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Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark and GAIAN Solutions Announce Partnership Agreement for Cloud-based  ATSC 3.0 Interactive and Datacasting Services

Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark and GAIAN Solutions Announce Partnership Agreement for Cloud-based ATSC 3.0 Interactive and Datacasting Services

SOUTHWICK, MA, October 14, 2019 – Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark LLC (hereinafter “COMARK”), a manufacturer and supplier of DTV transmitters, encoding systems, and associated field services for over 45 years, has signed a partnership agreement with GAIAN Solutions.  This agreement appoints COMARK as an authorized reseller, integrator, and service provider of GAIAN’s suite of software and cloud-based solutions for NextGenTV deployments.  COMARK will be focusing on the North American broadcast DTV market for its NextGenTV solutions.
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South Korea Introduces The World’s First ATSC 3.0 Emergency Alert Service

South Korea Introduces The World’s First ATSC 3.0 Emergency Alert Service

The opening ceremony of Korea’s 2019 Broadcast Industry Promotion Week included a launch ceremony for an ATSC 3.0 emergency alert system. At the ceremony, The Korean Ministry of Information and Communication announced the launch of a UHD Emergency Alert Service for delivering disaster response information for earthquakes, heavy rains, and fires. The Ministry predicts the new system will be able to deliver information more quickly using a terrestrial UHD broadcast network.
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Bullish on broadcast

Bullish on broadcast

Having been around broadcasting his whole adult life, NABA’s Michael McEwen has a strong view on how the second generations of digital radio and television broadcasting might find a home in the ‘all things possible’ digital environment. “You have to be engaged to keep going,” says Michael McEwen, director general of the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), who started his career with the CBC in 1970.
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ATSC 3.0: New Test Gear, New Procedures

ATSC 3.0: New Test Gear, New Procedures

ALEXANDRIA, VA.—Now that broadcasters soon plan to deploy ATSC 3.0, there needs to be test equipment and procedures to ensure accurate transmission. Manufacturers are working to develop gear that will measure the new parameters that are important to maintaining a clear ATSC 3.0 signal.
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Sony Gives LA-Bases PBS Affiliate Strong Production Backbone for All-UHD Studio

Sony Gives LA-Bases PBS Affiliate Strong Production Backbone for All-UHD Studio

KLCS-TV, a PBS affiliate in Los Angeles, recently finished an entire studio facility 4K upgrade, replacing every piece of equipment with new 4K/UHD-capable technology. With 4K/UHD becoming the prevalent production format for the foreseeable future, the station opted to create a completely UHD environment. This comprehensive studio upgrade would not only improve the look of the station’s vast amount of original programming and streamline facility operations but it would also increase revenue since studio rentals are an additional source of income for KLCS.
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LPTVs Wait For Repack Funds, Eye ATSC 3.0

LPTVs Wait For Repack Funds, Eye ATSC 3.0

ALEXANDRIA, VA.—Money is on the minds of America’s low-power TV station owners these days. With the FCC announcing last month that it is now taking applications for repack reimbursement funds from the TV Broadcasters TV Relocation fund, LPTVs who have paid heavily to switch frequencies under the FCC’s spectrum repack are anxiously awaiting the check in the mail. These LPTVs and others are also looking to ATSC 3.0 and the opportunities it might bring to their broadcast sector—and some believe that these opportunities are huge.
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Airwavz.tv™ released TvXplorer™  a comprehensive broadcast TV analysis and playback application for ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV

Airwavz.tv™ released TvXplorer™ a comprehensive broadcast TV analysis and playback application for ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV

SEATTLE, WA., August 8, 2019 /For Immediate Release/ -- Airwavz.tv™, the world's leading mobile NextGen TV solutions company, today released TvXplorer™  a comprehensive broadcast TV analysis and playback application for ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV.  Designed for TV professionals in the field as well as the lab, TV station Owners & Operators and executives, TvXplorer is built for (and works exclusively with) Airwavz.tv™ RedZone Receiver™.
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