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.
Reveal Mobile, the leading mobile audience data platform for media properties, announces a partnership with Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. (Sinclair) to be their mobile audience data provider. By including Reveal Mobile in their roster of news and weather apps, Sinclair bolsters their sales effort potential by providing advertisers with target audiences across a nationwide presence of apps.
Some viewers who tune into their local CBS affiliate this Sunday may think they are seeing a familiar person return to the network’s air: Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who left CBS News in 2014 after working there more than two decades, will show up this Sunday morning in proximity to John Dickerson on “Face The Nation.”Upon closer examination, something else will be taking place. Attkisson won’t appear alongside Dickerson, nor will she banter with Charles Osgood on “CBS Sunday Morning.” She will instead be seen on 162 TV stations operated by Sinclair Broadcast Group, the nation’s largest TV station operator, as host of a new half-hour Sunday-news program, “Full Measure.” The show will be available on Sinclair-owned affiliates of ABC, NBC, Fox and the CW as well – in 38% of the country in total – in the morning block inhabited by those popular public-affairs programs.
Clears the Way for FCC Adoption
ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — The Advanced Television Systems Committee’s (ATSC) Technology Group developing the Next Generation Broadcast Transmission Standard (ATSC 3.0) has voted to approve the elevation of the entire Physical Layer to “Candidate Standard” status. The features of the approved Physical Layer include many of those developed by ONE Media and supported by other broadcasters and equipment manufacturers including notably the Pearl TV consortium of broadcast companies and the largest global television manufacturer, Samsung.
The Advanced Television Systems Committee’s Technology Group has approved a key portion of the next-generation broadcast transmission standard, which broadcasters want the FCC to figure into their post incentive auction calculations.
“This is a significant milestone in the adoption of a revolutionary advancement in broadcast technology,” stated Mark Aitken, VP for advanced technology with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a partner in ONE Media, which is helping develop the standard and announced the vote. “By voting to send all aspects of the Physical Layer to Candidate Standard, the ATSC has validated our long-held vision of an IP-based, robust, mobile, dynamic and adaptable transmission standard, allowing us to thrive in the vast ocean of the Internet. We congratulate the ATSC for remarkably quick progress in moving us forward,” he said.
SEOUL and WASHINGTON—(LG statement added 5:31 p.m. ET) Samsung and LG are among the companies that contributed technologies to the broadcast transmission scheme elevated this morning to Candidate Standard status by the Advanced Television Systems Committee for ATSC 3.0, its advanced TV distribution methodology. The “Physical Layer”—the foundation of the full ATSC 3.0 standard now in development—was announced as a Candidate Standard today.
ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer Elevated to Candidate StandardTransmission scheme expected to support 4K and mobile simultaneously September 29, 2015By Deborah D. McAdams15WASHINGTON—The Advanced Television Systems Committee announced today that the “Physical Layer” transmission system for ATSC 3.0 next-generation television broadcasting has been elevated to “Candidate Standard” status. The ATSC TG3 Technology Group approved the ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer Candidate Standard.