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Reported by Deborah D. McAdams in TVTechnology New quality rules have been approved. Here’s an excerpt from the TVTechnology article: The Federal Communications Commission unanimously has set new, improved rules for TV closed-captioning. The action resolves long-time concerns from deaf and hard of hearing communities to improve caption quality. The new rules apply to all […]

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Bunnie Riedel of American Community Television published an article in Government Video December 27, 2013 that speaks to government transparency and the role of PEG Access Channels. She illustrates some key areas where PEG Channels provide a great service to their local population and can clearly provide transparency where commercial news operations often fail us. Here’s […]

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Regardless of your video applications: cable broadcaster, video on demand user such as K-12 or video on demand user for patient education in healthcare. Cables and connectors make everything work. Mike McIntyre of Sound & Video Contractor compiled a comprehensive resource on cable and connector manufacturers that’s worth a read at Sound & Video Contractor […]

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Broadcast automation and video on demand solutions can provide a false sense of security and many think that if you have a RAID solution for your digital video server you don’t need a separate back-up. However, that’s just not the case. Hard drives fail and so can RAID cards and RAID systems so it’s never […]

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Cable broadcasters, like most organizations, must do more with less staff, which seems like it would be easy since most stations have made the switch from analog to digital and digital makes everything easier right? Not really. Broadcasters at all levels discover, when moving to digital and broadcast automation, that this move can add much more complexity […]

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Are you facing or enduring staff reductions while pressured to produce more content or add channels? If so, broadcast automation can be your best friend but it’s important to identify processes your organization performs that can be automated rather than done manually by an operator. Here are 7 areas to investigate and what you should […]

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The original purpose of Broadcast Automation Software was to automate tasks that were previously done by operators to save time and money by improving and streamlining workflow.  In the early days everything was done by hand and operators were on staff 24/7 making sure that tape decks were queued up for each program and operators […]

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  Devoncroft published a second article from their recent research. This one is Why tracking trends is important. While their article is specific to broadcasters there is no doubt the topic of trend tracking is important to every market because it’s easier to predict future occurrences from trends than from past performance. From their blog […]

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  WASHINGTON — The 102-page regulation triggering online closed-captioning has been amended with another 46 pages on device compliance deadlines, outtakes and how the descriptive words get to second-, third-, and screens to infinity and beyond. The short version from TVTechnology is: A) Jan. 1, 2014 is the manufacturing deadline by which video players must be able to process closed captioning; […]

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Devoncroft Partners conducts a global research study on the broadcast industry each year called the BBS or Big Broadcast Survey. The latest survey includes responses from over 10,000 participants in over 100 countries. Results are being published in various articles and today I found their Broadcast Industry Global Trend Index. Not sure there are any […]

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