Some 48 million Americans suffer from some degree of hearing loss, according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. While broadcast TV captioning was invented with the deaf and hard of hearing in mind, today this service is readily available and beneficial to all.
While closed captioning began as a way for the deaf and hard of hearing to understand the audio portion of TV shows, its use has now become quite pervasive.
Captioning is interwoven into our television, and increasingly, streaming culture. Viewers expect it, and the deaf and hard of hearing depend upon it. In this blog, we’ll look at how government mandates have impacted broadcasting, both over-the-air (OTA) and over the top (OTT).
While insurance is a business known for paperwork, much of the documentation today is in the form of audio and video files. Insurance cases typically involve critical documentation like A/V recordings that can impact the bottom line for both the insurer and the insured.
Since few TV shows have the allure and draw of live major league sports, broadcasters consider it worthwhile to pay large sums of money to obtain the exclusive rights to carry major league sporting events.
Educational lectures have been moving online for many reasons. The most obvious is the Covid-19 pandemic, which forced learning out of classrooms and into the home to keep students safe. There’s also the “flipping the classroom” trend to make online lectures available to students prior to scheduled lessons, and then use class time to hone their understanding through face-to-face instruction or group activities.
Known as stations “to the left of the dial”, Non-Commercial Educational (NCE) radio stations operate on FM frequencies from 88.1MHz to 91.9MHz, which the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reserves for educational purposes.
Network Device Interface (NDI) is ushering in a cost-effective new way of networking video sources and devices over standard IP gigabit Ethernet rather than the costly, bulky Serial Digital Interface (SDI) cabling that has dominated the video industry for over 25 years. If you’re a professional broadcaster, your production facility likely already has SDI adjoining all your high- end gear.
Our Television Broadcast Engineer Patrick Mahon just returned from the summer games in Tokyo where he served as a transport signal quality control engineer at the technical operations center (TOC) at Odaiba Marine Park from July 9 to August 7, 2021. This Tokyo venue hosted various competitive sporting events, including aquatics marathon swimming, and triathlon.
Bill Bennett, the Media Solutions Account Manager at ENCO, says the company that pioneered computer-based, digital audio and program automation for radio stations and TV studios have a quartet of products that it is sharing with those who planned on attending the NAB Show.