Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference

Dissect next-generation systems and today’s pressing issues.

This renowned program is designed for broadcast engineers and technicians, media technology managers, contract engineers, broadcast equipment manufacturers, distributors, engineering consultants and R&D engineers. Technical presentations consider pressing issues facing today’s media professionals, including the ongoing transition to IT and IP-based systems. An emphasis on next-generation systems throughout the media-delivery ecosystem provides the conference with a decidedly forward-looking focus.

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Produced in Partnership with:

Society of Broadcast Engineers   IEEE Broadcast Technology Society   

Presenting Partner:

LG

Media Supporter:

Broadcast Bridge

Sponsors

April 6 - 11, 2019

Registration Access

Open to Conference Flex and Conference Flex Session 3-Pack holders.

Conference Flex Pass

Session Highlights

Building the Right Broadcast Facility for Your Business

Saturday, April 6 | 9:00 am - 10:20 am | N260 - A

BeckTV is at the leading edge of broadcast facility design. Having designed more professional television facilities than any other systems integrator, the company has a unique understanding of the current technological landscape — vendor offerings, standards development, real-world deployments, etc...

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Sat 6

Good Morning and Introduction Director’s Remarks

Saturday, April 6 | 9:00 am - 9:10 am | N262/N264

Introductory Remarks to the SBE Ennes Workshop

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Sat 6

Meeting or Exceeding the EIA-222-G Tower Grounding Standards

Saturday, April 6 | 9:00 am - 10:20 am | N260 - B

NOAA now states that a positive lightning strike from the top of a thunderhead, representing 5% of all lightning strikes, may discharge as much as 300,000 amperes and generate 1 billion volts. The EIA-222-G tower standard includes standards for tower grounding system electrical resistance, the...

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Sat 6

Protecting the Broadcasters most Valuable Asset, the FCC License

Saturday, April 6 | 9:00 am - 10:20 am | N260 - D

The FCC Station License is the broadcasters most valued asset. Without a valid FCC license, the station does not exist. The terms of the station license require compliance with the FCC rules and regulations.
To meet the compliance requirement, the FCC requires stations to designate a "Chief...

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Sat 6

Protecting the Broadcasting Plant: A Critical Look at Accepted Electrical Grounding Techniques

Saturday, April 6 | 9:00 am - 10:20 am | N260 - E

This paper explores the position that traditional grounding design, as used in the broadcasting business (and nearly all others), has not kept pace with electronic technology in common use today. Furthermore, the methodology used to create traditional grounding is overly assumption-driven,...

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Sat 6

Displays – Bigger, Better, Cheap – What is the Reality?

Saturday, April 6 | 9:30 am - 9:55 am | N262/N264

TV sets and displays are constantly changing. Joe tells us what is real, affordable with a glimpse into the direction of consumers.

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Sat 6

Artificial Intelligence in Media

Saturday, April 6 | 9:55 am - 10:15 am | N262/N264

Additional Information Coming Soon

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Sat 6

Bridging the Divide: Uniting Broadcast, Social and Digital Team Workflows in the Newsroom

Saturday, April 6 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - A

Ask any journalist whether they're a broadcast, on-line or social journalist, and they'll say "all three". Every newsroom has gone through this change, but the workflows have not kept pace. Siloed technologies mean journalists have to learn multiple solutions to do their everyday job.
What are...

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Sat 6

Managing Multiple Asset Management Systems

Saturday, April 6 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - B

Migrating to a new MAM system is a major headache for organizations with large volumes of assets who can’t afford downtime. This session will discuss how the Strangler software development pattern can slowly take over a legacy MAM system’s functions until nothing is left but the new system....

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Sat 6

Maximizing live workflows by streaming broadcast-quality video over commodity Internet networks

Saturday, April 6 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - C

With commodity internet available everywhere, we’ve witnessed an explosion in internet content delivery. But for broadcasters – who need to deliver content with the highest levels of quality and reliability, and with negligible delay – achieving both cost-effective streaming and the best-quality...

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Sat 6

Scaling Collaborations for Post Production Workflows

Saturday, April 6 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - D

Collaboration is critical to creative teams in the media industry - whether it’s a team in a post facility working together on a TV series using various tools connected through a shared infrastructure, or multiple teams in large media enterprises with common ingest, storage, asset management and...

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Sat 6

Strategies in Replacing Retiring Staff – Doing More with Less

Saturday, April 6 | 10:40 am - 11:00 am | N262/N264

Additional Information Coming Soon

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Sat 6

The Quest for Better Multiplatform Distribution and Audience Engagement Around the Live Show

Saturday, April 6 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - E

Media organizations need to efficiently control content and engage their audiences during live shows playout. It’s costly and cumbersome to control every studio device and content publishing manually. This gets worse when you segment audiences and refine the experience and format needed for each....

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Sat 6

Ensuring End-to-End Video Quality at Facebook

Saturday, April 6 | 11:25 am - 11:45 am | N262/N264

The world's largest social network is also one of the world's top distributors of video, both premium and user-generated. We offer live and OTT distribution, utilizing top-of-the-line solutions that leverage our unique datacenter infrastructure to ensure viewers receive the highest possible video...

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Sat 6

Understanding Future Data Center Design Concepts

Saturday, April 6 | 11:45 am - 12:05 pm | N262/N264

Traditionally we set up racks of equipment based on the workflow of our facilities. Should we continue in this direction – or accept the data center concept to house our racks and racks of equipment?

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Sat 6

4K8K UHDTV satellite broadcasting: advanced technologies and services in Japan

Saturday, April 6 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N260 - A

We give a technical overview of 4K8K ultra-high definition television (UHDTV) satellite broadcasting service starting from December 1st, 2018 in Japan. This is the world's first commercial broadcasting with eight 4K channels and one 8K channel provided by seven broadcasters including the Japan...

