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(2) Ulysses 31 Restored - Episode 01 - YouTube
Via Laurence Scott in New Atlantis article, "Much of my YouTube nostalgia is explicitly, tenaciously sought. With eyes wide open, I’ve gone in search of a specific scene from the 1980s cartoon Ulysses 31, a sci-fi retelling of Homer’s Odyssey."
Sci-Fi  mythology  TV 
june 2019 by pierredv
Tell Him Something Pretty - The New Atlantis - Robert Herritt, Number 59, Summer 2019.
"... a show that so aptly dramatized the very human tendency to back-fill and rationalize, to shoot first and give answers later. In the world Milch creates, reasoning, thought, speech, and even laws and institutions are largely after-the-fact enterprises, things people come up with to make sense of others’ actions, to make their own actions intelligible, and, as in Milch’s case, to ratify situations that already obtain. Deadwood is a place where the subterranean forces that shape human affairs are close to the surface, revealing the plans, theories, customs, and laws that people impose on their predicaments as mostly incidental, their meaning a consequence of time and repetition."
TheNewAtlantis  HBO  TV  shows  narrative  human-nature 
june 2019 by pierredv
AT&T will not launch any more satellites for DirecTV, Analysys Mason Dec 2018
"AT&T will not launch any more satellites for DirecTV: is the writing on the wall for satellite TV?"

"AT&T’s acquisition was motivated by an appetite for DirecTV’s content rights (notably for National Football League (NFL) American football matches) as much as its subscriber base, but the recent announcement indicates just how quickly the US pay-TV market is evolving."

"One of the reasons why the move to OTT is so rapid in the USA is that traditional pay-TV bundles are expensive. "

