TECH EXEC

Hearst’s Marty Faubell A Life-Long Techie

Hearst Television’s VP of engineering says starting at a young age he’s loved taking gadgets apart to see how they work. That curiosity has propelled him into a broadcast engineering career that is now in its 34th year.

TECH SPOTLIGHT

Figuring Out Life After Dielectric

The TV antenna manufacturer’s many clients are wondering who will service their existing RF systems and who will emerge to sell them new ones. Demand could shoot up greatly if the FCC OKs band repacking following a spectrum auction. Possible solutions could be current U.S. competitors to Dielectric as well as a number of foreign firms.

CAPEX 2011

Hearst Budgeted For Upgrades, HD, Mobile

Hearst TV VP of Engineering Marty Faubell has a little extra money for tech projects this year, but plenty to do, including finishing the upgrade of all master controls for HD, the introduction of HD news in four more markets and and the completion of  the Next-Generation Newsroom initiative. He’s also looking for ways to comply with the letter and spirit of closed captioning and loudness regulations.