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Sat 6

ATSC 3.0 In-band Distribution Link for SFN and Gap-Filler Using Layered Division Multiplexing with Full Backward Compatibility for Next Generation Digital TV Service

Saturday, April 6 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N260 - B

The proposed paper presents an alternative approach for providing ATSC 3.0 Studio-to-Transmitter Link (STL) data delivery for SFN and Gap-Filler operation – using In-Band Backhaul to carry STL data over the air in the 6 MHz broadcast channel. The method uses LDM transmission to carry STL data...

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Sat 6

ATSC Physical Layer in Layman’s Language

Saturday, April 6 | 1:30 pm - 2:10 pm | N262/N264

1: 1:30pm-2:50pm, ATSC 3.0 for practitioners
Chair: Peter Symes, Consultant
 
 
1:30pm-2:50pm
Part 1-" ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer in Layman’s Language"      Guy Bouchard, Director, transmission systems at Télé-Québec
 

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Sat 6

Design of a High Power Seven Pole Mask Filter for ATSC3.0

Saturday, April 6 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N260 - C

This presentation presents recent innovations in the design of circular waveguide TE111 mode high-power filters for mask filtering and channel combining. The presented design meets the mask requirements for both ATSC and ATSC 3.0 without filter re-tuning. Power handling of up to 95 KW is possible...

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Sat 6

Requirements and Work Flow for creating a secure ATSC 3.0 broadcast

Saturday, April 6 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N260 - D

The next generation ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard allows for many new exciting capabilities and enhanced business models for television broadcast stations to explore. Continuing to provide consumers with a trusted source of content from a local television broadcast is of the utmost importance. There...

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Sat 6

The Revolution of Software Based Encoding for ATSC 1.0 and 3.0 DTV Systems:

Saturday, April 6 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N260 - E

The purpose of this paper is to review the benefits of software-based encoder solutions with respect to the current ATSC 1.0 DTV standard as well as the future capabilities in Next Generation Broadcast Television (NGBT) systems / ATSC 3.0. We will provide some architectural aspects of a fully...

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Sat 6

Taking Advantage of Innovations in ATSC 3 When Designing Single-frequency Networks

Saturday, April 6 | 2:10 pm - 2:50 pm | N262/N264


 

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Sat 6

5G and Broadcasting

Saturday, April 6 | 3:20 pm - 3:50 pm | N262/N264

TBD

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Sat 6

Analog Voice Pagers, time for a change?

Saturday, April 6 | 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N260 - A

Fire and EMS services across the United States still rely on analog voice paging technology to communicate emergency incident information. The infrastructure for these paging systems is typically owned, operated, and maintained by the local government or agency to ensure coverage includes as close...

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Sat 6

ATSC 3.0 Interactive AEA Enhancement Toolkit

Saturday, April 6 | 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N260 - B

The ATSC 3.0 suite of standards provides the ability to transmit additional helpful information while an emergency is in progress. The Advanced Emergency Alerting (AEA) functionality enabled by the ATSC 3.0 standard allows enhancement content to be provided to viewers during the emergency event. As...

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Sat 6

Towards mass deployment of CMAF

Saturday, April 6 | 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N260 - D

Since its inception, the CTA CMAF project and its members have made significant progress in bringing this technology closer to mass deployment. There are now finalized and published Content and Web Media API specifications, as well as operational test suites and clients capable of playing CMAF...

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Sat 6

UHD beyond the TV – Bringing the experience from a Russian stadium to an auditorium in Rio de Janeiro with UHD TV and Immersive Audio.

Saturday, April 6 | 3:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N260 - E

The FIFA World Cup is one of the most anticipated event by the Brazilian people. Reproducing the atmosphere of the stadium is a big challenge for broadcasters. In 2018, TV Globo had a proof of concept of how a new terrestrial standard can enrich its viewers at-home experiences with higher quality,...

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Sat 6

How Broadcasters May Utilize 5G Technology

Saturday, April 6 | 3:50 pm - 4:30 pm | N262/N264

TBD

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Sat 6

Welcome and BEITC Preview

Sunday, April 7 | 9:00 am - 9:10 am | N256

An overview of the 2019 Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference program.

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Sun 7

PILOT Update

Sunday, April 7 | 9:10 am - 9:25 am | N256

A report on the status of projects underway at PILOT, NAB's technology innovation initiative.

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Sun 7

Fireside Chat with Andrew Cross

Sunday, April 7 | 9:25 am - 9:45 am | N256

A conversation with Andrew Cross, President and CTO of NewTek, a Presenting Sponsor of the 2019 BEITC.

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Sun 7

BEITC Best Paper Award

Sunday, April 7 | 10:10 am - 10:15 am | N256

An annual award given to the best paper submitted to the Proceedings of the BEITC.

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Sun 7

Automated Distribution Servicing for ‘TV Everywhere’

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - A

Today, each OTT /VoD platform has a host of technical specifications, involving different formats and standards like CableLabs, IMF and DCP. Fulfilment deliverables include content in multiple formats, subtitle/dub files, images etc. which are often created by external vendors/freelancers. These...

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Sun 7

Cloud Ingest of Live Video – An open approach to RIST, SRT and retransmission protocols

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - B

Today most broadcasters are on a journey to cloud-based production and distribution, with many moving live tasks like news production and playout to the cloud. In such a transition, live ingest becomes a challenge. Getting live content from where an event happens into someone else’s data center...

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Sun 7

Components of Cloud-Based Broadcasting, from Content Creation to Delivery

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - C

What will it take to migrate your broadcast operation to the cloud? With IP now widely used to move audio and video around the facility and many of the tools needed for broadcast production already virtualized, few barriers remain for the cloud-based operation. Wheatstone’s Dominic Giambo discusses...

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Sun 7

Distributed Cloud Technology for Broadcast Systems

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - D

Cloud Technology began as a means for enabling scalable operations for transaction-type services in centralized data centers via high levels of automation. However, cloud technology itself is not constrained to that environment and can be applied in very different environments. For example, where...

