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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
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 yesterday 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
Here is another collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV must read Sinclair’s Aitken: ATSC 3.o will allow us to ditch Nielsen, save millions. FierceCable …and… Sinclair, One Media will use ATSC 3.0 to collect... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at Technology360
Here’s another group of selected links of interest posted to my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV AWARN alerting: An ATSC 3.0 business model. John Lawson in TVNewsCheck …and… Post-auction business strategies could make public TV truly independent. John Lawson... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2016 at Technology360
Here’s this week’s collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC 3.o/HbbTV/Hybrid TV must read Hybrid TV [ATSC 3.0 in the U.S. –DH] opens big-data window for free-to-air TV. Rapid TV News HbbTV gains strength in Europe... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2016 at Technology360
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This week, the FCC’s Broadcast Incentive Auction brought two big surprises. On Monday, the FCC held a webinar (slides here) reviewing its post-incentive auction transition plans and it showed that the webs of interference dependencies were hugely more complex than... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2016 at Technology360
Here is this week’s collection of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV/HDR must read ATSC 3.0 Implementation and Planning Guide released. pdf @ gatesair.com TVNewsCheck Broadcasting & Cable Rapid TV News Hurricane Matthew shows need for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2016 at Technology360
Here is a two-week collection of readings from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC/HbbTV ATSC 3.0 to deliver video for mobile alerts. TVTechnology Cable/Pay-TV/OTT Pay-TV failing dismally on customer satisfaction. Rapid TV News Study: Cord-cutting could cost pay-TV industry $1B... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2016 at Technology360
Here is another collection of selected links of interest from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC/HbbTV NAB to FCC: ATSC 3.0 is next competition driver. Broadcasting & Cable Broadband How much cellular and Wi-Fi data are smartphone users consuming…? FierceWireless... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2016 at Technology360
Here is this week’s collection of selected links of interest from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis Broadband Netflix asks FCC to declare data caps unreasonable. Ars Technica …and… Telecompetitor Cable/Pay-TV/OTT New research highlights major challenges skinny bundles face. Video Nuze... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2016 at Technology360
Here is another group of selected links from my @haarsager Twitter feed. --Dennis ATSC 3.0/HbbTV ATSC 3.0 Physical Layer standard approved. TVTechnology ATSC 3.o: Light at the end of the tunnel. ATSC HbbTV Association joins forces with Smart TV Alliance.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Technology360
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The final tally of the first stage of the reverse component of FCC Auction 1000 was a breathtaking $86.4 billion. This was to relinquish 126 MHz (21 TV channels) of spectrum. The subsequent forward auction for the resulting 100 MHz... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Technology360
I was on vacation out of the country since mid-August, although still putting up links on Twitter <@haarsager>. Plus, I just came home to a house full of company, so I’m taking the liberty of being more selective than usual... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at Technology360
Here is another collection of selected readings from my Twitter feed. I’m traveling in Scotland and Norway from this afternoon through almost the end of the month, so I will probably be unable to post for the next two weekends.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 13, 2016 at Technology360
This must be vacation season for media journalists and the companies about which they write. Another shorter than normal collection of links from my @haarsager Twitter feed follows. --Dennis Cable/Pay-TV Even Time Warner has realized that cord cutters are the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Technology360