GatesAir’s thought leadership in over-the-air broadcast will be on full demonstration at the 2017 NAB Show next week. We invite our customers and peers to join us in any or all of these compelling panels and presentations on today’s most important topics in TV and Radio.
Monday, April 17, 2017
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
The grand majority of U.S. television stations -- and more than a few FM radio stations -- are following the FCC's 600MHz incentive auction very, very closely. Currently in progress, the auction's purpose is to help reallocate a large portion of the UHF spectrum from TV broadcast use toward mobile data use.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
TV and Radio transmitters are often subject to harsh operating conditions. Although GatesAir transmitters are designed to withstand AC power line surges induced by lightning, or other sources, there can be occasions where the built-in protection is just not enough. With the Summer lightning season already upon us, now would be an excellent time to evaluate your transmitter protection.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
At the 2016 NAB Show, GatesAir continues its legacy of presenting educational thought leadership papers on trends and developments connected to over-the-air TV and radio broadcasting. It is just one of many ways that GatesAir Connects What’s Next for broadcasters worldwide.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
In the first three parts of our 4-part series, we looked at how spectrum repacking and the Incentive Auction will likely impact the broadcast industry, including estimating construction costs and timelines for new transmitters and tower site equipment. This process was introduced in the FCC’s latestReport Order issued June 2, 2014.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In the first two parts of our 4-part series, we looked at how spectrum repacking and the Incentive Auction will impact the broadcast industry, including tower and transmitter sites. This process was introduced in the FCC’s latest Report & Order issued June 2, 2014. In part 3 of our blog series, we’ll discuss how to estimate the costs and time involved with moving to a new DTV channel assignment.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
n Part 1 of our 4-part series, we provided an overview of the spectrum repacking and Incentive Auction process, which was introduced in the FCC’s latest Report & Order, issued June 2, 2014. In Part 2, we’ll look at the impact it will have on the transmission tower sites of stations that are required to move to a new channel assignment.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The broadcast television industry is facing yet another major transition: the reverse auction of television channel assignments followed by the repacking of spectrum in the 600MHz band to make room for mobile wireless services. In this 4-part series—the first of many we’re planning on this and related topics—we will give an overview of this transformative event that is set to begin with an Incentive Auction—to be conducted by the FCC—slated for mid-to-late 2015.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Just when you think you understand your world, it gets sideswiped by something you didn’t see coming. This is true of the impending collision – or convergence – of the telecom and broadcast industries.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Total Cost of Ownership – TCO. You see it used everywhere these days: when shopping for a new car, investing in an IT system, assessing manufacturing equipment and even the deployment of lap top computers for business – and it’s now the latest buzz word for the transmission industry. But what does it really mean for broadcasters? Is it just the efficiency of the power amplifier? Cranking up that number is easy, if you don’t mind narrowing the bandwidth or sacrificing error correction. But I think that the key word is “total”, so let’s take a look at the myriad of factors that make up TCO in a transmission system.