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Sun 7

Future of Radio and Audio Symposium - Opening

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 10:45 am | N258

Opening Remarks for the NABA Future of Radio and Audio Symposium

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Sun 7

Intelligent cloud-based standards conversion

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260 - E

Cloud computing offers significant benefits to broadcasters in its ability to scale up processing to meet peak or unexpected demands. Most content owners experience moments where material suddenly arrives in the wrong format for the project or distribution network. Keeping a standards converter...

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Sun 7

Practical Implementation and Launch Profiles for ATSC 3.0

Sunday, April 7 | 10:40 am - 11:00 am | N256

The focus of the proposed Pearl presentation will be to discuss what has been learned so far at Phoenix Model Market Station about the issues associated with clearing spectrum for a broadcaster-supported transition to ATSC-3. More specifically, we believe we can also show a viable method that will...

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Sun 7

The Next Generation of Radio

Sunday, April 7 | 10:45 am - 12:00 pm | N258

The focus of the session will be a strategic look at the next generation of radio. Panelists will give perspective on the recommendations in a recently created NABA document titled 'The Value Proposition of Radio in a Connected World'. Discussion will include a look at the many different audio...

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Sun 7

Results of Field Tests in Cleveland of ATSC 3.0 Using Layer Division Multiplexing (LDM)

Sunday, April 7 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | N256

Layer Division Multiplexing (LDM) is an exciting new tool available in the ATSC 3.0 next gen TV standard allowing the efficient transmission of multiple services in the same channel, transmitted at different power levels. The results of field tests of ATSC 3.0 services delivered via LDM will be...

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Sun 7

Practical Model for ATSC 3.0 SFN Deployment – Lessons from Dallas Trial

Sunday, April 7 | 11:20 am - 11:40 am | N256

Much attention has been focused on the development of the industry’s first ATSC 3.0 Single Frequency Network project located in the Dallas market. Since going live, practical lessons have been extracted from the trial to serve as a model for future broadcasters looking to transition sites in...

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Sun 7

Implementation and test results for ATSC 3.0 hybrid services at “Chicago 3.0”

Sunday, April 7 | 11:40 am - 12:00 pm | N256

ATSC 3.0 native IP transport is heralded as the bridge that can connect broadcasters to the Internet and bring local channels to the viewers with the same streaming experience that they have come to expect, using a broadcaster-controlled distribution platform. ATSC 3.0 receivers with connection to...

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Sun 7

A Practical Guide to Designing and Deploying Real ST 2059/PTP systems

Sunday, April 7 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N260 - A

In the last year, ST 2110 has gone from being a Proof Of Concept (POC) in the lab to being used for many primary program signals. Every ST 2110 deployment requires a ST 2059/PTP infrastructure. With each deployment, as an industry we are learning what works well and what doesn’t. We are learning...

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Sun 7

Case-study: TV 2 Norway in a Nutshell. Building a Multisite and Multivendor Video-over-IP Broadcast Facility in 6 months

Sunday, April 7 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N260 - B

In 2017 TV2 Norway moved locations in Bergen and Oslo giving the opportunity to build an all-IP facility without having to consider legaycy infrastructure. We decided on a short installation period and hard deadline to reach the English Premier League season kick-off on the 11th of August.

The...

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Sun 7

Digital Radio Roll Out Around the World

Sunday, April 7 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N258

It’s been over 20 years since the first digital radio broadcasts aired. Digital radio offered the promise of improved audio quality, more efficient use of spectrum and a multitude of additional services, and around the world these promises are being fulfilled today by a number of different digital...

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Sun 7

Here, now, and connected – LAWO presents a case study of the world’s first multisite, SMPTE 2110-enabled. facility-wide infrastructure, and discusses the operational benefits of extending beyond the LAN into the WAN to deliver flexible, efficient remote p

Sunday, April 7 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N260 - C

On March 10, 2018, NEP Australia’s Andrews production hub produced its first live broadcast for the Fox Sports Australia A-League match between Perth Glory and the Central Coast Mariners. Underpinning this event was a state-of-the-art, all-IP infrastructure providing de-centralised connectivity...

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Sun 7

Measurement methodology and real-world compliance results for ST 2110-21 devices

Sunday, April 7 | 1:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N260 - E

As SMPTE ST 2110 compliant devices are deployed in real-world networks, their conformance to the 2110-21 traffic profiles are key. These early implementations are still perfectible, therefore a means to measure their accuracy is highly critical. Whilst the standard describes the packet pacing...

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Sun 7

Networking for ATSC 3.0

Sunday, April 7 | 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm | N256

ATSC 3.0 promises to revolutionize the television broadcast industry with integration of traditional over-the-air (OTA) signals and broadband delivered IP content. Improved video codecs will deliver higher bandwidth content such as 4K UHD over the current MPEG-2 based ATSC 1.0 standard. ATSC 3.0...

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Sun 7

Practical Aspects of ATSC 3.0 Interactive Content Deployment

Sunday, April 7 | 1:50 pm - 2:10 pm | N256

The ATSC 3.0 suite of standards includes the A/344 standard on interactive content. This standard describes a W3C-compliant environment along with a set of receiver APIs that broadcasters can use to customize the consumer’s viewing experience.

The W3C compatibility means that broadcasters can...

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Sun 7

NextGen Broadcast is OTT Over-the-Air... Converged Broadcast/Broadband Platform

Sunday, April 7 | 2:10 pm - 2:30 pm | N256

Enormous changes to 'broadcast TV of old' are underway. ATSC 3.0, when married together with OTT in today's growing and flexible application environment, brings a new platform paradigm to an industry much in need of an overhaul. The enabling tools that have been used to drive our users and viewers...

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Sun 7

The Brave New World of Application Television (Dynamic Content Replacement Techniques and Implementations for Broadcast, Broadband and Beyond)

Sunday, April 7 | 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N256

ATSC 3.0 leverages the best of Broadcast and Broadband delivery systems allowing consumers to experience live and VOD content via applications commonly used in over the top streaming services. Advanced signaling techniques offer new ways to provide a “broadcast quality” streaming experience...