"What does this mean for satellite TV providers? Analysys Mason agrees that IP-delivered TV and video services will eventually dominate the market, but it will be a long time before direct-to-home satellite services disappear entirely. "
AnalysysMason  AT&T  satellite  TV  OTT 
january 2019 by pierredv
Making the Most of your Panasonic VIERA Plasma or LED TV: BigPictureBigSound
Includes turning off motion smoothing, per Tom Cruise and Christopher McQuarrie, Dec 2018
TV  howto 
december 2018 by pierredv
TVStudy Interference Analysis Software | Federal Communications Commission
"The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) has released software, called TVStudy, which interfaces with data contained in FCC Media Bureau’s CDBS/LMS databases and is used to perform coverage and interference analyses of full service digital and Class A television stations. TVStudy software is provided for both Mac and Linux platforms with Java and C source code freely available under a BSD (Berkley Software Distribution) license. The software was initially developed for use in the broadcast television incentive auction for evaluating the coverage areas and population served for television stations in the United States. The version used for all calculations related to the incentive auction is version 1.3.2, which remains available on the OET–69 TVStudy page. Newer versions of TVStudy intended for use related to transitional issues after conclusion of the incentive auction will appear on this page."
FCC  TV  interference  propagation 
march 2016 by pierredv
DoD Increases Presence in 2 GHz TV BAS Band | Dane Ericksen, Radio magazine - Nov 2015
"Wow, sounds pretty good. What could possibly go wrong with co-channel sharing with DoD, not directly subject to FCC authority or enforcement, and using the frequencies for lethal force applications? First, as best EIBASS has been able to tell, the MoU referenced in US92 is not the 2009 SBE-DoD MoU with its strict 0.5 dB noise threshold degradation criteria, but some new MoU to be negotiated between DoD and unspecified civilian users or groups, using an unspecified process, apparently outside of the FCC rulemaking process and likely not subject to Administrative Procedure Act safeguards. Certainly EIBASS has not been contacted and invited to participate."
DoD  BAS  2GHz  TV  DSA  sharing 
december 2015 by pierredv
Reports cast doubt on expanded role for MNOs - PolicyTracker January 2015
"Plum and Farncombe completed a study in December on the possible convergence of the DTT and mobile platforms. The consultants found that an economic case for convergence cannot yet be made. They said that even though the potential benefits are substantial (such as the release of 110–175 MHz), these benefits are uncertain and come with costs that are undoubtedly high, such as the need to roll out low-power low-tower networks on single frequency networks."
PolicyTracker  DTT  TV  cellular  convergence  Plum 
january 2015 by pierredv
Managing Interference Between Television and Wireless Services |
"The FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET) seeks to supplement the record in the incentive auction proceeding by inviting comment on a methodology for predicting potential interference between broadcast television and licensed wireless services. "
TV  interference  FCC  ET-docket-14-14  GN-docket-12-268  PN  public-notice 
february 2014 by pierredv
T-Mobile 600 MHz study shows LTE can share channels with nearby TV stations - FierceWirelessTech
quote: LTE services can operate "in the presence of co-channel, over-the-air television operations in geographically nearby market areas, even in a region as densely populated as the northeastern United States when sufficient terrain and distance separation exists," said T-Mobile in an ex parte filing with the FCC.
T-Mobile  600MHz  cellular  TV  FierceWireless  interference 
december 2013 by pierredv
Editorial: Can LTE Broadcast deliver TV/mobile convergence? Oct 2013
"An academic paper by Ericsson scientists argues LTE Broadcast could be used to replace DTT transmissions to standard TVs, offering huge benefits in spectrum efficiency. Their proposal takes the example of the US and says that if cellular towers are reused to create a single frequency network “it is possible to support TV services with 84 MHz of spectrum via LTE… in contrast to the 300 MHz used by today’s ATSC TV broadcast system.” Europe is on the verge of making the 700 MHz band not just a broadcasting band but a co-primary band for broadcasting and mobile. There is a Europe-wide consultation on this subject, France and Germany have already decided to do so and the UK is consulting on the same proposal. "
broadcasting  single  frequency  networking  (SFN)  600MHz  LTE  PolicyTracker  700MHz  TV 
october 2013 by pierredv
"With Chromecast, you can easily enjoy your favorite online entertainment on your HDTV—movies, TV shows, music, and more from Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Google Play Movies and Music, and Chrome. No more huddling around small screens and tiny speakers. Chromecast automatically updates to work with a growing number of apps."
chromecast  Google  TV 
october 2013 by pierredv
TVTechnology: What You Need to Know About Adjacent Channel Interference - June 2012
"This test result is the first of many planned. f ATSC signals may prove to be practical. If so, we can realize 100 percent spectrum efficiency as ATSC signals can occupy contiguous channels if all transmitters are co-sited."
Charlie-Rhodes  noise-floor  RF-noise  TVTechnology  ACI  DTV  interference  TV  noise 
july 2013 by pierredv
Panasonic 42" Class 1080p 600Hz Plasma Smart HDTV - TC-P42S60 - Gifts - By Recipient - For Him
Panasonic  42'' Class 1080p 600Hz Plasma Smart HDTV - TC-P42S60 $499 July 2013; reco via
TV  Sears 
july 2013 by pierredv
RSPG highlights difficulties of reallocating 700 MHz band — PolicyTracker: June 2013
"Reallocating spectrum in the 694-790 MHz band for mobile services in Region 1 will be “significantly more disruptive” to terrestrial broadcasters than it is in the 800 MHz band, the EU Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) said in reports approved at its meeting earlier this month. It would mean a loss of 96 MHz from a total of 320 MHz - almost one-third of the 470-790 MHz band, said a report on a proposed spectrum coordination approach for broadcasting in the case of reallocation of the 700 MHz band. Shifting the band to wireless services would also pose problems for programme making and special events (PMSE) services and for consumers, the RSPG said in a separate report on spectrum for wireless broadband and broadcasting in the 400 MHz-6 GHz range."
cellular  RSPG  spectrum  PMSE  wireless  microphones  700MHz  reallocation  TV 
july 2013 by pierredv
Are TV white space rule-makers overlooking connected TVs? — PolicyTracker: June 2013
"Regulations for TV white spaces (TVWS) are starting to emerge in the US, Canada, the UK, Singapore and Kenya, but rule-makers are overlooking the impact of a rising penetration in connected TVs, according to Robert Horvitz, the director of the Open Spectrum Foundation." Horvitz: “Connected TVs could potentially report their location and channel tuning to a TVWS database, which means that in the near future it will be possible to guarantee protection for viewers watching specific channels.” Critique from Peter Banett, Mandercom; William Webb, Neul; Mark Waddell, BBC
Robert  Horvitz  William  Webb  Mark  Waddell  whitespace  PolicyTracker  TV  interviews 
june 2013 by pierredv
GPS and shipboard TV (DOC) - Steve Harding, The Digital Ship
"The US Coastguard has announced that shipboard terrestrial TV antennas (not satellite antennas) may interfere with GPS causing a position reading 600 feet inaccurate. This is of great concern, writes Steve Harding "
cellular  shipping  navigation  jamming  GPS  intermodulation  700MHz  TV 
april 2013 by pierredv
UK scheme to help TV viewers deal with 4G interference launches — PolicyTracker: the spectrum management newsletter
“At800, an organisation created to ensure that soon-to-be-deployed 4G mobile services in the 800 MHz band don't interfere with the UK's digital terrestrial TV signals, started operating on 15 March. . . . “DMSL is governed by an oversight board whose voting members are drawn from independent experts, broadcasting representatives, and representatives from each of the 800 MHz licensees. Ofcom, the regulator, will play a supervisory role and will not have a vote. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the government department responsible for spectrum issues, will not have a vote either.” . . . “Ofcom estimates that up to 10 per cent of the UK's digital terrestrial TV (DTT) households (2.3 million) could experience interference. The problem can usually be remedied by a plug-in filter, at800 said.”
multi-stakeholder  DTV  interference  UK  800MHz  PolicyTracker  Ofcom  TV 
march 2013 by pierredv
TVTechnology: AT&T;, FCC Discuss Potential 600 MHz Band Plan Problems
Last Tuesday representatives from AT&T; met by conference call with several top FCC officials to discuss the TV UHF broadcast band incentive auctions, as revealed in AT&T;'s ex parte notice.

