Verizon Media Joins NAB PILOT Coalition

The coalition of broadcasters and technology companies seeks to advance innovation in broadcast industry.

Verizon Media has joined the National Association of Broadcasters’ PILOT program. PILOT brings together innovative companies, educators and advocates with broadcasters to advance broadcast technologies and cultivate new media opportunities.

PILOT consists of broadcasting and technology stakeholders, such as new media broadcast operators, measurement and attribution companies, advertising partners and technology providers. Among other goals, PILOT’s working groups and committees strive to drive the creation and implementation of new technologies and solutions for the media industry.

Verizon Media offers an integrated digital media platform to prepare, deliver, display and monetize online content. The company’s platform powers websites, apps and OTT video services for many of the world’s largest publishers, media companies and enterprises.

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“We’re delighted to have Verizon Media as a partner in driving innovation in broadcasting,” said NAB PILOT Executive Director John Clark. “We look forward to collaborating and identifying opportunities to move the industry forward.”

PILOT members help define key areas for development of innovative technologies and services for media companies, with a focus on artificial intelligence and machine learning; augmented and virtual reality; cybersecurity; platform engagement; multi-platform measurement; the connected car; and Next Gen TV. As associate members of NAB, PILOT members will also participate in NAB technology program development, conventions and networking events.

Additional information about PILOT and its initiatives is available here.

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