Recent Posts tagged with Mobile DTV

CES Report: Top Trends on Exhibit

The Consumer Electronics Show always offers an enticing mix of new products that will play pivotal roles in consumer-electronics showrooms, new products that will never see the light of day beyond the exhibition, and new concepts that hint at the future of content consumption. After two days wandering the show floor and exhibits, we still […]  More

Mobile DTV: What’s Taking So Long?

Mobile digital television promises to revolutionize the way Americans watch sports, news, and other live content, yet its development has been fraught with speed bumps as it struggles to find a viable business model and widespread deployment. A nationwide Mobile DTV service could provide sorely needed new revenue sources for broadcasters, but Mobile DTV remains […]  More

NAB 2011: Harris to Demo Plethora of ATSC Mobile DTV Applications

Harris Corp. will demonstrate a series of new ATSC Mobile DTV Applications at the 2011 NAB Show (Booth N2502) in alliance with LG Electronics, WRAL-DTV, Roundbox and iSet.  The demonstrations will highlight the viability of new and evolving applications that enhance the consumer experience as supported by the emerging ATSC Non-Real-Time Content Delivery Candidate Standard. […]  More

Connected TVs Offer Promise, but Business Challenges Loom

If CES 2011 is any indication of the future of the TV-viewing experience, it appears that the days of TV sets that deliver only crystal-clear images will go the way of a wired telephone handset that delivers only crystal-clear sound. Internet-enabled TVs and other devices, such as Blu-ray players and game consoles, are dominating mindshare, […]  More

Panels at AES Show Have Decidedly Broadcast Bent

This year’s AES Show (Nov. 4-7, San Francisco)  had a stronger than usual broadcast-audio component to its conference side, and it covered a lot of ground. The session titled Broadcast Facility Design looked at, among other things, the new ESPN broadcast facility at the LA Live complex in downtown Los Angeles. After an opening by panel […]  More

DC Consumer Showcase on Mobile DTV: Daytime Is Prime; Sports Disappoint

It is still early in the mobile-DTV game, but one thing is already clear in terms of consumers’ viewing habits: “Daytime is primetime.” This is according to findings from the Open Mobile Video Coalition (OMVC) Washington Consumer Showcase presented during a panel on mobile DTV Oct. 13 at the 2010 Content & Communications World conference […]  More

Grass Valley Tapped to Complete Mobile DTV Package for Charlotte Affiliate

WCCB, the FOX affiliate serving the Charlotte, N.C. region, has purchased a new Thomson mobile video transmission system from Grass Valley, based on the ATSC A/153 standard.  Grass Valley has been contracted to deliver, integrate, and commission a complete mobile DTV package that will be used to upgrade the station’s existing digital TV transmitter and […]  More

Opinion: Why AT&T’s New Data Plan Is Bad News for Sports Leagues but Good News for Broadcasters

A sterling pitching performance by Detroit Tigers starter Armando Galarraga may not have resulted in a perfect game, but, in a sushi bar in New York City, it provided a perfect example of why AT&T’s decision to eliminate unlimited data plans for smartphones is a dumb move for sports fans who have grown accustomed to […]  More

Mobile DTV: A Gadgeteer’s Delight

Correspondent Carl Lindemann offers a look upcoming consumer products. Broadcasters have many good reasons to hope for the ultimate success of mobile DTV. One key factor is the eagerness that consumer-electronics manufacturers have shown for developing exciting gadgets that utilize the over-the-air content. A wide array of devices should be available by the holiday season, […]  More

Mobile DTV: Gear for Getting in on the Ground Floor

Correspondent Carl Lindemann takes a look what suppliers are talking about at the NAB Show. In case you somehow missed it, this is the year mobile digital television (mobile DTV) takes to the airwaves. Early-adopter stations are gearing up for what promises to be the biggest broadcaster bonanza since the arrival of FM radio. Already, […]  More

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