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Felicity Huffman Should Get Prison Time in Admissions Scandal, Prosecutors Say


Prosecutors plan to argue that Ms. Huffman’s part in the college admissions scheme fits a sentencing guideline of four to 10 months of incarceration.

Students Receive β€˜Target Letters’ in College Admissions Scandal, Lawyer Says


At least some children of the parents who were charged in the college admissions scandal have reportedly received letters that notify people that they could be targets of a criminal probe.

Lori Loughlin Enters Not Guilty Pleas in College Admissions Case


Ms. Loughlin’s husband, the designer Mossimo Giannulli, also entered a not guilty plea. They face counts of conspiracy to commit fraud and money laundering conspiracy.

College Tour Road Trips as Routes to Adulthood


College visits can be a chance for parents to start thinking of their kids in a more grown-up light.

Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman: 1 Scandal, 2 Actresses, Diverging Paths


Among the dozens of parents swept up in the college admissions case were two Hollywood actresses. Their stories are very different.

Texas Tech Medical School, Under Pressure From Education Dept., Will Stop Using Race in Admissions


The university made the decision as part of an agreement resolving a 14-year investigation by the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights.

Lori Loughlin and 15 Others Face New Charges in College Admissions Scandal


Federal prosecutors indicted the actress and her husband, the designer Mossimo Giannulli, as well as other parents on mail fraud and money laundering charges on Tuesday.

Lori Loughlin Faces New Charge in College Admissions Scandal


Federal prosecutors indicted the actress and her husband, the designer Mossimo Giannulli, and 14 other parents on mail fraud and money laundering charges on Tuesday.

European voters more concerned by living costs, less by migration

By Marion Candau

A new study reveals that migration is not the primary concern of European voters who are more concerned with national issues such as corruption, unemployment or costs of living. EURACTIV France reports.

Ultra HD Forum updates specifications

By Robert Briel

The Ultra HD Forum has brought a significant update to its Guidelines, which have been accessed online over 2,000 times at its website in the last year.

Madeleine Noland, Senior Advisor, Technology and Standards for LG Electronics, and UHDF Guidelines chair, said, “For the first time, we are releasing a unified guidelines document, illustrating UHD maturity. In it, we describe ‘foundation’ UHD technologies, as well as ‘enhancements’ that are backward compatible so they will add value to setups that support them, but still, look and sound great on foundation equipment.”

The 2019 NAB Show booth of the Ultra HD Forum will host multiple demos: A universal HDR demo will show how foundation HDR technology and dynamic metadata coexist and work to improve content reproduction on enabled displays.

SHVC will be shown in ATSC 3.0 supporting different displays. The effect of resolution and frame rate on HDR Content will be shown in a demo comparing HDR content in HD and 4K, and at Standard and High Frame Rates.

A demo pod will show the effect of HDR-to-SDR content switching on TVs and STBs. Another demo pod presents UHD content from a wide variety of sources, including HDRèSDRèHDR conversions and 8K production for 4K distribution.

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) will present essential findings on HDR and its relative impact across different screen resolutions. Yoeri Geutskens of Ultra HD 4k News (@UHD4k) will present an exclusive preview of the latest update to his HDR ecosystem tracker, which will only be made public after the NAB Show closes.

Member companies that power this year’s UHDF demos are: Ateme, BBright, bcom, Dolby, Fairmile West, Fox, Harmonic, HiSilicon, Huawei, LGE, PBS, Sony and Technicolor.

The Forum acknowledges 8K development as a promising future technology and plans to work on its inclusion within future versions of the Guidelines.

UHDF president Thierry Fautier stated, “8K is not at the same state of maturity as 4K, and not widely deployable without further development and advances in the ecosystem. Our immediate interest is in 4K and HD resolution-based services and technologies, but the Forum continues to monitor the development of 8K video as it may relate to television production and distribution, including leveraging 8K production and display technologies within a 4K distribution system. We will update media and analysts on the booth at NAB Show.”

Through its president Thierry Fautier, UHDF has had its first technical Paper included in the 2019 NAB Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference and published in the Conference’s Proceedings.

The American Curriculum: Is the U.S. a Democracy? A Social Studies Battle Turns on the Nation’s Values


Michigan spent five years debating how to teach American history. One of the biggest questions was how to describe the nation’s government.

A Top Lawyer Will Plead Guilty in the College-Admissions Scandal


Gordon Caplan, a former co-chairman of the firm Willkie Farr, was charged with paying $75,000 to help his daughter get into college.

How to Cure the New Senioritis? Make Yourself Your Senior Project


The end of senior year is now often characterized by a sense of purposelessness. Here are five ways high school seniors can connect with what matters to them.

5G to bridge broadcast and mobile networks

By JΓΆrn Krieger

5G Broadcast offers a unique chance to establish a uniform global transmission standard for broadcast and mobile services for the first time in TV history.

This is the outcome of the fourth edition of the Media Innovation Platform German industry association Deutsche TV-Plattform held on April 3, 2019 in Vienna. The event, which was hosted by ORF and its technical services subsidiary ORS, focused on the production and distribution of Ultra HD (UHD) content.

An important topic was the discussion about the coupling of mobile and broadcasting networks, which is beginning throughout Europe as a result of the first 5G rollouts. “This would enable a global transmission standard to be established for the first time in TV history, supporting not only TV sets, but also 5G-enabled mobile devices,” ORS managing director Norbert Grill said in his speech.

Grill explained that a 5G broadcast network would also have advantages for mobile communication providers. Through the technical interaction of the powerful broadcast transmitter sites with 5G antennas, the scarce frequencies could be better utilised. This was of particular importance for live events, but also in upcoming use scenarios like UHD, mobile applications, augmented reality or entertainment services in self-driving cars, which are only at the beginning.

ORS intends to launch a 5G Broadcast trial in Q1 2020 and make the results available for the Austrian digitisation concept.

According to Andre Prahl, chairman of Deutsche TV-Plattform and head of technical distribution for TV channels at commercial broadcaster Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland, 5G can play an important role in the distribution of Ultra HD content in future.

“The availability of live programmes and on-demand content in Ultra HD increases constantly. This content will be consumed on a large variety of devices in future, and in this context 5G is a very interesting option for distribution, but also for the production environment,” said Prahl.

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Appear in Court as College Admissions Scandal Rewrites Lives


Some of the 33 parents who are charged in the college admissions scandal have lost jobs, had book contracts canceled and television shows scrapped.

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin Face Court as College Scandal Rewrites Parents’ Lives


Some of the 33 parents who are charged in the college admissions scandal have lost jobs, had book contracts canceled and television shows scrapped.