Advances in technology are giving local broadcasters opportunities to find better, more innovative ways to deliver the high-quality programs and services that local communities expect and deserve. The Technology department helps broadcasters stay relevant and informed in an ever-changing media landscape and supports the development of new technology.
PILOT is a coalition of innovators, educators and advocates dedicated to advancing broadcast technology and cultivating new media opportunities. It provides a platform for innovation, an engine for incubation, a venue for testing new technologies and a forum for broadcaster education. To learn more about PILOT, click here.
Advanced Television Systems Committee
The Advanced Television Systems Committee, Inc., is an international, nonprofit organization developing voluntary standards for digital television. The ATSC member organizations represent the broadcast, broadcast equipment, motion picture, consumer electronics, computer, cable, satellite and semiconductor industries. ATSC creates and fosters implementation of voluntary standards and recommended practices to advance terrestrial digital television broadcasting, and to facilitate interoperability with other media.
National Radio Systems Committee
The National Radio Systems Committee (NRSC) is jointly sponsored by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). Its purpose is to study and make recommendations for technical standards that relate to radio broadcasting and the reception of radio broadcast signals.
Emergency Alert System
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that requires broadcasters, cable television systems, wireless cable systems, satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) providers and direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service providers to provide a communications capability to the president to address the American public during a national emergency. The system also may be used by state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information such as AMBER alerts and weather information targeted to a specific area.