New Facilities Insider | Disney’s Digital Center 3 Centralizes Hardware, Allows Control From Anywhere

A first look at Disney’s new Digital Center 3 (DC3) in The Woodlands, Texas, a massive, 187,000-square-foot plant consolidating playout, transmission and media operations. (Sam Exley photo)

Chris Nairn Joins ATG Danmon As Sales Director

ATG Danmon has named Chris Nairn sales director. Reporting to Managing Director Russell Peirson-Hagger, he joins from Bang & Olufsen Pro AV where he was sales director, strategic enterprise partner program. Nairn began his broadcast industry career at Quantel followed by seven years in sales management roles with Sony Professional Solutions Europe. In 2016 he […]

PSSI Uses C-Band Spectrum To Transmit ‘The Match II’

With rainy weather all day and no fiber availability on-site, The Match II charity golf event presented a significant live broadcast transmission challenge. To support this event, which turned out to be the most-watched golf telecast in the history of cable television, PSSI Global Services provided several primary and backup paths, as well as data […]

NextGen TV To Spur Transmission Market

Manufacturers are ready for where the new transmission standard will lead market.

TVU Networks Introducing Internet-Based, Point-to-Point Live Video Transmission System

At NAB 2019 TVU Networks, a global technology and innovation provider in live IP solutions, will introduce TVU G-Link, an Internet-based solution for live point-to-point transmission. TVU G-Link provides an affordable and reliable way to achieve high-quality transmission using only the public Internet to deliver HD video from one location to another with half-second latency. G-Link […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: FOR-A

FOR-A | Booth C5117 | Website: FOR-A will introduce the latest product in Fujitsu’s line of video transmission solutions, the IP-HE950 real-time H.265/HEVC encoder/decoder units. Employing the latest compression tools and image processing algorithms to provide best-in-class video fidelity, the IP-HE950 supports real-time 4K contribution, as well as SD and HD. FOR-A is a distributor of Fujitsu’s high-performance […]

NAB 2017

Elliptical Waveguide to Feed Future Multichannel UHF Antennas

Broadcasters and tower owners preparing for the move of roughly 1,000 stations to new channel assignments will want to do more than simply replace equipment. They will seek to improve upon it. Stations sharing a UHF antenna are likely to find that elliptical waveguide tech, with its power-handling, broadband and wind-loading benefits, will become an important part of a successful TV spectrum repack and rollout of ATSC 3.0.


Danmon Names Kristiansen Managing Director


Hitachi-Comark Publishes Doherty Amplifier Paper


Vodafone Spain Recognizes Bcst. Model Strength


Mobile DTV Repeater Shows Promise

A test of a single-frequency repeater in Washington this summer and fall indicates that it may be what broadcasters need to fill in coverage gaps in their mobile DTV service when they roll it out next year. “I’m cautiously optimistic,” says OMVC’s Sterling Davis (left).

CPB To Fund Mobile DTV Initiative

The money will go to stations in 20 markets for the purchase of equipment so they can launch mobile transmission by the end of next year.


Why TV Antennas Are Sexy Again

The owner of Antennas Direct turned a hobby into a $10 million-a-year business supplying TV antennas to the steadily increasing number of consumers who are dropping cable for free over-the-air TV. He’s bullish on OTA and can’t understand why the FCC now wants “to kill it in the crib.”


FCC Plan Makes VHF A Very High Priority

A critical part of the commission’s push to find more spectrum for wireless broadband is to improve the quality of TV signals in the VHF band that were weakened in the digital transition. Among its suggestions are boosting transmission power and setting reception standards for home antennas. Broadcasters are skeptical of the plan’s viability and are worried that they may be forced to move from the UHF band to VHF, requiring expensive equipment while potentially lessening their coverage and alienating their viewers.