Hey FCC: #theboxainttheproblem

FCC’s #unlockthebox proposal is too little too late You would need a crystal ball to see what the FCC has in mind with its recent 3-2 vote to proceed with the chairman’s #unlockthebox proposal. Certainly the words in this proposal have just the right feel-good tone, with lots of focus on consumer choice and promoting…


As Media Stocks Dive, Broadcasters Need to Rediscover Creativity

Local TV stations show little to no effort in content creation   ‘Engagement’ is a key watchword for media businesses. Shows are trying to outdo each other with on-screen tweets, Orange rooms, lower third crawls and Facebook pages. We are desperate to create opportunities for our audiences to engage with our programs by contributing pithy…


VoE Is Coming

Broadcast positioned to catch up with consumer tech, finally   Video over Ethernet is coming to production facilities and I’m excited. For years I’ve been telling anyone who’d listen that the broadcast production/distribution model needs to become more flexible if it is going to keep pace with changes underway in consumer electronics. A consumer can…


NAB 2015: Video over IP is Coming

If it wasn’t clear to us before NAB 2015 started, then what Positive Flux would cover in this year’s NAB report was instantly apparent the minute we walked onto the show floor. From the banners outside the building to the booths of every major vendor and hundreds of smaller ones, the buzz was unmistakable:

Video over IP is not a concept that is in our distant future, but a technology that is coming very, very soon.

Before we explain what Video over IP is, let us tell you why we are excited. Video over IP relates to something Positive Flux has been saying for several years: the broadcast production/distribution model needs to become more flexible–in a hurry–if it is even going to just keep up with the rapid changes underway in the consumer electronics space. A consumer can already buy equipment for a reasonable price that exceeds the best quality and viewer experience than any traditional media company currently provides to the home.


Making TV History in your Living Room

One of the things that has all but disappeared from much of television is compelling, locally produced content. The main reason is cost. Who can afford the studio overhead, staffing and infrastructure? It turns out that now just about anyone can, thanks to Positive Flux client the Video Call Center and its creator Tom Wolzien…