NTD TV Upgrades PlayBox

by Tom Allen

Chinese language news broadcaster New Tang Dynasty TV (NTD TV), based in NYC, has upgraded its playout system with Playbox. The broadcaster was using Playbox’s Airbox system at its Houston channel, and has upgraded …

Tags:Back Panel| Broadcasters| Large Display Monitor| USA| Vol 23 - Issue 27

RTBf Goes 100% Eizo

by Tom Allen

Belgium’s national broadcaster for the French-speaking community, RTBf, uses several Eizo touch screens in its studios. New screens were installed recently in a round of modernisation. Eizo’s 17″ Flexscan T1781, combined with the 23″ …

Tags:Back Panel| Belgium| Broadcasters| Eizo| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 28

Hoffman: We Must Solve Content/Vendor Disconnect

by Tom Allen

The EBU’s Hans Hoffman has warned electronics makers about the ‘dangers’ of moving too fast with UltraHD TVs. During a presentation at the TVBEurope 2020 conference, in London, Hoffman said that makers’ short-term goals …

Tags:Broadcasters| EBU| HDR - High Dynamic Range| HFR - High Frame Rate| Large Display Monitor| Movies & Content| UltraHD| Vol 22 - Issue 28| Wide Colour Gamut (WCG)

German Companies Co-operate for T2 Rollout

by Tom Allen

Several German companies have organised a joint initiative for the introduction of the DVB-T2 platform in the country. Public broadcasters ARD and ZDF, with commercial broadcasters RTL and ProSieben Sat.1, industry association VPRT and …

Tags:Broadcasters| DVB-T & T2| Germany| Large Display Monitor| Vol 22 - Issue 24

The Industry Must ‘CollaborVate’

by Tom Allen

The final panel of the day had the much-mocked title ‘CollaborVation’ – even the panelists didn’t seem to know what it was really about! The chair was Nigel Walley (MD of Decipher), and the …

Tags:Broadcast Market| Broadcasters| DTG| DTG Summit 2015| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Standards| Terrestrial (DTT)| UltraHD (4KTV)| User-generated Content| Vol 22 - Issue 20

FCC Delays ASO in USA – For Some

by Tom Allen

Low-power TV (LPTV) stations in the USA have been let off the hook in regard to the digital transition – for a while, at least. The FCC has said that it wants to limit …

Tags:ASO (Analogue Switch Off)| Broadcasters| Large Display Monitor| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 18

Berlin Prepares for SMPTE Forum

by Tom Allen

The SMPTE Forum will take place on 7th and 8th May in Berlin, Germany. The title of this year’s event is ‘Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age: A European Perspective’. Register at

Tags:Back Panel| Broadcasters| Europe| Events| Germany| Large Display Monitor| SMPTE| Vol 22 - Issue 17

V-Nova’s Perseus Lowers UltraHD Bandwidth Requirements

by Tom Allen

A UK company called V-Nova claims to have developed a new compression technology offering between two- and three-times bitrate savings in video streaming, compared to codecs such as H.264, HEVC and JPEG2000. ‘Perseus’ has …

Tags:broadband| Broadcast| Broadcasters| Broadcom| Codecs| EBU| HEVC (H.265)| Hitachi| Intel| JPEG2000| Large Display Monitor| Mobile Display Monitor| Sky| Vol 22 - Issue 14

NAB Says Congress Funds Insufficient for Spectrum Switch

by Tom Allen

The National Association of Broadcasters has said that there may be insufficient funds to switch US broadcasters to new frequencies. Congress allocated $1.75 billion for the change, but the NAB estimates that the move …

Tags:Broadcasters| Large Display Monitor| Spectrum Allocation| USA| Vol 22 - Issue 14

What I Learned About TV in the Last Two Weeks

by Helen Vince

TV – Over the last two weeks several conferences and exhibitions in New York were dedicated to the TV industry in the USA. This includes the whole spectrum from content creation and producers to broadcasters, …

Tags:Broadcasters| Cable| Vol 21 - Issue 47