In the evolving conversation about the “Internet of Things” — the growth of networked everyday objects and the data they generate — analysts tend to focus on business opportunity, or the security risks, or the potential for making our cities smarter.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group on Wednesday introduced a news segment called Connect to Congress, a multimedia initiative that lets members of Congress in Sinclair news markets communicate with their constituents on a regular basis.
Combining broadcast, Internet and social media technologies, Connect to Congress offers Sinclair’s local market viewers “new ways to get answers to questions about what matters most to them at home,” according to the company.
Source: Sinclair Brings Local Newscasts To Congress | TVNewsCheck.com
When one of us (Roberson) used to live in Wheaton, Ill., his car’s FM radio would blare static every time he drove near a pole-mounted electrical transformer. Now, when he’s near a particular intersection in Chicago and an elevated train passes by, his mobile phone call gets dropped. The same thing happened to him in a rapid transit station in Washington, D.C., during a conference call with the other two authors of this article. One of them (Matheson) has had to train himself to wait until the commercials begin before turning on his electric toothbrush, because it always breaks up the picture and sound of the TV set in his bedroom.
Source: Electronic Noise Is Drowning Out the Internet of Things – IEEE Spectrum
Samsung, Pearl TV and Sinclair Broadcast Group are collaborating on how to deploy the next-generation broadcast standard and what to do with it. The three have agreed to a Memo of Understanding “collaboratively to support the development and the implementation” of ATSC 3.0.
via TVTechnology: Samsung, Pearl and Sinclair Gear Up for ATSC 3.0 Dry Runs.
The Pearl group of nine major station groups and Sinclair have agreed to work with the consumer electronics giant over the next 18 months to develop and test new features and services that will support broadcasters’ evolving business models for the next-generation broadcast TV standard.
via Broadcasters, Samsung Ink ATSC 3.0 Pact | TVNewsCheck.com.
The march toward ATSC 3.0 gaining widespread application took a big step forward as the set-maker Samsung Electronics America has agreed to work with Pearl TV, a consortium of nine major station groups, and Sinclair Broadcast Group “to support the development and implementation of the ATSC 3.0 standard.”
via Samsung Moves Forward on ATSC 3.0 With Pearl TV, Sinclair | Broadcasting & Cable.
A billion dollars or more in royalties may be at stake when a new standard like ATSC 3.0 is developed that ultimately could lead to the sale of hundreds of millions of new televisions.
ATSC logoSo it should not be a surprise that companies have a substantial financial interest in seeing their own pieces of intellectual property written into the next-generation television standard.
What may come as a shock is that a company with a technical proposal under consideration would recognize the value of an element buried inside a competing proposal, advocate for its use and abandon what it initially proposed.
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