For 25 seconds in 1987, in the middle of WGN-TV anchor Dan Roan’s sportscast, thousands of Chicagoans’ feeds were replaced with a low analog whine and the eery image of a masked man nodding over and over as if in a state of mania. “If you’re wondering what’s happened, so am I,” Roan said to his audience once WGN…
If you're watching the X Games on ESPN this weekend you'll get to see the new GoPro POV system in action. I'm at the Games now and got a peek at the hardware, and it's clear that while it's early days yet, this represents a gigantic leap forward in live sports broadcasting.
Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a block of animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of…
We've been testing a handful of indoor digital TV antennas over the past few weeks. So far, they're all complete disappointments. (You know it's a bad sign when you're going back to the ol' rabbit ears.)
Because showing highlights of the Olympics can be quite the political mess of air rights and restrictions and licensing and sponsors and other BS like that, ABC News in Australia decided to circumvent the issue by re-creating the women's 100m hurdles finals with Lego. It's awesome.
Make this a lesson in how to drum up some much-needed interest in a should-be-obsolete phone: ensure your Chinese live-stream announcement gets hacked with a snippet of porn. Works a charm! UPDATED
You have a hard time remembering an age when you didn't DVR shows to watch later. But that's never been true for the majority of Americans—until now. The time-shifters are taking over. And it's wonderful.
Having dabbled with 3D broadcasts during the World Cup, Sky will be rolling out the extra-dimensional service from October 1st across the whole of Europe. All customers need is a 3DTV and Sky+HD service. Full details below in their press release:
The NAB has been battling white spaces networks for years, but the technology that repurposes unused TV spectrum as a Wi-Fi signal is finally getting a trial period in Claudville, Virginia.
3D TV hardware still has a ways to go, but Panasonic's vision is starting to congeal: It will require glasses, and—at least for some content—it will be awesome. But wait, quick question! What will we watch?
We'll laugh at this headline in the not so distant future, but for the first time, buying a 30-second ad during a Fox broadcast of The Simpsons costs less than buying the same ad on Hulu.
Sure, the Casio EX-F1 shoots great slow-mo footage for a consumer camera. But it can't touch the footage that the SprintCam V3 HD pumps out. Good lord.
More on the proposed delay of the digital TV switchover: Obama's transition team co-chair sent a letter to Congress supporting WV Sen. Jay Rockefeller's proposal to push the transition to June 12. This is dumb.
If you upgraded to HDTV over the holidays, you should consider dumping cable for totally free broadcast HD. AntennaWeb will show you which antennas pick up the most channels at your address.
Developers in the Flixwagon lab created the first-ever mobile client that can broadcast live high-quality video from unlocked iPhones to the web. The company wanted to experiment with ways to broadcast live video from the iPhone until the official SDK supports video. Flixwagon plans to continue working with the iPhone…
Dish Networks, sat TV provider, has won a block of the 700MHz band in the FCC's recent auction. Given Dish's primary business is television from the heavens, one has to wonder what they're up to. At first, I thought internet, as DirecTV has. But the analysts say that the tiny corner of the band that Dish bought is…