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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 and, 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
Fell behind nearly a week in posting this. Here is another collection of links from my @haarsager Twitter feed posted since the last bunch. --Dennis Digital Video/OTT/Mobile Video must read C-SPAN’s use of Facebook and Periscope for coverage of House... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Technology360
Here is another group of selected readings from my @haarsager Twitter feed posted since 5/29. The most recent ones tend to be near the top of each category. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV must read Stations should plan ATSC 3.0 strategy now.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2016 at Technology360
Here’s another collection of selected readings from my @haarsager Twitter feed. Please note: Due to travel and internet limitations in that direction, it’s likely there won’t be another collection until after the 12th. I’ll be posting to Twitter though. ATSC... Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at Technology360
Here is another collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter account. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV must read (of course) My take on ATSC 3.0 for #pubmedia. Yours truly in Technology360 …or… Current Broadcasting killed the internet star. Radio Cable/Satellite TV/MVPD/Pay-TV... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2016 at Technology360
The public media newspaper, Current, has published an article I wrote giving my take on the emerging ATSC 3.0 digital standard, especially as it applies to public media. You can access the article here. --Dennis ATSC 3.o brings exciting capabilities,... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2016 at Technology360
These links were originally shared on my @haarsager Twitter feed. Have a good week. --Dennis ATSC/HbbTV ATSC 2016: Wireless TV Everywhere. TVTechnology ATSC spells progress for public television. Current must read ATSC 3.0: What you need to know about the... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2016 at Technology360
A belated Happy Mother’s Day to the mothers among you! Moving to Maine has consumed the past week culminating with the arrival of two trucks yesterday, so this is shorter than usual and I did not get the usual weekend... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2016 at Technology360
Yet another collection of links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV Wireless cable: It could work with ATSC 3.0. TVNewsCheck FCC gets ball rolling on next-gen ATSC 3.0. TVNewsCheck Cable/Satellite/MVPD/Pay-TV Why are internet users cutting the TV cord?... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2016 at Technology360
A selected group of links of interest from my @haarsager Twitter feed this week. Lots of good stuff, particularly in the journalism and ATSC (which now gets a separate category). --Dennis ATSC 3.0 CBS’s engineering chief gives 3.0 a lukewarm... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2016 at Technology360
Here is another group of selected links from my twitter feed. Don’t want to wait for the weekend? You can visit for the feed. -- Dennis Cable/Satellite/Pay-TV Cord cutting in rural markets has less appeal. Telecompetitor Digital Video/OTT AirTV... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2016 at Technology360
Here is this week’s list of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis Cable/Pay-TV/Satellite TV Pay-TV profit forecast: Steep declines by 2023. MediaPost Consumer service and experience match content and cost as new pay-TV differentiators. Rapid TV News DirecTV... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at Technology360
Another compilation of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed… --Dennis Cable/Pay-TV/Satellite/MVPD Live TV, DVR viewing rise, even as pay TV shrinks. MediaPost Satellites to transmit over 785 Ultra HD (4K) channels over next decade. Rapid TV News Nielsen data... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at Technology360
Now, the remainder of the links that have piled up since March 6th. Most of those relating to spectrum, incentive auction and ATSC 3.0 were posted yesterday. --Dennis Cable/Satellite/MVPD/Pay-TV Adding OTT to the mix held cablecos’ position for all-IP future.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at Technology360
I’ve been traveling for the three weeks since my last update so there is a big backlog of links of interest from my @haarsager Twitter feed. Given the FCC final auction participation deadline is only three days away, I’ll start... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Technology360
…The mostly weekly collection of links will be on hiatus until the weekend of 3/26 due to travels and limited internet. I will, however, continue to post to Twitter, so to keep up, please check --Dennis Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2016 at Technology360
This week’s selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis Updated March 7th: The “BBC Trust model” and “Linear TV…set to increase” links have been fixed thanks to two helpful readers. Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV Research: Linear TV and pay-tv to increase over... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2016 at Technology360
Here is another group of selected links for your leap year enjoyment from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV must read Skinny bundles are proving to be very complicated for cable companies. Quartz Digital Media/Mobile/OTT Traditional news media still popular... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at Technology360
More selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis Broadband must read Wireless: the next generation. The Economist must read The emerging world of broadband public-private partnerships: A business strategy and legal guide. Benton Foundation [pdf report] Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV Most internet... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at Technology360
Here is a Valentine’s Day collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV Recommendation-based guides to drive 75% of all TV viewing by 2025. Rapid TV News Consumer Electronics Why Apple doesn’t sell televisions. BetaNews 4K TVs make... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2016 at Technology360
The following are selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis Broadband FCC 2016 Broadband Progress Report. FCC (pdf) Cable/Pay-TV How Big Cable is stemming the cord-cutting tide. Adweek Consumer Electronics Netflix sees a bright and dark future with HDR;... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at Technology360
Here is another collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed for your late weekend reading. --Dennis Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV Google is testing new “AllVid-style TV set-top” in cahoots with FCC, new pay-TV coalition says. FierceCable Aereo team unveils cheap, high-speed... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Technology360
These are a bit late due to the huge snowfall in northern Virginia, but here is the latest group of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV SNL Kagan: 20% of U.S. MVPDs now integrate SVOD services, and most... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Technology360
This weekend’s selected readings from my @haarsager Twitter feed. Auction/Spectrum/ATSC 3.0 must read Cash-strapped U.S. carriers may bid just $33B on spectrum. Blooomberg Business …and… Wireless Week …and… Chicago Tribune Sprint finalizes plans to trim network costs by up to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at Technology360
Here is another batch of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed, these posted since Jan. 2nd. --Dennis Cable/Satellite/Pay-TV OTT bundles lead to innovation for pay-TV. Rapid TV News Consumer electronics HDR showcased at CES. TV Technology New HDR TV... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2016 at Technology360
Forty years ago in Boise, my wife, a friend from work, her husband and I enjoyed taking our small kids of an evening to Les Bois Park, the local horse racing track, where David introduced me to the Daily Racing... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2016 at Technology360