Interference scenarios discussed included:

• The potential for intermodulation products generated by interactions between uplink transmission originating from 600 MHz mobile devices and television transmissions originating from frequencies within the 600 MHz uplink/downlink duplex gap.

• The potential for third-order harmonics generated by 600 MHz uplink transmissions in the frequencies currently occupied by television Channels 42 through 46.

• The potential for television transmissions to cause blocking in 600 MHz devices using nearby frequencies
television  TV  LTE  cellular  interference  x:TVTechnology 
december 2012 by pierredv
TVTechnology: Interference Between 700 MHz Cellphone Signals and DTV Signals
"interference to DTV reception in the UHF band by cellphones and their base stations as more and more of these are getting on-the-air in the 700 MHz band"
700MHz  cellular  interference  TV  x:TVTechnology 
december 2012 by pierredv
FM and TV Propagation Curves Graphs - Sections 73.333, 73.525, and 73.699 |
"The table below contains graphical implementations of the FM and TV propagation curves graphs contained in Sections 73.333 and 73.699 of the FCC's rules. We include F(50,90) digital television service graphs, although these are not in the FCC's rules. Lastly, we provide Figures 1 and 2 from Section 73.599 of the interference ratio curves from FM noncommercial educational stations to TV Channel 6 stations. "
propagation  contours  TV  regulations  FCC 
october 2012 by pierredv
US broadcasters have no property rights in spectrum, says academic research — PolicyTracker: the spectrum management newsletter
Summary of two articles by Armand Musey "The work claims the legal status of broadcasting spectrum is as clear as mud but incentive auctions are a way of sidestepping the problem."
PolicyTracker  spectrum  property-rights  FCC  TV  UHF 
october 2012 by pierredv
FCC unanimously approves incentive auction NPRM | Legislation content from Broadcast Engineering Sep 2012
"The Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously Sept. 28 in favor of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that launches the incentive auction process to clear a portion of the television band that will make way for mobile broadband use."
auctions  FCC  UHF  cellular  TV 
september 2012 by pierredv
British 4G mobile data rollout 'will mean NO TELLY for 2m homes' • The Register
"A pressure group campaigning for high-quality broadcasting has warned that 4G phone networks could knock out TV in one in ten UK homes - and by the time anyone notices it will be too late to fix.

"The Voice of the Listener & Viewer, a membership and donation-funded lobbying body, wants guarantees that once next-gen mobile broadband is eventually rolled out, everyone will still be able to receive Freeview without having to spend money on special filters."
800MHz  cellular  via:dalehatfield  TV  interference 
july 2012 by pierredv
FCC Defines DTV ‘City Grade’ Contour - May 2001 - Doug Lung in TV Technology
"How do you define DTV coverage? Since 1997 the FCC has defined it as the 41 dBu F(50/90) contour for UHF stations, 36 dBu for Channels 7-13 and 28 dBu for Channels 2-6. In a Report and Order released earlier this year, the FCC defined a "City Grade" DTV field strength contour and also set minimum signal levels for reception of broadcast DTV signals at cable headends.

