manufacturing high-power uhf transmitters […]

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TVN TECH | NAB 2017

Channel Repack Takes Center Stage At NAB

TV broadcasters have a lot on their minds this year at the NAB Show in Las Vegas. New efficiencies enabled by IP video transport as well as IT technology and next-gen TV made possible by ATSC 3.0 are near top of mind. But no issue facing over-the-air TV broadcasters at this year’s gathering tops the FCC-mandated repack of the television spectrum. Above: Few transmitter sites will require dealing with logistical issues as complicated as those that had to be overcome at One World Trade Center in New York. (Photo: ©2016 John M. Lyons. Used with permission.)

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Comark

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark | Booth C4309 | Website: www.comarktv.com.  Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark, a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems, and associated field services for over 45 years, has announced the introduction of the Repack Optimized E-Compact series of high efficiency air cooled solid state UHF DTV transmitters. E-Compact air cooled DTV […]

NAB SHOW 2017 PRODUCTS PREVIEW

On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Comark

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark | Booth C4309 | Website: www.comarktv.com  Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark will show its Parallax for VHF band 3. Parallax is a transmitter that is ready for the upcoming broadcast spectrum repack and ATSC 3.0. Parallax has the flexibility to ensure top-notch performance for large and small stations. It is the industry’s next […]

TV Band Repack Products Guide

This year, TVNewsCheck is augmenting its coverage of NAB Show Hot Topics tech trends stories with information that can make your visit to NAB easier. This week’s focus is the post incentive auction spectrum repack, including consultants and transmitter and antenna manufacturers (read the main story here). These companion resource guides on the technology covered each week are […]