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Sun 7

Connected Car/Audio on Demand/Advertising and Big Data

Sunday, April 7 | 3:20 pm - 4:35 pm | N258

US broadcasters know full well that the majority of radio listening takes place in the car. As connected cars become more pervasive, the options for listeners are increasing and include “internet radio” channels as well as on-demand audio, like podcasts, all being monitored through connectivity. On...

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Sun 7

Data-driven QUIC Protocol Optimizations for Improving Online Video Streaming Quality at Scale

Sunday, April 7 | 3:20 pm - 5:30 pm | N260 - A

Quick UDP Internet Connection (QUIC) is a new, multiplexed and secure transport protocol optimized for HTTP/2 on top of UDP, being standardized within IETF's Working Group. The QUIC architecture allows implementers to rapidly iterate and tune the protocol’s algorithms to achieve higher throughput...

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Sun 7

Optimizing mass-scale multi-screen video delivery

Sunday, April 7 | 3:20 pm - 5:30 pm | N260 - B

We discuss a combination of tools and techniques that Brightcove has developed for improving OTT delivery to devices with different decoding, rendering, and connection capabilities. These tools and techniques include:
-Dynamic packaging – on-the-fly mux...

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Sun 7

OTT Live streaming for thousands of viewers: techniques to keep your audience (and your wallet) happy.

Sunday, April 7 | 3:20 pm - 5:30 pm | N260 - C

OTT Live streaming is a challenging task. Even with the best infrastructure, there are many factors that cannot be controlled.

Luckily, most of these factors can be identified and measured. Would it be possible to mitigate their influence or, even better, use them in our own benefit?

Using...

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Sun 7

Transitioning Television Markets to Next Gen TV is a Team Sport

Sunday, April 7 | 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm | N256

NAB has been engaged with broadcasters to create an ATSC 3.0 Station Transition Guidelines Manual. The goal of the Manual is to provide relevant information and recommendations to decision makers at broadcast stations, large and small, in how a coordinated transition may be implemented from the...

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Sun 7

Why Content Creators Should Go Global

Sunday, April 7 | 3:20 pm - 5:30 pm | N260 - E

With nearly 2.38 billion people estimated to watch streamed or downloaded digital video content via any device at least once per month in 2018, it’s clear that the worldwide appetite for premium video content is growing. However, when it comes to distributing and monetizing premium video content on...

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Sun 7

No more Broadcaster Silos: Lessons on the Repack from Phases 1 and 2

Sunday, April 7 | 3:40 pm - 4:40 pm | N256

This panel will first present a case study on building the RF system at 1 World Trade Center, focusing on the Repack (Phases 1 and 2, and beyond). The transmission system at 1 WTC serves seven broadcast stations in the most densely populated area in the US.

In addition:

- The date of this...

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Sun 7

Future of Radio and Audio Symposium - Closing Remarks

Sunday, April 7 | 4:35 pm - 4:45 pm | N258

Closing Remarks for the NABA Future of Radio and Audio Symposium

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Sun 7

AI Technology is Changing the Future of Video Compression

Monday, April 8 | 10:40 am - 11:00 am | N256

Video compression for broadcast TV services started more than 20 years ago. Over time, several key improvements, such as dual-pass, statistical multiplexing, and software migration, were made to compression technology in order to boost performance. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is driving the next...

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Mon 8

Application of AI Image Classification Technology to News Gathering Support System based on Social Media Analysis

Monday, April 8 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | N256

With the growing popularity of Social Networking Services (SNS), the use of information posted on them is of increasing importance in accelerating the production of TV news programs. At Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK) we have developed a Social Media Analysis System (SMAS) that can extract...

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Mon 8

Using AI to generate high-quality slow motion videos and enhance live storytelling

Monday, April 8 | 11:20 am - 11:40 am | N256

Slow motion replays are extremely valuable as they help producers build emotion and enthusiasm around the game, creating better storytelling.

Unfortunately, not all cameras feature slow motion capabilities, and super motion cameras are limited in use due to their cost. In addition, archived...

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Mon 8

Creative Works Ontology and White Paper for the Film & TV Industry

Monday, April 8 | 11:40 am - 12:00 pm | N256

As media companies add more data sources to fuel machine learning and other future applications, the industry needs both better enterprise systems and better core data infrastructure . There is a growing need for a standard, organizing framework to capture and surface the inherent relationships...

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Mon 8

A Performance Measurement Study of the Reliable Internet Stream Transport Protocol

Monday, April 8 | 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm | N256

The speed and reliability of the Internet has made it possible for broadcasters to use the Internet as a cost-effective low-latency contribution link. Many companies have commercial products providing this functionality, and all of these products are implemented as a variation of the ARQ (Automatic...

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Mon 8

Professional Media Networking Panel

Monday, April 8 | 1:50 pm - 2:50 pm | N256

Hear from a panel of experts on implementing IP-based facilities.

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Mon 8

The Journey to Live Uncompressed IP Production Infrastructure

Monday, April 8 | 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm | N256

The speaker will discuss the path both video and audio, have taken from analogue, via PCM/SDI, to IP. Uncompressed live IP production, will be discussed from a business and technology viewpoint, is it all just hype, or does it bring business benefits? How do current IP product offerings map onto...

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Mon 8

Essential measurements and compliance evaluation in SMPTE ST 2110 based facilities using commodity of the shelf IT hardware

Monday, April 8 | 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm | N256

The move to IP with the SMPTE ST 2110 suite of standards requires careful planning and market assessment. The essential criteria for any ST 2110 based endpoint is its compliance with ST 2110-21. The paper explains the principles of Cinst and Vrx calculations for ST2110-20, as well as jitter...

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Mon 8

Wide Area Networks for both high- and low-end SMPTE ST 2110 workflows

Monday, April 8 | 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm | N256

SMPTE ST 2110 is the standard that everyone is gathering around for IP based production. And with support for both uncompressed and compressed workflows, it will be used in both high- and low-end productions. And while that means all kinds of workflows will use the same technical standard, network...

