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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
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 yesterday 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 7 days ago 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
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Here is this week’s collection of select links to articles of interest from my @haarsager Twitter feed. I’ll be traveling out to Spokane next weekend, so most likely will need to skip next weekend. You should be spending time with... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at Technology360
Lots of digital ink this week relating to the close of Stage 3 of the Incentive Auction and today’s announcement of Stage 4. These and other selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed follow. Next weekend’s schedule may be off... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Technology360
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As happened in Stage 2, today's opening of the forward auction component of Stage 3 ended after only one round, moving us on to the beginning of Stage 4 a week from tomorrow. Since Stages 2 and 3 differed in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Technology360
Here’s that weekly compilation of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. Please note that this includes an update on the FCC spectrum auction from my Technology360.com blog. --Dennis ATSC 3.0 First review of ATSC 3.0 over cable systems set... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at Technology360
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The reverse auction portion of Stage 3 of the FCC’s broadcast incentive auction (600-MHz TV band) concluded this week with another big decline in prices potentially paid broadcasters, if the final stage rule is met after the forward auction portion... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at Technology360
Hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving. Here are a few readings from my @haarsager Twitter feed to help you get in the mood to go back to work. --Dennis Cable/Pay-TV/MVPD Comcast embraces ‘skinny’ competition by offering Sling TV on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Technology360
Here is another collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. Happy Thanksgiving and don’t eat anything I wouldn’t. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV Sinclair’s CEO: ATSC 3.0, the only avenue to growth. TVNewsCheck http://www.tvtechnology.com/news/0002/nabs-smith-local-news-crucial-to-democracy/279857 must read NAB CEO: 3.0 is... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Technology360
Here is this week’s collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. Lots of ATSC 3.0 information this week thanks to the NAB Show in New York. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV must read 3.0 viewership data could remake ad biz.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Technology360