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15Oct2019

ARK Multicasting and Microsoft announce agreement
for rural broadband and distributed cloud services

Dallas, TX October 15, 2019 ARK Multicasting, Inc. (ARK) today announced a new agreement with Microsoft. The companies will work together to test both innovative technology approaches to address the broadband gap in rural America and Azure-based media distribution using ARK’s next generation broadcast network. ARK CEO, Vern Fotheringham said, “With Microsoft’s support, ARK believes that this pilot could be the start of standardizing the groundbreaking use of ATSC 3.0 and TV white space technology to bring broadband to rural America. We believe that every community deserves to be connected, whether large or small, and we’re taking the steps to close the connectivity gap through this work.”

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10Oct2019

ARK Multicasting accomplishes another industry first!

Dallas, TX October 8, 2019

ARK Multicasting, Inc. (ARK) today announced the first broadcast of both ATSC 1.0 and NEXTGEN TV ATSC 3.0 from the same equipment stack. This demonstration took place as part of the ARK trial market in Crockett, TX on Wednesday, October 2nd with cooperation from Hitachi-Comark and their Comark Digital Services (CDS) division. The ATSC 1.0 signal was tested with a new Hitachi-Comark E-Compact series transmitter and an Ateme TITAN Live encoder.

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18Apr2019

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (ATBA) announced today at the ATBA Low Power Television (LPTV) Educational Sessions at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention the formation of the LPTV Industry Standards and Practices Group.

“Low power television broadcasters have a unique opportunity to move to ATSC 3.0 today. Without retransmission and network television business models, LPTV broadcasters can immediately capitalize through infrastructure and build out of the new standard.”

“This is an opportunity for the LPTV industry to work together to operate and monetize the new television frontier with ATSC 3.0,” says Lee Miller, ATBA Executive Director. “We want to make sure that our owners and operators of Low Power Television stations are involved not only with the new television standard, but are on the cutting edge of the technology. Success is ours to lose.

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25Mar2019

Vancouver, British Columbia–(Newsfile Corp. – March 18, 2019) – Rift Valley Resources Corp. announces that the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Ruralink Wireless (“Ruralink”) has entered into a Letter of Agreement (“LOA”) with ARK Multicasting, Inc.

It is estimated that there are over 55 million people, primarily in rural areas in the USA, who have inadequate internet connectivity, and in many cases, virtually no broadband connectivity options. Ruralink is on a mission to solve this problem by bringing cost effective broadband performance to markets that have been left behind in the digital divide by leveraging new technologies to deliver competitive services.

ARK Multicasting, Inc. controls 283 television licenses throughout the United States, with substantial coverage of rural areas. When fully constructed, this network could provide discrete coverage to approximately 100 million people in the US, representing nearly 33% of all US households.

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15Oct2018

3.0 Is ‘Next-Gen Salvation’ Of TV Industry, Says ARK Multicasting, Inc.TM CEO

 

DALLAS—A new company with hundreds of LPTV stations and CPs is pinning its hopes for a vibrant, profitable broadcast industry on ATSC 3.0.

Specifically, ARK Multicasting, Inc.TM is hoping to leverage the inherent one-to-many strength of broadcasting and reliable wireless IP delivery via the OFDM-based Next-Gen TV standard to become an affordable last-mile alternative for OTT providers to reach the home and data to reach vehicles in the future.

In late September, the company performed a proof-of-concept test with the assistance of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark in Southwick, Mass., designed to evaluate the connectivity and integration of all elements needed to deploy an ATSC 3.0 service. Comark is serving as system integrator with 13 technology companies providing products and services for the test.

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26Sep2018

ARK Multicasting Demonstrates first end-to-end 5G Broadcast Network

ARK Multicasting, Inc., demonstrated the first end-to-end delivery of IP streaming video content last week in collaboration with its key technology partners. The testing was successful utilizing the next generation ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard from studio origination to the consumer edge. This is an important benchmark in proving the ability to deliver IP video streaming services nationwide over the ARKTM broadcast network.

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21Aug2018

ARK Multicasting, Inc. is Launching the 5G of Broadcasting

August 21, 2018 – ARK Multicasting, Inc. announces its formation and partnership with Edge Spectrum Inc. (ESI).  This new company will leverage the expansive spectrum footprint of ESI to deploy its next generation ATSC 3.0 standard based network. ARKTM is leveraging the power of television broadcasting to add an IP multicast extension to the Internet.

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