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Dennis Haarsager
Hillsboro, Virginia and Kittery Point, Maine
Retired pubmedia exec: 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
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 7 days ago 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
Happy New Year! Here are some more selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed posted since Dec. 21. --Dennis Cable/Satellite/MVPD/Pay-TV Cord cutting survey: 19% of young adults have dropped cable or satellite TV service. Variety Research: Pay-TV subscribers more interested... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at Technology360
Here are some selected readings from my @haarsager Twitter feed to go along with sips of eggnog this week. Enjoy! --Dennis First, here’s a how-to from America’s Test Kitchen for eggnog. America’s Test Kitchen Feed Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV/Satellite TV Why cable companies... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2015 at Technology360
Here’s another batch of selected links of interest from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis Cable/Satellite/MVPD/Pay-TV Big media’s ‘TV Everywhere’ streaming plan moving slowly. Wall Street Journal Where cable really shines: on DVRs. Media Life Magazine Comcast testing data caps in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2015 at Technology360
Yet another (mostly) weekly compilation of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis Digital Media/OTT/Cord Cutting Apple TV and the disintermediation of media. TechCrunch 2015 a blockbuster year for OTT. Rapid TV News More consumers plan to cut pay-TV... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2015 at Technology360
Here is another sometimes weekly collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed; these posted since 11/21. Auction/Spectrum/ATSC 3.0 The repacking supply-chain dilemma. TV Technology Why public radio stations should care about the TV spectrum auction. Current must read... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2015 at Technology360
It’s been a busy time, so this group of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed covers two weeks. Digital Media Twelve-fold increase in mobile video volume by 2021, led by smart phone. nScreenMedia Disney is finally getting that apps... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at Technology360
Here is another group of links selected from my @haarsager Twitter feed since 11/1. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV Propject Uno: how collaboration is reshaping the TV industry. TVB Europe High Dynamic Range planned for ATSC 3.0. ATSC must read Finding clarity... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2015 at Technology360
Selected links of interest posted to my @haarsager Twitter feed since 10/24. --Dennis Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV Cord-cutting: It’s easier and cheaper than you think. Los Angeles Times With so many Americans dropping cable, will cord cutting doom TV as we know it?... Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2015 at Technology360
Too busy to post last weekend, so here for your strategic thinking enjoyment are two weeks of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. Cable/MVPD/Pay TV One chart explaining the beginning of the end of the TV industrial complex. The... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2015 at Technology360
Selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed since October 3rd. Bumper crop of worthy reading this week. --Dennis Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV Amazon said to weigh creating an online pay-TV service. Bloomberg Business It’s still nice to be a cable company. Bloomberg View... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2015 at Technology360
Selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed from this past week. --Dennis Cable/MVPD/PayTV Discovery plans to reach 3 billion global subs in 2015. Rapid TV News Digital Media/OTT Ad blockers: The only way out. Frédérick Filloux in Monday Note Five... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2015 at Technology360
Here are selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed this week. --Dennis Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV OTT driving rise in pay-TV cord cutters. TVTechnology Analysis: U.S. satellite TV subscriber numbers declining, but value of each customer still growing. FierceCable must read Digitalsmith’s Q2... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2015 at Technology360
I’ve been vacationing for three of the last four weeks, but tweeting continued, albeit at a slower pace. These are selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed since August 15th. --Dennis Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV Rising 4K STB market set to aid pay-TV... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at Technology360
Selected links of interest to public media colleagues from my @haarsager Twitter feed, posted since August 8th… Cable/MVPD/Pay-TV 9/10ths of U.S. pay-TV firms bleed subs in Q2. Rapid TV News and FierceCable and Advertising Age FCC's Wheeler thrills pay-TV operators,... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2015 at Technology360
Here is another group of selected links worth reading from my @haarsager Twitter feed, these posted since July 31. Big stories this week were the meltdown in media stocks, triggered, apparently, by Disney/ESPN troubles; and of course the FCC’s approval... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2015 at Technology360
I’ve been doing link sharing for nearly 18 years, mostly as a discipline for me to keep reading on developments relevant to pubmedia. Most recently, these have been shared by email with the Public Television Major Market Group plus some... Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2015 at Technology360
I'm a DirecTV customer and tuned into the Sweeney Todd/ Live from Lincoln Center broadcast last night on WETA. Before the demon barber of Fleet Street dispatched his first customer, DirecTV butchered the high definition program it said it was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2014 at Technology360
It must have been the very early 1980s when the television station I then managed got out of the film business. The proximate cause? Our producer on a river rafting documentary lost her Bolex (I think it was) in a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2013 at Technology360
Communications attorney, Michael D. Berg, has a very good article accessible to non-lawyers and non-engineers on the implications for television stations of spectrum repacking on TVNewsCheck. For station CEOs, COOs and board members, this is a good use of your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2013 at Technology360
The New America Foundation has released a paper tying spectrum policy with sustaining public media. No, it’s not yet another proposal to create an endowment for public media from spectrum auction proceeds. Here is the executive summary: Executive Summary In... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2012 at Technology360