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Triveni Digital LIVE Forum Unites the Broadcast Industry Around NextGen TV

Interactive Event to Feature Keynote by ATSC President Madeleine Noland and NextGen TV Sessions by Broadcast Industry Leaders

Triveni Digital today announced that it will host Triveni Digital LIVE Forum, an interactive, virtual event to unite broadcast engineers, station management, cable operators, and anyone interested in NextGen TV on Wednesday, Nov. 3. During the online event, attendees will learn directly from ATSC experts, interact with broadcast industry colleagues, and enhance their knowledge on solutions related to the ATSC 3.0 ecosystem. 

“With the cancellation of the 2021 NAB Show, the broadcast industry is missing out on the opportunity to interact and engage,” said Ralph Bachofen, vice president of sales and marketing at Triveni Digital. “We are bridging the gap with Triveni Digital LIVE Forum, bringing together our customers, partners, and distinguished broadcast experts for meaningful conversations on NextGen TV. Triveni Digital LIVE Forum will be vastly different than mainstream virtual events; we’ll swap out pre-recorded webinars with engaging and interactive live discussions.”

The event will feature live sessions with broadcast industry stalwarts on cutting-edge NextGen TV topics: 

  • The event will kick off with a keynote from Madeleine Noland, president of the ATSC, on “The Current State of NextGen TV and 2022 Outlook.” 
  • Kerry Oslund, vice president at E.W. Scripps will share his insights on “Motown 3.0: ATSC 3.0 Automotive Use Cases.” 
  • Joshua Weiss, co-founder and CEO at ARK Multicasting, will discuss “How ARK Multicasting Leverages ATSC 3.0 on LPTV.”

Interactive by design, Triveni Digital LIVE Forum will keep attendees engaged through live fireside chats with Mark Corl, Triveni Digital’s senior vice president of emergent technology development, on NextGen TV’s interactivity standard and content distribution through state-wide public media networks. As a leader in ATSC 3.0 solutions, a key contributor to standards development, and an active participant in next-generation ATSC trials and deployments, Triveni Digital will bring its unique perspective to event discussions on the future of broadcast television.

The digital event will also include an ATSC 3.0 ecosystem partner zone featuring industry leaders Hitachi Comark, Harmonic, Heartland Video Systems, Synamedia, and Thomson Broadcast for insightful discussions on end-to-end NextGen TV workflows.

At the end of the live event, three attending broadcast station employees will be eligible to win free license of Triveni Digital’s award-winning StreamScope Verifier software. To see the full agenda and register for a free event pass to Triveni Digital LIVE Forum, visit

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3.45 GHz auction surpasses $1.5B, loses one large bidder

Bids in the 3.45 GHz auction surpassed $1.5 billion at the close of Friday’s rounds, and it appears one large bidder has dropped out.

Since starting on Tuesday there have been 11 rounds, together generating around $1.57 billion. Auction 110 is pausing for a long weekend and resuming Tuesday, October 12, with four rounds scheduled.

Sasha Javid, COO of BitPath and former Chief Data Officer and legal advisor for the FCC Incentive Auction Task Force, closely tracks results and interactive maps can be found here.


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Business Management Systems: Taking Care of Business in a Multiplatform World

The fundamental nature of TV broadcasting is changing, and the companies who make its back office systems—business management (formerly “traffic and billing”), human resources, and scheduling—are changing as well to keep up with the industry’s evolving multiplatform needs. To maximize the continuing usefulness of their products, these vendors are watching broadcast industry trends very closely.

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Scripps Closes On Purchase Of LPTV CPs In Palm Springs, Key West

Mako Communications LLC, a Texas limited liability company has closed on the sale of the construction permits for W33EP-D Key West, Fla., and K32OR-D Palm Springs, Calif., to Scripps Broadcasting Holdings.

The sale price was $70,000.

Bob Heymann of the Chicago office of Media Services Group served as the exclusive broker for the seller in this transaction.

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DigiCAP Updates DigiCaster ATSC 3.0 Broadcast Gateway

This technical achievement enables ATSC 3.0 signals to be integrated with AWS Elemental Media Services and AWS Elemental Live to help accelerate ATSC 3.0 station deployments and open up OTT program distribution opportunities.

Accelerating ATSC 3.0 Station Deployment
This new interoperability enables broadcasters to build a single cloud instance using the DigiCaster ATSC 3.0 broadcast gateway coupled with virtual encoder and transport services from AWS Elemental Media Services and AWS Elemental Live. This combination can be used to create a cloud based STL (studio to transmitter link) that could be deployed using a single instance on AWS Marketplace. Imagine being able to put an entire ATSC 3.0 station STL on the air using a single software download and typing in the IP address for the station’s transmitter exciter input. This can greatly simplify and speed ATSC 3.0 station launches.

Opening An Era Of OTT Innovation For Broadcasters
What features can ATSC 3.0 bring to this existing live streaming process? The ATSC 3.0 roadmap includes interactive and personalized distribution capabilities which are a natural fit for a streaming environment. The first requirement for these innovations to begin is enabling ATSC 3.0 signals to enter a virtualized cloud workspace. The first step has been taken! 

“We are very excited to provide broadcasters the opportunity to use a single cloud instance to accelerate the ATSC 3.0 adoption process and open the doors for ATSC 3.0 OTT innovation,” concludes Joonyoung Park, VP and Fellow at DigiCAP.

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