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Mon 8

Is a SMPTE ST 2110 Certification Program required by the broadcast industry?

Monday, April 8 | 4:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N256

With SDI, users could freely mix and match equipment from different vendors and have a high degree of confidence that the equipment would interoperate. Vendors using ad-hoc proprietary test plans were able to produce equipment that interoperated well. Will this be true with SMPTE ST 2110 IP-based...

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Mon 8

Evolving OTT Operations from Linear to On Demand

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:00 am - 9:20 am | N260

As operators migrate to a fully OTT-ABR content-oriented world, the seemingly endless number of programs on linear services will need to align with the migration from static live viewing to video and television everywhere consumption. This places a demand on operators to seamlessly manage linear to...

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Tue 9

LTE/5G Broadcast - Technology Insights

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:00 am - 9:20 am | N258

The deployment of LTE and widespread adoption of smartphones have opened up new opportunities in mobile communications for operators to consider. In addition, nowadays the introduction of LTE/5G Broadcast could open up a worldwide market with millions of smartphones and tablets acting as potential...

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Tue 9

5G Networks and Mobile Video Interoperability

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:20 am - 9:40 am | N258

Based on many studies, the vast majority of traffic on mobile networks will be video. This also means that 5G networks will be flooded with video services. To enable most efficient delivery and best user experience, commonly agreed frameworks for content generation and packaging, device playback...

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Tue 9

Multi-CDN: Everything you need to know to make the right switch

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:20 am - 9:40 am | N260

In an age of abundant online video services and rapidly growing competition, content owners vie for audience attention and loyalty. To engage viewers and prevent churn, QoE is key to broadcasters' strategy. Many content providers turn to the use of multiple CDNs for better ISP and regional coverage...

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Tue 9

Live-Streaming is Dead, Long Live Live-Streaming

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:40 am - 10:00 am | N260

While network engineers have long-feared the equivalent of a network apocalypse, delivering a personalized VOD stream to every screen, the reality is consumers still expect their most popular live-streams on all their home devices at the highest QoE. To reach these devices, Video Service Providers...

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Tue 9

LTE Concurrent Operations with DTV

Tuesday, April 9 | 9:40 am - 10:00 am | N258

As per the 600 MHz post-auction rules, wireless LTE networks cannot be deployed with less than 5 MHz spectral separation from on-air TV channels inside their service contours. However, DTV-LTE concurrent operations within 5 MHz guard band can potentially help both the broadcasters and wireless...

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Tue 9

Beyond Bonded Cellular; A Workflow for Broadcast Remotes via Smartphone

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:00 am - 10:20 am | N258

Bonded cellular has played an important transitional role, helping broadcasters reduce dependence on unwieldy microwave trucks by taking advantage of the proliferation of cellular networks. The next step for broadcast remotes is to fully embrace the characteristics inherent in billions of...

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Tue 9

Using Voice to Enhance the Video Experience

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:00 am - 10:20 am | N260

The power of today’s Voice Assistants are opening up opportunities to interact with the TV experience. This voice-driven channel then has the potential to make on-boarding and introduction of new apps and experiences significantly easier by establishing a near-immediate trusted relationship between...

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Tue 9

CBS ALL ACCESS – Broadcast TV Services for Mobile and Over-The-Top Devices

Tuesday, April 9 | 10:40 am - 11:00 am | N260

Many mobile TV services that have been offered via the traditional broadcast signal and transmission tower have been unsuccessful due to the high startup costs and challenging business hurdles.
After studying these unsuccessful attempts, CBS chose to develop the CBS ALL ACCESS system, which...

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Tue 9

How OTT services can match the quality of broadcast

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | N260

Recent events such as the 2018 FIFA World Cup demonstrated that live OTT experiences have some serious limitations, including low quality on TV sets and a delay of more than 30 seconds compared with broadcast services. If the industry does not solve those problems, they could halt the development...

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Tue 9

Video Storytelling as a Service: How Cloud Helps Broadcasters Streamline and Become Go-to Digital Destinations

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:20 am - 12:00 pm | N260

Broadcast leaders share how cloud-based technology can streamline newsroom workflow, quickly deliver and distribute digital content, and capture bigger audiences.

Today's media landscape demands TV broadcasters invest in a strong digital presence, extending the reach of their video content and...

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Tue 9

Enhanced interactivity, immersion and personalized audio with HOA & Objects and MPEG-H

Tuesday, April 9 | 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm | N260

Significant enhancements have been promised with respect to audio experience when using some of the new formats supported by Next Generation Audio codecs like MPEG-H and AC4. These promises are finally coming to fruition using off-the-shelf equipment like encoders from ATEME, monitoring equipment...

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Tue 9

The Use of MPEG-H Audio in Broadcast

Tuesday, April 9 | 1:50 pm - 2:10 pm | N260

In May 2017, South Korea became the first country worldwide to launch a terrestrial UHDTV broadcasting service using ATSC 3.0. It was also the first system using with the MPEG-H Audio, a Next Generation Audio codec. Today the system is in regular operation for more than one year and in the meantime...

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Tue 9

Audio Monitoring and Prevention of Hearing Disorders

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:10 pm - 2:30 pm | N260

Recent medical research consistently points to safety requirements on sound exposure at work being too liberal. Seminal studies and animal trials are summarized and compared to current OSHA and NIOSH exposure limits. Hearing disorders may remain hidden for years, yet affect the work of sound and...

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Tue 9

An Objective Guide to Audio Monitoring for Next-Gen TV

Tuesday, April 9 | 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N260

Getting multi-channel audio to sound good in the unknown and unpredictable environment of the consumer has proven to be a significant and ongoing challenge, whether the audio is actually heard in 5.1, downmixed to stereo speakers or enjoyed over headphones. Immersive audio channel configurations in...

