November 2017

Thanksgiving is…

Dear friends, Thanksgiving is a time for family and friends to gather together. It may no longer be the start of the holiday season… that honor seems to fall around Halloween these days. So, it’s…




Is closed captioning obsolete?

It’s been with you most (or all) of your life. You may not have realized it but closed captioning began all the way back in 1972. It became mandatory along with the Americans with Disabilities Act…



DIRECTV “H50” receiver on the horizon?

This rumor pops up now and again… someone on a user forum says that there’s a new DIRECTV receiver coming to replace the venerable H24 and H25. The H24 debuted in 2009 and is DIRECTV’s only…


BREAKING: DISH Blacks out CBS Affiliates

It’s really happening. DISH has blacked out 28 local CBS and CW affiliates in a very impactful fee fight. This isn’t the first time DISH and CBS have duked it out, but the last time it…




Phoenix gets hot for ATSC 3.0

Has it already begun? According to Cord Cutters News, Phoenix, Arizona will be the first city in the US to start pilot broadcasts using the ATSC 3.0 next-generation broadcast standard. Ten stations in that market will begin simulcasts using the…