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Broadcast Tech & Engineering News – Humber College and NAB host Timing Solutions Seminar

Humber College and the National Association of Broadcasters are hosting the Resilient Timing Solutions Seminar on Friday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. showcasing the development of the new independent timing solution known as  Broadcast Positioning System (BPS) that utilizes the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast terrestrial transmission standard, also known as Next Gen TV. The event will hear from experts from the U.S. Space-Based PNT Advisory Board, Resilient Navigation and Timing Foundation, Canadian Federal Government, National Association of Broadcasters, Triveni Digital, Avateq and Humber College B²C Lab including a demonstration of the latest research and development of a BPS resilient solution. Learn more here.

Vividata’s fall 2023 Study of the Canadian Consumer includes insights into viewing behaviour looking at how Canadians engage with connected TVs and streaming versus linear viewing. In field July 2022 to June 2023, adoption of connected TVs continues its upward trajectory, with an estimated 71% of Canadian adults now enjoying the benefits of at least one such television in their household, marking substantial growth from 56% in 2021. At 28%, Samsung claims the top spot as the most-owned connected TV brand, followed by LG at 16%. With an increase in connected TV adoption, linear versus streaming viewing behaviour continues to shift. Compared to 23% in 2021, 36% of adults say streaming is the sole way the watch TV, while 28% of adults still only watch linear TV and the remainder do both. Reaching 16.3 million adults, Netflix is the most used streaming service, with 43% of its audience only watching the platform on the large screen (CTV, game console, or set-top box), while 8% only watch on smaller screens (computer/laptop, smartphone or tablet). 

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