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Tue 9

Audio over IP: Anatomy of a Full-stack Implementation in AES67/SMPTE ST 2110-30 Environments

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm | N260

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Tue 9

Using big data and workflow redesign to enhance broadcast service availability

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm | N258

Traditional monitoring techniques for the broadcast industry emphasize monitoring tools at many points along the broadcast chain and people watching video as a proxy for the viewer’s experience. In the age of big data we don’t need the proxy anymore as the data streaming back from the end-users’...

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Tue 9

Actionable Insights and the true benefits behind media platform analytics

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm | N258

The objective of any TV service provider is to better serve their audience with the content and user experience they desire. With more modern set-top boxes linked to Internet connections and the inherent return path offered by pay-OTT services, service providers now have the opportunity to collect...

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Tue 9

Commissioning AES67 in Your Plant: Key Findings

Tuesday, April 9 | 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm | N260

AES67 has clearly emerged as an important standard that will eventually find its way into every broadcast plant that includes audio. AES67 is the audio transport standard defined by SMPTE 2110-30 and is now supported by major IP audio network systems. How easy will it be for the average broadcaster...

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Tue 9

Over the Top and Through AI to Big Data’s House We Go

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm | N258

Content owners maintain very little control upon turning their product over to CDNs and OTT service providers. To complicate matters, they lack insight into the viewer’s quality-of-experience (QoE) as more and more 3rd party services become part of the end-to-end solution.
A common question is, “...

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Tue 9

µMPX: FM-Stereo Composite Connectivity Via IP

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm | N260

This presentation is a comprehensive explanation of µMPX, an innovative method where the FM-Stereo MPX signal is carried over a data link of 320KB/s. Using a newly designed codec, this connection does not yield audible artifacts, maintains precision peak control, and yields a transparent MPX signal...

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Tue 9

I Never Metadata I Didn't Like

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N258

Data continues to grow and drive much of broadcasting. An integral part is the metadata we provide and consume. It is a key to the future growth of new technology. Understanding metadata was easy until the Internet of Things (IoT) brought about a data explosion. Today’s media can be interactive and...

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Tue 9

Nova's Radio Studios of the Future - Deploying IP technologies to Maximize Redundancy and Create Automated Flexibility for Broadcast and Digital Platforms

Tuesday, April 9 | 4:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N260

Australia's NOVA Entertainment have re-imagined the traditional radio studio and deployed a world-first integrated technology stack to create the "Studios of the Future".

Nova's Programming team aims for complete flexibility, with an ability to broadcast any show from any combination of the 60+...

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Tue 9

3D LUT interpolation for HDR conversions

Wednesday, April 10 | 9:00 am - 9:20 am | N260

Many practical implementations of conversion between different high dynamic range video specifications, and any associated color gamut conversion, for both hardware and software solutions, use a look-up-table (LUT) to obtain the required bandwidth performance at a reasonably efficient and...

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Wed 10

Security: Table Stakes for Doing Business Today

Wednesday, April 10 | 9:00 am - 9:20 am | N258

File-based workflows, distributed collaboration, cloud-based production and IP replacement of coax and SDI have made content production more agile and efficient. However, these mechanisms have also significantly expanded threat surfaces available to cybercriminals.

There are a variety of adopted...

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Wed 10

Improving the Odds Against Cyber-Tsunamis and Your Enterprise Risk Posture With Cyber-Resilience

Wednesday, April 10 | 9:20 am - 9:40 am | N258

As the number of cyber-events that organizations are dealing with is now in the billions daily, C-level executives and cyber-security professionals wake up at 3:00 am wondering when they will be fired. As corporations have been under-estimating the toxicity of their risk posture by only depending...

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Wed 10

4K/8K Production Studio for UHDTV Broadcasting

Wednesday, April 10 | 9:20 am - 9:40 am | N260

In anticipation of the advent of 4K/8K broadcasting in Japan, we have developed UHDTV studios to promote the UHD contents. Regarding 4K productions, adapting to the simultaneous productions with HD programs were necessary to achieve our efficient workflows. So, we adopt 12G-SDI (SMPTE ST 2082),...

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Wed 10

A Practical Guide to Security for ST 2110 Systems and What the Standard Organizations are Doing to Help

Wednesday, April 10 | 9:40 am - 10:00 am | N258

Security is becoming an important issue for ST 2110 systems. Using ST 2110 adds new ways your systems can be attacked. For example, an attacker could disable your ST 2059/PTP infrastructure and this would cripple your ST 2110 system. Tackling the entire security issue may seem like a daunting...

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Wed 10

High-Speed Content Capture for Maximum Slow-Motion Impact – Set Free from Cables

Wednesday, April 10 | 9:40 am - 10:00 am | N260

Advances in increased visual clarity have played out before our eyes on 4k and HDR capable screens. It has been demonstrated that better pixels can translate to greater visual impact as they mimic the capabilities of the human visual system. However, it is also noticeable that in these latest...

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Wed 10

Securing NAB Gateway Data

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:00 am - 10:20 am | N258

Technuf has provided security solution for cloud-based services to house gateway-specific data. NAB Gateway devices or compatible television sets will send data to the relational database through a set of APIs. Technuf has designed and implemented the overall security of the data and NAB’s cloud...

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Wed 10

The Impact of New Production Formats and Workflows to the Camera Control

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:00 am - 10:20 am | N260

Today camera control solutions used in live broadcast productions are mainly used to adopt the cameras capabilities best to a given light situation and to achieve a certain look and style of the images. But new formats such as HDR, WCG, 4K, IP, etc. and simultaneous HDR/SDR or HD/4K operations...

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Wed 10

Demystifying Live UHD HDR Service Delivery

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:40 am - 11:00 am | N260

2018 was a prolific year for HDR commercial deployments, with major events such as the Pyeongchang Olympics and the FIFA World Cup delivered in UHD HDR across DTH, cable, IPTV, Terrestrial and OTT platforms to TVs using HDR10/PQ10 and HLG standards.
This presentation will examine all of the...

