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Dennis Haarsager
Kittery Point, Maine
Retired pubmedia exec & consultant: Public TV Major Market Group, National Public Radio & R-TV stations
Interests: Professional: Public media sustainability, multi-platform strategy, spectrum strategy and incentive auction. Personal: Genealogy (see www.stadsbygd.org and stadsbygd.info), photography (currently shooting with Canon EOS 6D, Fujifilm X100S, Fujifilm X-T1, Leica D-Lux 4, Sony NEX-7), and amateur radio (N7DH 1977-present, WAØKKR 1965-1977).
Recent Activity
Some selected readings from those posted to my @haarsager Twitter feed in the past week… --Dennis Broadband/Wireless 10x growth in mobile data by 2022 driven by video, smartphone. nScreenMedia Digital Video/OTT vMVPDs grow subscribers and features. nScreenMedia Journalism News apps... Continue reading
Posted 6 hours ago at Technology360
Here is this week’s collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. It’s a little thin because I’ve been a bit distracted this past week, but don’t think I missed much. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV must read 4K for broadcast:... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Technology360
Here is this week’s collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV Apple HEVC adoption is a good sign for ATSC 3.0. TVNewsCheck ATSC 3.0: Retrans parleyed, scope of detail debated. TVTechnology Sinclair takes aim at... Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2017 at Technology360
It’s been busy, so this is a two-week compilation of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. Because it’s been two weeks, I’ve tried to be a bit more selective than normal. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV HbbTV for TV operators. Castoola... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2017 at Technology360
This week’s selected links from @haarsager on Twitter follows. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV my blog post ATSC 3.0 boost from Tribune acquisition by Sinclair. Technology360 Free over-the-air TV is going to get better. Consumer Reports must read The three disparate visions... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Technology360
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I was curious how Sinclair Broadcast Group's acquisition (if approved) of Tribune Company's stations might help complete the former's national footprint. Sinclair is a well-known booster of ATSC 3.0 and has partnered with a third group owner, Nexstar Broadcasting Group,... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Technology360
Another collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV must read Sinclair + Tribune = transformative force. Harry Jessell in TVNewsCheck must read Sinclair Goals: U.S. reach, mobile users, 3.0. TVNewsCheck ATSC 3.0 local simulcasting approach... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2017 at Technology360
Here’s another compilation of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV Five ‘Advanced TV’ takeaways from NAB 2017 convention. Forbes Cable/Pay-TV/MVPD/Cord-Cutting Pay-TV and VOD spending to hit $314B in 2017. Rapid TV News Cord-cutting hits worst levels... Continue reading
Posted May 6, 2017 at Technology360
Here’s this week’s collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV ATSC 3.0 achieves mainstream status at NAB. TVNewsCheck Most U.S. TVs connected to the internet. Rapid TV News Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV Research: Over half of pay-TV subscribers... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2017 at Technology360
Late posting from last week makes this a shorter one. Here are selected links of interest from my @haarsager Twitter feed. –Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV Broadcasters excited but uncertain about ATSC 3.0. Telco Transformation Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV/Cord-Cutting Awareness of TV Everywhere hits 73%... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2017 at Technology360
Missed posting this over the weekend due to a family gathering – grandkids take precedence over blog and Twitter – so here is a bit tardy collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter news feed in the past 10... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2017 at Technology360
Looking forward to temperatures in the 70s in the week ahead, so perhaps we’ve turned the corner to Spring here in Maine. Here is this week’s compilation of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis Cable/MVPD/Cord-Cutting Comcast Xfinity Mobile... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2017 at Technology360
Here is this week’s collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV Opera TV and BBC to demonstrate latest HbbTV 2.0.1 features. Multichannel News Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV/Cord-Cutting One in eight U.S. homes now has broadband but no cable.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2017 at Technology360
After two-plus weeks in Scotland and Cyprus without a lot of time to read, this is the first collection of selected links since March 8th from my @haarsager Twitter feed. ATSC 3.0/HbbTV ATSC 3.0: Cord cutter’s dream or tiered internet... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2017 at Technology360
Due to an upcoming trip, I’m posting this week’s collection of links from my @haarsager Twitter feed early and it’s likely I won’t be able to post again until the end of the month. --Dennis Digital Video Digital media: So... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2017 at Technology360
Here is this week’s collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV must read ATSC 3.0 and the perennial transition. CommLawCenter ATSC 3.0 on docket for Senate spectrum hearing. Broadcasting & Cable APTS members get crash... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2017 at Technology360
Yes, here’s another week of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV FCC proposes rules for 3.0 adoption. TVNewsCheck …and… FCC greenlights ATSC 3.0. TVTechnology HPA 2017: ATSC 3.0 Update. TVTechnology FCC OK’s WatchTV ATSC 3.0 distributed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2017 at Technology360
Another collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed from the past week. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV must read The BIA/Kelsey report: Stations should get ATSC 3.0 money back quickly. Broadcasting & Cable …and… ATSC 3.0 to drive significant large-market... Continue reading
Posted Feb 18, 2017 at Technology360
Here is this week’s collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV Getting from here to ATSC 3.0. TVTechnology must read As interactivity approaches, don’t forget opt-in admonition. Phil Kurz in TVNewsCheck …and… How to stop... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2017 at Technology360
Here’s another group of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed posted in the past week or so. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV must read FCC chairman Pai moves to jumpstart ATSC 3.0 rollout. Multichannel News …and… FCC’s draft NPRM on ATSC... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2017 at Technology360
Selected links below are from my @haarsager Twitter feed from this past week. --Dennis Cable/Pay-TV/MVPD AT&T plans DirecTV Now over 5G in Austin. TVTechnology Digital Video/OTT/VOD must read Adults over 50 are the fastest growing demo for online video. FierceCable... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2017 at Technology360
This was a big week for the FCC’s television spectrum auction, meeting its “final stage rule” at Stage 4. A bit of cleanup bidding remains, but for broadcasters it’s over. So here’s another compilation of selected links from my @haarsager... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2017 at Technology360
Friday the 13th’s close of the reverse auction component of the FCC’s TV incentive auction’s 4th stage (84-MHz clearance target) might have induced some triskaidekaphobia in broadcasters participating in the auction because the bottom fell out of the tentative broadcast... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at Technology360
Here’s this week’s collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. Happy New Year, all! --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV LG unveils ATSC 3.0-enabled 4K television receivers at CES. Rapid TV News …and… TVTechnology Sinclair CEO: ATSC 3.0 is going to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2017 at Technology360
Here’s another compilation of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed, the first since Dec. 17. As one might expect, it’s been a rather quiet two weeks for news on this front, although radio news seems exempt from the lull.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Technology360