This month I’ll explain the FCC’s new coverage definitions and present some tables to allow you to easily see what kind of coverage can be expected from a DTV facility."
TV  FCC  propagation  RF 
june 2012 by pierredv
Exploiting the Digital Dividend – an African approach | Analysys Mason Oct 2011
"The World Radiocommunications Conference 2012 (WRC-12), a four week marathon of spectrum policy, will be held in Geneva early next year. As African countries prepare they should be asking themselves: how will we be investing our ‘Digital Dividend’?"
cellular  digitaldividend  UHF  africa  mobile  TV  AnalysysMason 
october 2011 by pierredv
Industry leaders predict a 'White Space economy' - Cambridge Consultants
"New report by Cambridge Consultants combines expertise of leading wireless players to examine a future with White Space"
tv  whitespace  commerce  report 
august 2011 by pierredv
Tweeting with the telly on = BBC News
The long-sought after second screen for TV is, supposedly, twitter
x:bbc  twitter  socialmedia  tv 
march 2011 by pierredv
AdViews: A Digital Archive of Vintage Television Commercials
AdViews is a digital archive of thousands of vintage television commercials dating from the 1950s to the 1980s. These commercials were created or collected by the ad agency Benton & Bowles or its successor, D'Arcy Masius Benton & Bowles (DMB&B).
commercials  advertising  tv  media  culture  via:ianf 
february 2011 by pierredv
A special report on television: The lazy medium | The Economist
"There turns out to be an enormous gap between how people say they watch television and how they actually do. This gap contains clues to why television is so successful, and why so many attempts to transform it through technology have failed. " "... But a change in expectations is not quite the same as a change in behaviour. Although it is easier than ever to watch programmes at a time and on a device of one’s choosing, and people expect to be able to do so, nearly all TV is nonetheless watched live on a television set." "Efforts to improve the TV-watching experience have often gone wrong because they took people at their word. . . Because they failed to take account of the social nature of television, not one has caught on."
economist  media  tv  research 
may 2010 by pierredv
Here On The Island - by Lewis Napper - A Scholarly Critique of the Style, Symbolism and Sociopolitical Relevance of Gilligan's Island
"Great works of literature often attempt to confront us with the obvious in such a way as to call the inevitable into question. Some strive to explain through metaphor that which is too complex or too abstract to state literally. Other forms seek only to capture some moment in time so that future generations may experience and learn from what has gone before them.
All of these qualities are ambitiously gathered in Sherwood Schwartz's masterwork, "Gilligan's Island." Through a thin veil of canned laughter, unpretentious slap-stick, and inexpensive production the complete modern sociopolitical predicament is brought to the light of day."
"Gilligan, the Skipper's "little buddy", embodies every extraneous governmental agency, policy and program ever foisted on innocent people anywhere."
parody  criticism  literature  tv  via:kevinschofield  governance 
may 2010 by pierredv
21st-century rabbit ears -
Could the DTV transition reverse the decline in over-the-air TV viewing?
"In the wake of the transition to digital television, many Southern California viewers are finding they can get nearly three times as many channels as they once could with an antenna. And rather than the erratic, fuzzy reception of yesteryear, today's rabbit ears are capable of delivering a surprisingly clear high-definition picture.
Best of all, it's free"
DTV  broadcasting  tv  x:siliconvalley 
january 2010 by pierredv
TWC Gets Tough On Retrans - 2009-12-12 07:00:00 | Multichannel News
“Basically, the fight is because cable wants to set the initial retrans bar as low as possible (from which future contractual growth will compound), while News Corp. needs to capitalize on its strong broadcast ratings by having retrans revenue offset the weak advertising environment,”
broadcasting  tv  retrans 
january 2010 by pierredv
Cowboys` Locker
Stupid TV antenna installations
humor  tv  uk  wireless 
november 2008 by pierredv
Epic fail: FCC gives Tucson a "failing station" TV duopoly
"As is often the case with these decisions, the Commission establishes no time line or benchmarks by which it can be verified that all these commitments have been kept."
TV  regulation  principles 
june 2008 by pierredv
The Moment of Truth - Fox Television - Review - New York Times
people on polygraph are asked embarassing questions, for money
culture  TV 
january 2008 by pierredv
F(50,50), F(50,10), F(50,90) FM and TV Propagation Curves Graphs; Section 73.599 FM to TV Channel 6 Interference Ratio Graphs -- Audio Division (FCC) USA
graphs of F(,) propagation curves for different channels, plotting field strength above threshold against transmit antenna height for various distances from the transmitter
fcc  wireless  tv  dtv 
january 2008 by pierredv
Mobile television | Screen test |
Lessons from South Korea's experiment with mobile TV
Describes how only Samsung has done well out of it, and why it won't work elsewhere necessarily because of massive government intervention to make it work
TV  policy  technology  via:Economist 
september 2007 by pierredv
2005 CFR Title 47, Volume 4, Part 74
wireless  policy  FCC  TV 
july 2007 by pierredv
Joost Network Architecture - Communications: Real-world P2P:
link to presentation by Colm MacCarthaigh, Network Architect at Joost, on how Joost works
video  media  TV 
may 2007 by pierredv

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