Author Archives: Tore Nordahl

Private MESH Video Network

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The 4K-UHD 2015 Report

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ProHD 2013 Report

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ProHD 2012 White Paper

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The FCC Spectrum Grab . . . TV Stations to share what proceeds? Will there be an Auction in 2012?

What’s the current Auction Value of the TV Broadcast 600MHz Band? Comparing recent spectrum transfers with the 2008 FCC 700MHz auction and prior transactions. Nearly two years ago (March 2010), the FCC released its National Broadband Plan announcing “the 600 … Continue reading

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Mobile Television Everywhere . . . Broadcast Mobile DTV vs. 4G Wireless TV

(Is local content, news, weather, traffic the Mobile DTV advantage?) Mobile Television competition is brewing, between local TV broadcasters starting to deliver Mobile DTV as a part of their ATSC OTA transmission and the 4G wireless providers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile … Continue reading

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To Multicast or not to Multicast … is that the (TV News) Question?  (Or guess which DMA offers 100 TV Channels OTA?)

DTV Multicast is the inclusion of one or more TV sub-channels in the ATSC Over-the-Air (OTA) 6MHz channel transmission bandwidth, in addition to the main DTV channel which generally is HD quality in 720p60 or in 1080i60. The Big 4 … Continue reading

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500+ TV Stations will be broadcasting Local News in HD by end 2011

The headlines in the TV station business so far in 2011 were in a large measure dealing with a coast-to-coast expansion of local newscasts and the transition to HD news and live HD ENG, driven by TV stations in smaller … Continue reading

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The Survival of the Fittest (of TV Stations) in a Smart TV world … Local HD News & IPTV

By 2015, TV Everywhere, OTT TV and Smart TVs will be all over, in connected homes and on-the-road through wireless broadband. But local audiences still need local HD newscasts, delivered by streaming simulcasts in addition to traditional OTA and MVPDs. … Continue reading

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The New Dynamics of Retransmission Fees? . . . HD News is future Existence Insurance

Retransmission fees are forecast to rapidly grow from $1.4 billion in 2011 to an estimated $3.6 billion in 2017, with full service HD News/ENG TV stations poised to getting the lion’s share. The FCC rules that regulate retransmission agreements were … Continue reading

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