TV’s Top Topics On Tap At NAB New York
The annual NAB Show New York is a fall must-see for those interested in next-generation technology for media as well as learning from entertainment and technology professionals through conferences and workshops.
The focus will be on television, film, satellite, online video, live events, podcasting, advertising, corporate A/V, production and post, among other topics.
This year’s gathering, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters and co-located with the Audio Engineering Society’s East Coast convention, takes place Oct. 16-17 at New York’s Javits Convention Center.
ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee and NAB President-CEO Gordon Smith will headline the opening keynote session on Wednesday, Oct. The pair will discuss the indispensable role that broadcasters serve as “first informers” during times of emergency with unique insight from Zee’s experience covering weather on both the local and national level.
Other highlights include The Streaming Summit and TVNewsCheck’s TV2020: Monetizing the Future conference.
To see a list of sessions/events, click here. To see a list of exhibiting companies, click here. To see a floor plan for the different halls, click here. To register for NAB Show New York, click here.
TV2020: Monetizing The Future
Presented annually by TVNewsCheck, this conference offers an opportunity for C-Suite broadcasters, including CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CTOs, CROs and CIOs to engage in a high-level conversation about the potential of new revenue streams from advanced advertising, OTT and ATSC 3.0 as well as technology changes like the IP transition, cloud operations and sales automation. Among the scheduled highlights:
Tracking Key Viewer Behaviors — Wednesday, October 16 | 9:00 am – 9:30 am
Radha Subramanyam, chief research and analytics officer at CBS Corp. and president of CBS Vision, shares key insights into evolving audience habits in the opening presentation.
TV2020 Keynote Interview with Zenith’s Neil Vendetti — Wednesday, October 16 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am
Vendetti will look at what advertisers want from media beyond the broadcasting sphere in an interview to be conducted by TVNewsCheck‘s Special Projects Editor Michael Depp.
Investing In and Capitalizing on ATSC 3.0 — Wednesday, October 16 | 10:45 am – 11:30 am
Executives take a financial look at ATSC 3.0, discussing how station groups are likely to estimate the cost of implementing it and forecasting approximately when they anticipate stations will begin profiting from it. Speakers: Joe Chinnici, CEO, Public Media Group; John Hane, President Spectrum Co.; Anne Schelle, managing director, Pearl TV. Moderator: Kathy Haley, publisher, TVNewsCheck.
Fireside Chat Sponsored by One Media — Wednesday, October 16 | 11:30 am – 11:45 am
Executive Leaders on the Future of the Industry — Wednesday, October 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm
Top executives from four TV station groups survey the state of the TV broadcast business and its revenue growth opportunities. Speakers: Pat LaPlatney, president-CEO, Gray Television; Brian Lawlor, president, local media, E.W. Scripps; Patrick McCreery, president, Meredith Local Media Group; Perry Sook chairman, president & CEO, Nexstar Media Group. Moderator: Harry Jessell, editor, TVNewsCheck.
Technology Leaders on IP and the Cloud — Wednesday, October 16 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
Leading TV engineering executives lay out the investment case for IP infrastructure, cloud-enabled distribution, OTT platforms, personalized TV and more. Speakers: Joe Addalia, director, technology projects, Hearst Television; Bob Hesskamp, SVP, global broadcast technology, CNN; Marcy Lefkovitz, VP, technology & workflow, Disney ABC TV Group; Del Parks, SVP & CTO, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Dario Scacciati, senior director, telco & media, Microsoft.
Fireside Chat Sponsored by Videa — Wednesday, October 16 | 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Advanced Advertising and Spot TV — Wednesday, October 16 | 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm
Executives from broadcast station groups and top agencies explore the cutting edge in automation and addressability, as well as the future of spot TV sales. Speakers: Frank Comerford, CRO & president of commercial operations, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations; Missy Evanson, VP sales, local media division, E.W. Scripps; Lyle Schwartz, chief integration officer, GroupM; Michele Toller, VP media, Empower. Moderator, Janet Stilson, TVNewsCheck contributing writer.
Diversifying Revenue Streams in 2020 — Wednesday, October 16 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm
Boundary-pushing TV executives explain how they’ve diversified from their core business in promising new directions including OTT, podcasts and ATSC 3.0. Speakers: Jon Accarrino, executive director, Bonneville Salt Lake Business Development/KSL-TV Salt Lake City; Kevin Barry, head of broadcast TV & MVPD channel partnerships, Simpli.fi; Dan Mellon, VP, sales transformation, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Erin Overstreet, director, digital sales, Gray Television; Tom Sly, VP, digital revenue, E.W. Scripps. Moderator: Michael Depp, special projects editor, TVNewsCheck.
The Streaming Summit
Also held Oct. 16-17, this event focuses on the business and technology of OTT video and will feature leading OTT platform experts, broadcasters, publishers, advertisers and developers speaking about the challenges and opportunities in packaging, monetizing and distributing online video.
Attendees will learn how about the capabilities of direct-to-consumer (DTC) offerings and hear how some of the largest companies in the world are monetizing their video library and building a brand relationship with their customers. Technical discussions will focus on how to deliver the best viewing experiences across packaging content, transcoding, media management, playback and analytics.
Via one-on-one fireside chats, best practices presentations and curated sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from 75 speakers from the broadcast, media and publishing industries covering the technical and business challenges and opportunities in packaging, monetizing and distributing online video. From ingestion and transcoding, to media management and playback, they will offer the best ways to streamline workflows and provide the best quality experience.
Fireside Chat Sponsored by Bitcentral — Wednesday, October 16 | 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm
Sports Rights and the Future of Broadcasting — Wednesday, October 16 | 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm
Will broadcasters hang onto the rights for NFL and other major sports franchises as big tech companies increase their foothold? How will legalized gambling affect sports broadcasting and media revenue streams? Top sports rights experts will tackle these questions. Speakers: Chris Bevilacqua, co-founder, Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures; Chad Deweese, senior manager, sports & strategy practice, Deloitte US sports practice; Doug Perlman, CEO, Sports Media Advisors; Adam Schwartz, SVP, director, sports media investment team, Horizon Media; John Ourand, Sports Business Journal, moderator.
To register for TV2020, click here.