To take full advantage of the new broadcast standard, broadcasters have begun work on single frequency networks in Dallas and elsewhere that pump broadcast signals into strategic areas of a market to make sure they reliably reach smartphones and other mobile devices.
From repacking TV spectrum to make way for wireless companies to the next-generation ATSC 3.0 television transmission standard; from IP-based workflows to news technologies and workflows, the television industry expended a lot of time, money and effort this year to position itself for where it must go. This is Part 3 of TVNewsCheck’s annual Year in Review for 2015. Part I, which appeared Monday, reviewed the year’s happenings in local and broadcast network news. Part 2, which ran Tuesday, recapped the year’s highlights in business, regulation, syndicated and broadcast network programming and new media. And Part 4 on Thursday will remember the electronic media luminaries who died during 2015. Read all of the 2015 Year in Review stories here.