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Live From CES 2018: Complete ATSC 3.0 Suite Officially Approved; OTA Trials To Begin Later This Year

In a historic day for the long-in-development ATSC 3.0, at CES 2018 on Tuesday, the Advanced Television Systems Committee announced approval of the complete set of ATSC 3.0 next-gen TV-transmission standards. The announcement — made by ATSC President Mark Richer along with CTA President/CEO Gary Shapiro and NAB President/CEO Gordon Smith — marks the culmination […]  More

2017 Was a Noisy, Novel Year in Sound

When it comes to audio, 2017 was an eventful year. For starters, it saw the end of the largest reallocation of RF spectrum yet, as the 600 MHz range, already made denser by an earlier eviction of wireless microphones from the 700 MHz bands, was summarily overtaken by wireless-mobile interests. Stage 4 of the FCC’s […]  More

SMPTE Publishes First Standards Within ST 2110 for Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks

SMPTE has officially published the first standards within SMPTE ST 2110, Professional Media Over Managed IP Networks. SMPTE ST 2110 is a new standards suite that specifies the carriage, synchronization, and description of separate elementary essence streams over professional internet protocol (IP) networks in real-time for the purposes of live production, playout, and other professional […]  More

InfoComm Releases Updated Standard for Audio-Coverage Uniformity

Recognizing advances in technology and continual problems in audio coverage, standard Audio Coverage Uniformity (ACU) in Listener Areas (ANSI/INFOCOMM A102.01:2017) has been updated. In announcing its release, InfoComm International, the trade association representing the commercial-A/V industry worldwide and an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer (ASD), noted that, whereas the original ACU standard, released in 2009, was […]  More

Pittsburgh, SMPTE, & Before by Mark Schubin

This is SMPTE’s centennial year. Did you know the society might not exist if not for Pittsburgh? The same might also be said for the whole motion-image industry! Carnegie Mellon, the University of Pittsburgh, Westinghouse, PPG, and even Heinz played roles. Join multiple Emmy-award-winning SMPTE Life Fellow Mark Schubin as he provides a Pittsburgh-oriented illustrated […]  More

ITU Targets File Compatibility in Immersive-Audio Formats

We lived in analog world for the better part of a century; we just didn’t know it. At least, not until digital technology came along and compelled us to find an adjective to describe the environment we had inhabited prior to zeros and ones. Similarly, the broadcast world we live in now will likely be […]  More

ATSC 3.0 Will Mean Changes for Broadcast Audio

The standards developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) are the bedrock of broadcasting, and the industry is awaiting the arrival of the next generation, known as ATSC 3.0, due to be announced in early 2017 after a series of evaluation and comment periods. ATSC 3.0 will take broadcast audio to the next level, […]  More

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