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Rohde and Schwarz Hosting Series of Repacking Advanced Technology Events Posted: 14/02/2017

From March 6th through March 9th, premier transmitter, test and measurement and studio equipment manufacturer, Rohde & Schwarz USA, will host a series of educational events throughout the U.S. The Repacking Advanced Technology Events (RATE) are directed at broadcasters and any technical personnel involved in transitioning a TV station to a new channel as a result of the FCC Spectrum Act. (The Act mandates that 1,200 repacked U.S. TV stations be fully operational with a new transmitter in 2019. Repacking refers to the process of reassigning broadcast TV channels to a smaller portion of the TV band to free up spectrum for wireless use.)

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AFCCE and IEEE BTS Announce Spring 2017 Scholarship Recipients Posted: 07/12/2016
The Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers (AFCCE) and the IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS) announced the award of 10 scholarships to students interested in telecommunications. Scholarship amounts ranged from $750 to $10,000. The spring 2017 scholarship recipients were:
Tags: AFCCE | IEEE BTS | Spring 2017 Scholarship recipients | Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers | scholarship | telecommunications | broadcast | winners | IEEE Broadcast Technology Society/AFCCE Jules Cohen Memorial Scholarship | Jules Cohen Mem
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IEEE BTS and AFCCE Announce Creation of Jules Cohen Memorial Scholarship Fund Posted: 23/08/2016
The IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS), in cooperation with the Association of Federal Communications Consulting Engineers Scholarship Fund, Inc. (AFCCE-SF), today announced the launch of the Jules Cohen Memorial Scholarship. Administered by the AFCCE-SF, the new program will award scholarships of up to $10,000 to promising undergraduate or graduate engineering students studying at accredited U.S. universities who are planning to pursue a career in broadcast engineering. 
Tags: IEEE BTS | AFCCE | Jules Cohen Memorial Scholarship | Entry | Education | University | broadcast career scholarship | engineering scholarship
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Qligent Applies Cloud Monitoring Platform to Changing Over-The-Air TV Landscape Posted: 05/04/2016

Qligent, a specialist in cloud-based, enterprise-level media monitoring and analysis, has a message for North America broadcasters facing repack: Be prepared to understand the impact that UHF channel sharing or moving to VHF will have on your headend distribution, signal throughput and program quality.  

Tags: Qligent | ted korte | ATSC 3.0 | spectrum repack | TV | television | broadcast | 2016 NAB Show | UHF | VHF | channel sharing | bandwidth | RF | FCC | cloud | monitoring | QoE | headend | NAB 2016 | NAB 2016
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Forscene NAB 2016 Release Solves Double-System Recording and Closed Caption Challenges Posted: 11/03/2016

Professional video editing software, Forscene is leading the editing evolution at NAB 2016 with new features aimed at solving some of todays biggest post-production challenges.  Scheduled for release to Forscene customers on the 29th of March 2016, the new functionality provides the ability to autosync multiple source material in Forscene as well as to easily satisfy current and impending U.S. closed caption regulations.

Tags: Forscene | NAB 2016 | Closed captions | autosync | FCC | double-system recording | video editing | cloud | post-production | remote workflows | captions | NAB 2016 | NAB 2016
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GatesAir Repack Summit Brings Nearly 100 Industry Experts Together Posted: 06/11/2014

GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for TV and radio broadcasters, summoned nearly 100 industry thought leaders and experts to its Mason, Ohio headquarters for the companys second Repack Summit.  The two-day event addressed the concerns and challenges of U.S. broadcasters as they prepare for a variety of uncertain scenarios and exciting new opportunities, offering well-defined, problem-solving insights and solutions for this clearly transitional period. 

Tags: GatesAir | transmission | TV | spectrum repack | over-the-air | jay adrick | rich redmond | dielectric | ERI | ONE Media | NAB | FCC | phil argyris | pamela gallant | digital television | ATSC | raycom | cordillera | andy suk | sinclair broadcast group | broadcast
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Freefly Systems add Hocus Axis1 remote focus capability to their MVI rigs and new controller Posted: 10/09/2014

Freefly Systems, known for professional next-generation camera stabilization, have added UK Hocus Products Axis1 remote focus system control capability to their new MVI Controller. This means that the Axis1 remote focus system can be used on the Freefly MVI M5, M10 and M15 rigs and controlled directly from the new Freefly MVI Controller. The Axis1 system will be on show on the Freefly stand 9.B23 at IBC2014.

Tags: Freefly | MVI | Movi | Hocus | Peter Hoare | remote focus | Freefly controller | focus puller | IBC2014 | IBC | gimbal | DOP | Vincent Laforet | Axis1 | Sam Nuttman | Hollywood | FCC certified | Jackson Woodburn | IBC 2014 | IBC 2014
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Softel Executive Briefing Explains How to Satisfy the Latest FCC CVAA Mandates for Closed Captioning of IP-Delivered Content in the United States Posted: 28/02/2012
Softel announced today that it has published a new executive briefing that helps content owners and distributors understand how they can best comply with the latest FCC Communication and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA) mandates for the provision of closed captioning of video programming delivered over the internet. 
 
The executive briefing provides a clear and concise summary of the mandates, examining their impact on each type of organization involved in the creation or distribution of programming. It identifies the critical challenges that will be encountered during implementation and provides guidance on what needs to be considered to resolve them in a way that will minimize workflow complexity, boost productivity and enhance returns on investment (ROI).
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