Broadband Briefs for 02/27/09
• FCC to hold meeting on digital transition
By Brian Santo
The Federal Communications Commission will hold an open meeting on March 5 to discuss the digital transition.
The meeting will include presentations and discussion by senior agency officials, as well as industry, consumer groups and others involved in the digital television transition.
The meeting is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. in Room TW-C305, at 445 12th Street, S.W., Washington, D.C.
• Entertainment Studios selects Crawford for HD transmission
By Traci Patterson
Entertainment Studios has chosen Crawford Communications for its transmission of six high-definition (HD) TV networks, which are initially launching on Verizon's FiOS TV service.
Entertainment Studios sends HD content from its Los Angeles headquarters to Crawford's hub in Atlanta for turnkey HD origination services. From ingest and content management to playout and quality control, Crawford monitors the networks 24/7, Entertainment Studios said, and Crawford uplinks the signals to SES Americom's AMC-18 satellite via an MPEG-4 HD MCPC mux for U.S. distribution.
The networks are: Cars.tv, Pets.tv, Comedy.tv, MyDestination.tv, Es.tv and Recipe.tv.