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“The FCC just ended a decades-old rule designed to keep TV and radio under local control” – by Brian Fung

Posted on October 25th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

“Streaming Service Use Now More Common Than Cable Subscriptions” (via eMarketer)

Posted on June 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

“As Overall TV Revenue Declines, Cable, Internet Video to Show Gains” (via Multichannel)

Posted on June 9th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

2017 AHECTA Conference Keynote Speaker

Posted on May 10th, 2017 in Uncategorized | No Comments

AHECTA is pleased and proud to officially announce our 2017 Conference Keynote speaker: Tom Marentette, of University of Notre Dame! Learn more about Tom and his Keynote – “Making Waves – Technology and Education at the Crossroads”. Be sure to join us in Clearwater for this enlightening talk, and more!

“Live Streaming On Campus 2015 Benchmark Report”

Posted on February 9th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

No upcoming events at this time

Posted on September 4th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

No upcoming events at this time

New AHECTA Board of Directors

Posted on August 5th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Congratulations to the newest members of the AHECTA Board of Directors!
Click here for a complete listing of the 2015-16 Board.

Gizmodo: The Origin of Color Bars on TV, and Other Standard Test Files

Posted on March 27th, 2015 in Uncategorized | No Comments

The Origin of Color Bars on TV, and Other Standard Test Files

Check out the 2014 Student Production Award Winners!

Posted on July 7th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

We are proud to announce the winners of the

2014 AHECTA Student Production Awards!

 

AHECTA appreciates all the 2014 participants for their awesome creativity making our awards program extra special!

 

AHECTA SPA First Prize for Documentary, Lifestyles Show, or PSA

“Full Disclosure”
by Alexandra Regaldo
UCLA

AHECTA SPA First Prize for News or Sports Show

“Getting Tased”
by Emil Hellerud
Georgia College

AHECTA SPA First Prize for Original Short Film or Music Video

“Small Talk”
by Ryan Elkins (a 2x SPA winner!)
UCLA

AHECTA SPA Grand Prize

“Tides”
by Amelia Brunatowski
Bellevue College

 

Congratulations to our winners, and to all of our participating institutions –

  • Bellevue College
  • Bob Jones University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Elon University
  • Georgia College State University
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • Purdue University
  • Syracuse University
  • UCLA
  • William Paterson University
  •  

    Will your institution be in this list next year?

    Coming up next:
    If you would like to join the 2015 SPA Team, become a sponsor, or just want to learn more, contact Mayumi Hirtzel at hirtzel@isc.upenn.edu.

    AHECTA Cable News Round-Up

    Posted on May 19th, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

    We know we are all busy and it’s hard to keep up with the news and trends in the industry. As a benefit of your continued membership in 2014 we will be providing quarterly updates of the major items that are affecting the cable industry to help you keep up to date. We encourage you to discuss these items on our mailing list and let us know if there are any items we missed over the last few months.
    It is finally Spring, and the semester is starting to wind down. Don’t forget to check out the information about our upcoming conference in Denver this year. We have some great sessions lined up along with some free training from BT.

    Prepare for the Cloud DVR
    Comcast along with a few other companies have been toying with the idea of a Cloud DVR service (http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/Comcast-Makes-Cloud-DVR-Expansion-Official-128364, http://www.multichannel.com/news/technology/cablevisions-cloud-dvr-can-now-record-15-shows-once/373699). What this offers the providers is to deploy less expensive STBs, yet still have the functionality of a DVR (think – video on demand for all channels, all the time). The idea caused a lot of lawsuits at first which scared the industry but the industry will only advance with cheaper, dumber boxes out at the edge.
    Watch out, Virtual MVPDs are on the horizon
    As if you didn’t have enough to worry about, we are starting to see some “Virtual MVPDs” looking to lure students and young professionals (http://www.multichannel.com/news/interactive-tv/webtuner-makes-its-virtual-mvpd-pitch/373639) A virtual MVPD is a company that can provide full cable service (including live TV, sports, etc.) in a pay model over the internet. Since bandwidth is becoming less and less of an issue for end users, these types of companies can essentially allow people to subscribe to “cable” from anywhere, regardless of who their local providers are. Expect to see your students to subscribe to these services in addition to Hulu, Netflix and everything else to either supplement or replace your cable service. (http://www.multichannel.com/news/news-articles/clearleap-istreamplanet-jump-live-streaming-deal/373599). And speaking of Virtual TV, a company called Aereo has been in legal battles for the last year attempting to re-broadcast OTA signals over the internet – you should check out what is happening on that front (http://www.fiercecable.com/story/aca-goes-bat-aereo-supreme-court-filing/2014-04-01)
    More ways to consume your OTT
    Recently, Amazon threw their hat in the ring to serve up content right to the consumer (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CX5P8FC/ref=amb_link_411099942_2?ie=UTF8&nav_sdd=aps&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=gateway-takeover&pf_rd_r=0E7REVJD0BXNXA1VDTTR&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1773330782&pf_rd_i=507846).  Amazon’s set top box enters the space already occupied by Apple, Google, Roku, and many, many others. And all this as Netflix announced that they will begin streaming content in 4K (http://www.multichannel.com/news/tv-apps/netflix-starts-stream-4k/373677), which at the moment is inclusive of their own programming like House of Cards, but expect that to ramp up quickly. Oh, and don’t mind the 18MB/s – 22MB/s streaming requirement ☺. But it does look like Disney and other major content producers aren’t set on 4K just yet — http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/128115