Hoosier Broadcasters Get a Glimpse of TV’s Future

Broadcasters from Indiana made a short drive over to Columbus, OH last week for the ATSC 3.0 Midwest TV Summit.  The IBA event in coordination with broadcasters associations in Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin, included a speech from FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly.

The two-day event focused on the deployment, capabilities and revenue opportunities of Next-Gen TV.  Attendees also got to see the history of television during a reception at the Early Television Museum.

“I hope you can see the Commission’s commitment to allowing broadcasters the opportunity to move to the new broadcast standard and bring new functionality to consumers,” said O’Rielly.

“You should know that I have the highest regard for television and radio broadcasting.  As I have previously said about broadcasters: no one is better at providing critical information in times of need; no one is better at keeping communities safe when bad weather approaches; no one is better at uniting a community when circumstances require; no one is better at providing soothing distractions when life’s toughest moments reach their zenith; and no one is better at fundraising when communities need assistance. ”

See a full gallery of the Summit at the IBA Facebook page here.


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