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Why You Can’t Watch ‘It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown’ On ABC This Year

For kids (and even older fans of the cartoon classic), it may seem like the TV equivalent of getting rocks instead of treats in your Halloween bag. This year, the trick-or-treat classic It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown won’t air on broadcast. Instead, it will stream on AppleTV+, first available only to subscribers and then opening up …

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Drone Measurements for TV Antenna Performance: A New Service

One of the nation’s leading antenna manufacturers, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, has launched a new engineering service that enables drone operators to fully and accurately characterize Antenna azimuth and elevation performance without special waivers from the FAA. The service, from Maine-based Dielectric, has been successfully beta-tested and is now “in production” at several broadcast tower …

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Local broadcast: The underdog of the streaming wars

It’s not new to read experts’ opinions about the challenge of finding the right “recipe” for local broadcast success in streaming. The questions around “Where does local broadcast fit?” or “How can local TV benefit the most from streaming?” keep popping up, whether in our industry publications or at the virtual events we’re all attending. …

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Miller Lite Launches New Beer Can With Built-In Antenna

The ‘Cantenna’ can be plugged into a television and allows users to stream football games on their devices. MillerCoors said the product was inspired by the current climate and the fact that sports fans are largely restricted to watching broadcast games, rather than attending live matches. Miller Lite said that digital sports viewing has increased …

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Here’s how to restore reception with your TV antenna when stations change frequencies

Local television viewers who rely antennas to watch TV are suddenly losing reception for their favorite stations. If that’s happening to someone you or someone you know – it’s not the television set. Congress passed a law a couple of years ago that essentially forces many TV stations across the country to give up their broadcast frequencies, …

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How To Buy and Install an Antenna for Free Over-the-air News and TV

With no immediate end in sight to the coronovirus pandemic you may be looking for free and convenient entertainment to while away endless hours indoors. What you might not have considered is the antenna tuner already built into your TV. Over-the-air TV has been around for years, and is a free source of entertainment available to anyone with just …

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What is Next Gen TV and when will it launch?

There’s a new television broadcast technology called “Next Gen TV,” and it promises better picture quality, a signal more resistant to interference, interactive features, and localized emergency alerts.  Next Gen TV is an evolution of the current ATSC over-the-air broadcast standard used in North America, and TV stations are already planning for its roll-out. We’ll …

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