January 22, 2021
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DTS Rule Change May Add Millions of New OTA Viewers
Broadcasters potentially stand to gain millions of NextGen TV over-the-air viewers thanks to FCC rule changes and clarifications released Jan. 19 that expand the permissible range of signal spillover from DTS (distributed transmission system) transmitters.
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In the News
NAB is ready to get to work with the 117th Congress as the organization representing TV and radio broadcasters has unveiled its main policy agenda. Headlining NAB’s Broadcasters’ Policy Agenda are issues surrounding broadcast ownership, spectrum issues, promoting diversity and the preservation of local journalism in the age of big tech.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a monumental increase in virtual event streaming, with some platforms seeing such events rise by 1000% this year. But for organizations that are new to this arena, planning the live streaming of an event can be an arduous process.
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Blackmagic Supplies Tech for Laurel Canyon Live Virtual Production
Laurel Canyon Live is building a live streaming venue and equipping it with Blackmagic Design gear, including Ultimatte 12 compositing processors, ATEM Constellation 8K live production switcher and URSA Mini Pro 4.6K G2 digital cameras, among others.
Full Story: TV Tech (1/21) 
CBS Sports is preparing to tee off its 64th consecutive year of covering PGA Tour golf, which will include a number of new elements being added to its production of tournaments.
Full Story: TV Tech (1/20) 
N1, the 24-hour Serbian TV news broadcaster, has completed a large playout system installation leveraging PlayBox Neo ‘s Channel-in-a-Box solution at its Belgrade headquarters.
Full Story: TV Tech (1/21) 
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Products
Cartoni has shared that its UV-C Boxer was recently certified by Texas-based Microchem Laboratory as being able to neutralize microorganisms, including COVID-19, in 3 minutes. Per Cartoni, this makes UV-C the first production device proven to disinfect.
Full Story: TV Tech (1/19) 
Fujifilm Debuts Two 8K Broadcast Zoom Lenses
Fujifilm has announced that it will release two new broadcast zoom lenses, the Fujinon HP66x15.2-ESM (HP66x15.2) and the Fujinon HP12x7.6ERD-S9 (HP12x7.6), which each feature optical technology to produce 8K UHD video.
Full Story: TV Tech (1/21) 
Ross Video has opted to use integrated Matrox SMPTE ST 2110 network interface controller (NIC) cards for multichannel IP video I/O workflows with its XPression real-time motion graphics engine.
Full Story: TV Tech (1/20) 
TVU Networks has launched a new service called “TVU MediaSource,” a cloud-based platform that uses TVU’s AI technology to allow users to locate and download raw news feeds in seconds.
Full Story: TV Tech (1/20) 
Densitron has announced two additions to its UReady lineup of control and monitoring products, the UReady 4RU 19-inch Rack Control and Monitoring Surface and the UReady 2RU Control Surface powered with the X86 Platform.
Full Story: TV Tech (1/19) 
Industry Roundup
Events
TV Tech Introduces the Tech Leadership Series
As the broadcast and media industry continues to evolve at a rapid pace, TV Tech is hosting a week-long series of events in March to discuss how the industry is responding to these changes. We’re calling it “The Tech Leadership Series.”
Full Story: TV Tech (1/14) 
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My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
Hank Aaron,
Major League Baseball right fielder, former record holder for career home runs
1934-2021
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