Las Vegas and Portland, Ore. will light up their NextGen TV markets in June from their initially-slated late April launch, but the broadcasters and coalition driving the new industry standard forward say major launches will still move ahead this year. The launches will coincide with the arrival in retail stores of the first 3.0-capable sets. Above, six LG sets will bear the NextGen TV logo, including the 55-, 65- and 77-inch class GX Gallery Series 4K Ultra HD models.
Rather than rescheduling NAB Show for later this year, NAB will create a new digital offering called NAB Show Express, and will enhance its NAB Show New York later this year.
News of the NAB Show’s cancellation Wednesday left the show’s organizers, vendors and broadcasters scrambling to calculate their losses and frame out alternatives to conduct crucial business usually handled there.
TVNewsCheck introduces Virtual NAB, a web page aggregating news, analysis and opinion related to the now-postponed trade show. In addition, TVN also rolls out Working Lunch, a home for webinars sponsored by thought leaders driving the conversation electronically or announcing new solutions that would have been unveiled in Las Vegas.
CEO Gordon Smith says the association is reviewing options for the event later this year. The annual gathering generated $46.7 million in revenue for NAB in 2018.
Despite canceling its physical attendance, EVS is currently working on a plan to introduce its new products and solutions and to remain engaged with the NAB community.
“With travel restrictions and other safety measures already in place, we now have to get creative and explore alternative ways of connecting with current and potential customers around the globe.”
New product announcements and featured customer presentations will debut online in April.
While reports of exhibitors backing out of the upcoming NAB Show are occurring on an almost daily basis, one major exhibitor says it stays committed to being in Las Vegas next month. Acknowledging the seriousness of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak, Steve Wind-Mozley, CMO of Vizrt Group, said “We will not opt out of the global community we serve, so whilst we respect the difficult decisions some of our industry colleagues have made with regards to show attendance, we choose a different path. We remain focused on supporting our customers to the best of our ability and if that means greeting them on our booth at NAB and it’s safe to do so, we’ll have the coffee on.”
Instead, the German company will introduce new flash-based storage technologies, on-premise AI, remote collaboration and smart workflow automation through a series of events in the Los Angeles area and webinars that will be announced via its website and social media channels.
Avid’s new product introductions will take place online in April. Avid and ACA will host regional Connect events after public safety is assured.
CEO Fred Fourcher, said: “As difficult as it was to make this decision, we believe in upholding our corporate promise of providing peace of mind to our community of employees, customers and colleagues. We are taking the stance of being overly sensitive and responsible to their health and well-being.”
Marketing Director Michelle Maddox said today: “We will truly miss the opportunity to share our new products and meet new customers and close friends. However, we can not in good faith attend the NAB Show this year. We look forward to sharing many exciting announcements in the next few weeks.”
Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced the appointment of Bea Alonso to director of global product marketing. With strategic oversight of Dalet’s expanded product marketing team and technology partnerships, Alonso collaborates with Dalet product management, sales and corporate marketing groups to define and execute all go-to-market strategy […]
On Monday, the Adobe Blog posted: “Each year, we look forward to seeing our video community at NAB to talk about the latest trends and our product innovations. Over the past few weeks, we have been closely monitoring and evaluating the situation around COVID-19 and have made the difficult but important decision to cancel our presence at the show this year. While we are disappointed, the health and safety of our employees, customers and partners are always our priority. We look forward to engaging with our NAB community through a digital experience in the near future.”
CEO David Ross says the company is “developing contingency plans and will be virtualizing many elements of the show to ensure that our customers still learn about everything new from Ross.”
The audio tech firm based in Pompton Plains, N.J., called the move a “difficult decision … made as a precaution to keep everyone involved as safe and healthy as possible.”
Fox Corp.’s broadcast network Fox Entertainment will no longer be hosting program development presentations at the NAB Show (April 18-22) in a precautionary effort to keep employees, client and agency partners safe from the coronavirus. Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva says the company also canceled an affiliate board dinner that was to take place during the show.
JVC Professional Video debuts its new KA-EN200G H.265/HEVC encoder at this year’s NAB Show (Booth C4417). Designed to deliver higher quality, lower bit-rate streaming, the plug-in H.265/HEVC module provides add-on value for the company’s Connected CAM series, which includes the GY-HC900, GY-HC500 and GY-HC550 camcorders. The JVC module fits into the expansion slot of any […]
Nikon is the first big-brand camera company to announce that it is not participating at NAB 2020 in Las Vegas.
As of Tuesday (March 3), the NAB Show in Las Vegas April 18-22 is still on, according to a webpage the National Association of Broadcasters set up to keep interested parties up to date on its status relative to the coronavirus, with NAB saying its response to the virus threat would be based on facts, not fear.
Broadpeak, a provider of content delivery network (CDN) and video streaming solutions for content providers and pay TV operators worldwide, introduced S4Streaming, a technology that gives video service providers more control over streaming quality and bandwidth usage. Through a combination of server-side technologies, S4Streaming assesses and selects the appropriate quality for video streaming, ultimately reducing […]
Sprockit, the global marketplace connecting the world’s top market-proven startups and Fortune 500 companies in media, entertainment and technology, today announced the first round of companies that will participate at the 2020 NAB Show, to be held April 18-22 in Las Vegas. The market proven startups will exhibit alongside select alumni in the Sprockit Pavilion, located […]