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Wed 10

The Changing Face of Pay-TV Piracy

Wednesday, April 10 | 10:40 am - 11:00 am | N258

The way pirated media content is both created and consumed has changed dramatically since the advent of IP video and OTT distribution. The same infrastructure and tools that have revolutionized video distribution and enabled an explosion of content have also been exploited by pirates for illicit...

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Wed 10

4k HDR Live Streaming 2018 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | N260

Globosat took on the challenge of supporting
a special joint venture with Samsung as an important piece of our soccer tournament
coverage.
In conjunction with the linear channel match coverage and streaming services
delivery, Globosat delivered a high-end 4K HDR stream to a dedicated SporTV 4K...

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Wed 10

Price of Piracy: The Hidden Threats Within Illicit Streaming Services

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | N258

The cost of piracy is often calculated as the theoretical loss of revenue for rightsholders. This calculation however lacks an important additional cost, which is the cost for consumers. While pirated content might be perceived as readily and freely available to the consumer, there is a price to...

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Wed 10

8K 120-Hz Real-Time Video Codec

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:20 am - 11:40 am | N260

This paper introduces the world’s first 8K 120-Hz HEVC/H.265 real-time video codec that complies with 8K broadcasting standards in Japan and presents validation results of its processing performance and image quality.
High frame-rate 8K 120-Hz videos help people to clearly express rapid motions (as...

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Wed 10

Adaptable Content Security in the Cloud using Serverless Technology

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:20 am - 11:40 am | N258

Serverless architecture, such as AWS Lambda, simplifies the code deployment and eliminates the need for system administration. While a generic technology, it is very suitable to bring adaptable security into the various stages — ingestion, transformation, and distribution — of the media content...

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Wed 10

Blockchain - An Opportunity to Refine Intellectual Property Management

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:40 am - 12:00 pm | N258

Blockchain is a relatively new IT architecture, which uses a distributed, peer-to-peer network to create a distributed ledger. It is inherently resistant to modification of the data, while allowing continual updates and growth of the records. Groupe Média TFO is using the architecture to develop a...

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Wed 10

Forward-looking content aware encoding for next generation UHD HDR WCG HFR

Wednesday, April 10 | 11:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260

This paper shows how the future challenges of video compression can be met by leveraging both expertise in optimized compression and latest advances in artificial intelligence, thus spending exactly the right amount of bits on each piece of video information. As we envision a world of life-like TV...

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Wed 10

A Wideband Slot Antenna Design for the FCC Repack and ATSC3.0

Wednesday, April 10 | 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm | N260

In the context of the FCC TV band repack, low wind-load, wideband antennas that can cover both the current channel and the post re-pack channel offer many advantages. Designing such an antenna for full UHF band performance enables antennas to be stocked and supplied “off the shelf” for rapid...

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Wed 10

Suggested Modulation Parameters for Fixed and Mobile Services

Wednesday, April 10 | 1:50 pm - 2:10 pm | N260

With the large number of modulation parameters available for ATSC 3.0, deciding on the best, or any, set for broadcast can be overwhelming. This presentation steps through some of the most important parameters.
Details of field tested parameters used for fixed and mobile reception will be shared...

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Wed 10

Feeding DTH receivers and DTT networks with a single satellite beam

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:10 pm - 2:30 pm | N260

Satellite infrastructure is heavily used for transmission of broadcast signals targeting end users’ homes directly (Direct to Home, DTH), but also for feeding terrestrial transmitter networks. Until now these two use cases were realized separately, consuming a significant proportion of valuable...

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Wed 10

The Role of Television Datacasting in Public Safety, First Responder support, and Alerting

Wednesday, April 10 | 2:30 pm - 2:50 pm | N260

Television datacasting has evolved significantly since its introduction in the 1980s, and has been shown to be a very effective tool for public safety, first responder support, and alerting. ATSC 3.0 portends even greater capabilities for datacasting with its increased transmission performance and...

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Wed 10

Delivering Low Latency Live Media Experiences through Common Media Application

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm | N260

The consumption of media via adaptive bitrate delivered content is rapidly evolving from mobile and smart device usage to a viable main screen experience. Current adaptive bitrate methods typically add a significant end-to-end latency (upwards of 30 seconds). Whilst this has little impact on on-...

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Wed 10

PILOT MP11 Lab Test Project

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:20 pm - 3:40 pm | N256

The FM band HD Radio system supports an extended hybrid service mode, MP11, that is scheduled for implementation in receivers and transmission equipment soon. Using this mode, an additional 24 kbps of data capacity become available, bringing the total data capacity of the signal to 148 kbps....

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Wed 10

Effective automation of IMF workflows through EIDR unique IDs: ITV, the DPP, and the next phase of file-based delivery for broadcast and on-line

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm | N260

The Digital Production Partnership (DPP) is a membership-based, not-for-profit company in the UK, founded by ITV, BBC, and Channel 4, which represents the whole media supply chain. The DPP has released a new technical specification for IMF (Interoperable Master Format) in broadcast applications,...

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Wed 10

HD Radio Measurements and Coverage Studies

Wednesday, April 10 | 3:40 pm - 4:00 pm | N256

This paper highlights cutting edge techniques to measure and compare the HD Radio and FM signal quality based on multiple relevant metrics. Comparison with simulations, antenna patterns and performance, allow for determining the need for power increase, adding repeaters or translators.

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Wed 10

Facility Upgrades for Full-Time All-Digital HD AM Broadcasting: A Case Study

Wednesday, April 10 | 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm | N256

WWFD (820 kHz, Frederick MD), owned by Hubbard Radio, has engaged in a cooperative effort with Xperi Corporation to become the first AM broadcast station to transmit using the HD Radio MA3 mode full-time. An evaluation of the station’s facilities revealed complications that a typical broadcaster...

