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Next-Generation TV: What’s Next?

Next-generation TV (aka ATSC 3.0) got top billing at the recently concluded U.S. National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) event and for good reason. The need for broadcasters to adopt a next-gen system—especially one that incorporates a blending of terrestrial broadcast and IP—is obvious especially since everything “television” (more and more an amorphous term) is getting […]

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 […]

Wireless Spectrum Battles: What’s Efficient?

As the broadcast regulators of the world ponder redistributing spectrum (700 MHz band changes in Europe and efforts to reallocate spectrum by the U.S. Congress) TV broadcasters are finding themselves in a tight spot. Arguments for moving some TV broadcasters from prime real estate on the band include claims of inefficient use of existing spectrum […]