AWARN is Leading ATSC 3.0 Deployment

AWARN featured at News Technology Summit, Sept 25, 2019 Leading news executives discussed ATSC 3.0 and new tools for both sending alerts and providing on-going news and information after the alerts are sent. Discussion covered topics including opportunities for geo-targeting, automation, and reaching smartphones and connected cars.   One thing was unanimous; everyone agrees that AWARN is leading the way for implementing ATSC 3.0. Moderated by John Lawson, Executive Director, AWARN Alliance The...

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The Future of Emergency News & Information

We’re excited to share the scorecard from our recent ATSC 3.0 and the Future of Emergency News & Information webinars. To summarize, we had fantastic attendance and a high level of engagement! This success demonstrated a clear demand for educational offerings about ATSC 3.0 and AWARN. In preparation for our thought leader roundtables, we held webinars to provide a basic non-technical briefing on the unique capabilities of ATSC 3.0.  This success demonstrated a clear demand for educational...

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FCC Commissioner: “Prudent” to follow AWARN’s development

FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly spoke to the Pennsylvania Chapter of the National Emergency Number Association in September.  During his remarks, he outlined this importance of the development of AWARN and its capabilities to  improve the overall emergency notification system in times of need. "I am interested to see what the market tests show and whether broadcasters ultimately decide to go down this route," said O'Rielly.  "It would be prudent for you to follow AWARN’s development." Read...

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News Thought Leader Roundtable

AWARN Alliance members are invited to take part in an event that could shape the way local TV stations cover emergencies for years to come.  The second in our series, the News Thought Leader Roundtable in LA follows our successful roundtable in Chicago on Sept 23.  These discussions are engaging and focus on the development of an emergency information framework that will describe the process and mechanics of alerting and informing. Moderated by Bill Hague, Executive Vice President of Magid,...

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Magid Joins AWARN Alliance

Alexandria VA, August 29, 2019 – Magid, a consumer-centered business strategy company and media industry research leader, is the latest firm to join the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) Alliance. The AWARN Alliance is a voluntary, international coalition of media, consumer electronics, and B2B technology firms and trade associations that have come together to utilize Next Generation Televisions, based on the ATSC 3.0 standard, for advanced emergency alerting, news, and...

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More Tech Companies Join AWARN Alliance

Japanese Companies Expand Coalition’s International Footprint Alexandria VA, June 12, 2019 – The Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) Alliance continues to expand, with more technology firms joining the coalition asadoption of ATSC 3.0, Next Generation Television, picks up steam. The addition of two major Japanese technology firms further expands the international footprint of the organization dedicated to development of advanced emergency alerting using ATSC 3.0. New members are:...

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FOX Television Stations Becomes First O&O Station Group to Join AWARN Alliance

New York / Alexandria VA - May 30, 2019 – FOX Television Stations has joined the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) Alliance, becoming the first major television O&O member of the coalition. The Alliance is a coalition of commercial and public broadcasters, consumer electronics makers, tech companies, and trade associations that is developing a voluntary advanced emergency messaging capability using ATSC 3.0. It represents a voluntary public-private partnership for using...

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Connected Cars and Next Gen TV; 2019 NAB Show

Infrastructure Decisions Could Be Key to ATSC 3.0 Adoption. On Monday, April 8th, Tina Quigley, CEO of the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, joined a panel of thought leaders in the roll-out of connected transportation. Broadcasters and CE companies are rightly focused on in-vehicle infotainment as a pathway for getting ATSC 3.0 receivers in connected vehicles. However, public sector leaders like Ms. Quigley will make key decisions on communications standards and specs in...

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AWARN Alliance Demonstrating Advanced Alerting and New Resources for ATSC 3.0 TV Station News Departments

New User Experience Design and Santa Barbara Emergency Featured in AWARN Demonstrations at 2019 NAB Show Contact: John Lawson AWARN Alliance Office +1 (703) 347-7070 Mobile +1 (202) 302-1654 JLawson@AWARN.org LAS VEGAS, April 4, 2019 –  Using a new user experience (UX) design for advanced alerting and ongoing emergency information, the Advanced Warning and Response Network (AWARN) Alliance will demonstrate the power of ATSC 3.0 to integrate official emergency information with local television...

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FEMA “IPAWS” Integration and Demonstration at NAB 2019

AWARN and ATSC 3.0 will integrate seamlessly with the FEMA’s Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS.) AWARN will be on display in the FEMA booth during the 2019 NAB show. Alerts generated by state, regional, or local authorities already trigger limited broadcast and text alerts to be received by consumers. The addition of AWARN Emergency Alerts means that devices equipped to receive AWARN signals can be easily triggered by IPAWS to display video, photos, audio, and text alerts to a...

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