Newtec’s white paper, ‘Coping with changes in satellite TV broadcasting’, is available now free of charge, via the re-launched NewBay Connect website. NewBay Connect is the global resource portal for media technology documents, which has recently been updated to feature a range content including insightful opinion pieces, stimulating blogs and engaging videos from industry figures and companies across the TV, pro AV and pro audio markets. A preview of Newtec’s paper can be found below, and the document is available to download in full here.
From the very first transmissions, TV broadcasting has had a major social impact on the collective human memory and psyche. The first recorded instance of the Olympics being broadcast were at the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin when they were televised by means of closed circuit television to various viewing halls located across the city.
The 1950’s heralded in the first national live broadcasts of events, such as President Harry Truman’s speech at the peace conference to the US in 1951 and the coronation of the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II, being the first live multinational TV coverage in 1953, facilitated by the BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) and the EBU (European Broadcasting Union). Satellite has always been an integral part of these transmissions and by 1969 facilitated worldwide live coverage of the first landing on the moon by Apollo 11 astronauts.
The Olympic games have always been key milestones for the introduction of the latest and greatest technologies; We came a long way to London 2012, being able to choose what we watch and when we watch it, in stunning detail and quality. As we look towards Sochi and Rio, the pace of technological evolution continues unabated.