January 2016
Why Repacking Spectrum is an Old Fashioned Job
The upcoming U.S. spectrum auction in the UHF TV band could result in as many as 800 to 1,200 broadcasters trying to move to new channel assignments at the same time. This will undoubtedly cause significant congestion as they compete for resources.  Learn how DTC's recent study showcases why the process of repacking the spectrum is still an old fashioned and complicated job.
TV Everywhere: Going Nowhere?
Almost every month, pay TV providers and content owners around the world launch or expand their TV Everywhere (TVE) efforts with near metronomic regularity. In recent months, Discovery Communications launched its own app/channel, ESPN rolled out a TV Everywhere app for Latin America, and Russia's MTS revealed its TVE service for mobile devices and PCs. Yet, the majority of pay TV households don't even know TVE exists. Find out why there seems to be a lack of urgency among pay TV providers to promote TVE. 
Will UHDs Evolve into Two-Piece Systems?  
UHD TVs are getting as computerly complex as your home PC, but while home PCs are trending toward single all-in-one, integrated monitor configurations, TVs may be slowly moving in the opposite direction. Learn how modular two-piece UHDs are full of advantages for both consumers and TV makers.
DTC Conducts Extensive Study on TV Spectrum Repack
DTC conducted an extensive repack transition study, laying out a blueprint for what it will take for hundreds of broadcasters to move to new channel assignments. DTC's research concludes it may take up to 11 years and cost $2-3 billion. The U.S. terrestrial TV industry is embarking on a complicated and expensive transition as many broadcasters will move to new channel assignments after the TV spectrum auction is complete .

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