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Terrestrial TV Still in the Picture

Worldwide Over-the-Air (OTA) TV broadcasters have been taking it on the chin the last few years as a significant amount of TV broadcast spectrum has been reallocated for mobile broadband services. The chipping away of broadcasters’ spectral real estate slowed down momentarily when the ITU’s World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) recently decided to keep the status […]

Video Game Consoles: A New Horizon?

With China changing its policy and no longer restricting sales of Microsoft’s Xbox One and Sony’s PS4, the potential for explosive growth for video game consoles is real. China’s huge population would have any manufacturer giddy and rightfully so. Coupled with the technological advances that we continue to see happening in the video and gaming […]

HEVC/H.265 and Tablets: The lay of the land, or so we think…

So the new kid on the block has arrived and he’s a popular one. I mean like quarterback and captain of the varsity football team type of popular. Highly anticipated, HEVC/H.265 is hitting the mainstream with the promise of up to 50% improvement in video-compression efficiency compared to its predecessor AVC/H.264. Those delivering bandwidth-hungry video […]

MPEG Efficiency: The evolution will be mobile

With the advent of the next generation of high definition video compression technology on the visible horizon, it looks as if it will be taking a much different path to video dominance than what has been traversed in the past. Instead of the traditional digital TV world, High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) will likely be […]

ATSC by the Numbers

Monday July 25, 2011 – Maya Jasmin Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) tuner sales have plateaued and are expected to remain that way throughout the foreseeable future. The granddaddy of analog TV shut-offs (ASOs) (the U.S.) has passed, and digital TVs distributed throughout ATSC countries have mostly been equipped with ATSC tuners for some time […]