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Wed 10

New Methodologies in Real-Time Data Aggregation and Management for Broadcast Presentation and Distribution

Wednesday, April 10 | 4:00 pm - 4:20 pm | N260

Live data and its management have become an integral part of the broadcast workflow. Whether it is used in a fast-moving dynamic presentation such as elections, sports or finance or used to populate and control on-air branding, effective live data aggregation and management drives efficiencies and...

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Wed 10

Spatial imaging 3D video technology for next-generation TV

Wednesday, April 10 | 4:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N260

We investigated spatial imaging three-dimensional (3D) video technology with the aim of developing a next-generation broadcasting service. This technology allows 3D videos to be viewed without the need for using special glasses. The main challenge associated with the practical application is that...

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Wed 10

Transmitter Considerations for Extended IBOC Service Modes

Wednesday, April 10 | 4:20 pm - 4:40 pm | N256

As HD Radio is gaining momentum with an increasing number of HD Radio receivers in the field, many stations that have converted to broadcasting the digital IBOC signal are continuing to build out more HD multicast side channels. Therefore, broadcasters are looking for ways of increasing IBOC...

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Wed 10

Managing the Spectrum Crunch

Thursday, April 11 | 9:00 am - 9:20 am | N258

Usable UHF spectrum for wireless production equipment is at a premium due to reallocation via FCC auctions, as well as rule changes and growing production requirements. That part of the UHF spectrum that does remain for use by wireless microphones, wireless intercom, and the like has become far...

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Thu 11

Challenges and Lessons Learned for FCC Repacking TV Stations Including Sutro Tower

Thursday, April 11 | 9:20 am - 9:40 am | N258

Part 1: Sutro Tower in San Francisco was listed in the Widelity Report as being an extremely difficult site for Repack. The difficulties include obtaining building permits, adjacent neighborhoods with very expensive housing, multiple seismic considerations, and just the difficulties rigging a...

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Thu 11

Instant audience measurement: Find the right audience at the right time

Thursday, April 11 | 9:20 am - 9:40 am | N260

Advertising systems that video service providers use today contain a rich set of capabilities designed to expand their ad sales business. While audience measurement has been a key component of creating effective ad campaigns - by replacing irrelevant ads with ads better suited to the context of the...

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Thu 11

Sharing C-Band

Thursday, April 11 | 9:40 am - 10:00 am | N258

C-band is commonly used for broadcast satellite services around the world. It allows for a wide area coverage and is also extremely resilient to severe weather conditions. Recently, there have been requests for access to C-band from mobile telecom providers who believe that spectrum sharing is...

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Thu 11

Can-not-construct, Quiet Zone, New FS User Permit, and Phase 8 to 0, Then 2

Thursday, April 11 | 10:00 am - 10:20 am | N258

What (else) could go wrong? Surviving the Repack, moving from Ch. 49 to Ch. 20, a can-not-construct waiver, and the National Radio Quiet Zone (NRQZ) by moving a main transmitter site 70 km south to the east side of the tallest nearby mountain, and modifying and adding DRT translators to the north...

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Thu 11

Perfection – Will it Ever be Possible using Automatic Speech Recognition for Captioning?

Thursday, April 11 | 10:00 am - 10:20 am | N260

In the last few years, speech recognition systems have made significant gains in accuracy however, there are still a number of challenges when it comes to achieving perfection especially in a broadcast environment. Red Bee Media will discuss the key challenges they still face when deploying ASR to...

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Thu 11

A Simplified Approach to Asset Management to Power Fast, Efficient and Collaborative Post-Production Workflows

Thursday, April 11 | 10:40 am - 11:00 am | N260

The broadcast industry’s transition to digital files has brought new challenges—from securely storing rapidly growing media libraries and making content more discoverable, to enabling content sharing across teams and implementing structured, automated content creation and distribution workflows....

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Thu 11

Off-Site Radio Infrastructure is Here: 500,000 Broadcast Hours Proves It Works

Thursday, April 11 | 10:40 am - 11:00 am | N258

Nearly all broadcast operational systems are now or can be realized with general-purpose computers.

This transition began in the late 1980’s with simple automation systems replacing cart machines. Now we’re beginning to replace individual computers with reliable, robust virtual machine platforms...

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Thu 11

Touching the void: Broadcast applications for tactile and virtual HMI

Thursday, April 11 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | N260

The global Human Machine Interface (HMI) market is forecast to grow to more than $8 billion by 2023 (Arizton Advisory...

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Thu 11

Using Mobile Broadband to Enhance the Radio Experience in the Car

Thursday, April 11 | 11:00 am - 11:20 am | N258

Hybrid radio, the combination of over-the-air and internet connectivity in radio receivers, is enhancing the radio experience for consumers and offering new and exciting opportunities for broadcasters and automakers. NAB, through its ongoing auto initiative, is working with automakers and others...

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Thu 11

Live 360º Video Delivery

Thursday, April 11 | 11:20 am - 11:40 am | N260

End users are ever seeking unique, immersive and highly personalized media experiences to augment and supplement standard broadcast and VOD offerings across multiple screens. Through capture at live events and delivery in synchronization with standard live broadcast, 360º
video represents one...

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Thu 11

You Want to Diplex 570kHz and 630kHz 4-Tower DA's. No Way!! They're on the Air.

Thursday, April 11 | 11:20 am - 11:40 am | N258

This paper will address the process of moving WMAL-AM broadcasting on 630kHz to diplex with 10kW/2.7kW DA-1 operation on the 5kW/1kW DA-2 4-tower array of WWRC operating on 570kHz in Germantown, MD. The method of audio bandwidth and pattern optimization for both stations while facilitating...

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Thu 11

Why the Cable Box Needs to Die

Thursday, April 11 | 11:40 am - 12:00 pm | N260

The set-top box was once a valuable tool in the entertainment world, giving people not only access to a wider range of content, but also allowing them to record shows, skip commercials, and rewind live TV. Today, with the arrival of streaming services such as Roku and Fire TV, what was once an...

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Thu 11

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