Monthly Archives: November 2015

This Week In Tech History: The Magic Of Magnetic Recording (the Ampex VR1000/Mark IV)

Written on November 30, 2015 at 7:11 pm, by

Forbes.com reports from November 30, 1956 CBS goes on air with the first videotape delayed broadcast, Douglas Edwards and The News, using the Ampex Mark IV.  Ampex introduced the videotape recorder on April 14, 1956, at the National Association of Radio and Television Broadcasters in Chicago. Wikipedia: Ampex’s invention revolutionized the television production industry by eliminating […]  More

Pirates Sneak 4K Videos from Netflix, Inc. and Amazon.com

Written on November 30, 2015 at 7:08 pm, by

BusinessFinanceNews.com reports that pirates have discovered a new way to grab movies and television shows from Netflix, Inc. and Amazon.com, Inc. This indicates that there are loopholes within these streaming services, which enables pirates to rip high-quality 4K resolution contents. According to Torrent freak, “Many groups started releasing 4K rips recently and they are working […]  More

CBS Sports to Update Logo, Graphics Package In Advance of Super Bowl 50

Written on November 30, 2015 at 10:21 am, by

CBS Sports unveiled a new look on Monday changing its logo for the first time in 35 years. In addition to the logo, CBS Sports is creating a new on-air graphics package that will debut as part of the network’s Super Bowl Week programming leading up to Super Bowl 50 on CBS on Feb. 7.  More

Nine’s new 9HD channel isn’t compatible with all TVs, causing grief for cricket fans (Australia)

Written on November 28, 2015 at 1:57 pm, by

News.co.au reports that Australia’s Channel Nine has spent months brewing hype about its new 9HD channel — but for some viewers, it has fallen bitterly flat. The new service launched on Channel 90 yesterday, together with other rebranded free-to-air digital channels 9Go!, 9GEM and a new go-to for lifestyle shows, 9Life. The standard definition Channel […]  More

Europe: UHF to remain with TV services until 2023

Written on November 27, 2015 at 11:04 am, by

TVBEurope.com reports that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has applauded the decision by the ITU’s World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) on the use of the UHF band. Representatives of over 150 governments took the decision that UHF spectrum will remain exclusively allocated to terrestrial TV services in ITU Region 1 well into the next decade. Delegates […]  More

The World's First IP-Based Live Television Broadcasts Successfully Produced Using Cloud Production

Written on November 25, 2015 at 2:54 pm, by

The following Press release was issued by NEP Broadcasting LLC: PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — DutchView Infostrada, part of the NEP worldwide network, recently launched Cloud Production, its revolutionary comprehensive IP-based video production platform. On Sunday, November 22nd the TV show Carlo’s TV Café was broadcast on RTL4, the leading Dutch commercial TV […]  More

Buying a 4K Ultra HD TV for Black Friday 2015? BEWARE this hidden cost

Written on November 25, 2015 at 2:49 pm, by

THE latest Ultra HD 4K television sets might be a good deal on Friday, but BEWARE – UHD sets use almost a THIRD more electricity than a standard HD set, according to new research. Express.co.uk reports that Ultra HD will be the future of home entertainment. The staggeringly sharp picture offers an incredible viewing experience, […]  More

Five Keys to Nailing Social Video Strategy From the NBA, MLS, and Fox Sports

Written on November 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm, by

What makes digital content distribution so challenging is the staggering number of avenues that a piece of content needs to be sent along to reach a fan. Long gone are the days of building a single piece of content, running it on a network, and hoping fans watch. Now, with media consumption patterns so fragmented, teams, […]  More

SVG Digital Perspective: Social TV Behavior is Surging. Shouldn’t We Be Measuring It Properly?

Written on November 25, 2015 at 10:30 am, by

By Brian Ring, Contributing Editor After a painful slog through interactive TV in the early aughts, and a more recent boom-and-bust in second-screen apps, it’s now clear that a growing portion of TV viewers are habitually using social media to interact with TV.  More

Net Insight Looking to Solve the Dilemma of Synchronized Live OTT

Written on November 25, 2015 at 9:51 am, by

We’ve all been there when watching a live stream of a sporting event: a text, a tweet, or a shout from the other room spoils a scoring play as we sit with our devices as the game lags a few minutes behind. There are numerous points through the distribution chain that can cause buffering and […]  More

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