NAB, E.W. Scripps, IT consultancy Fincons Group and the News Literacy Project will demonstrate how local TV newsrooms can use NextGen TV’s dynamic, interactive capability to combat fake news. An eight-minute demo on April 21 during the virtual session will be followed by an interactive Q&A.
The 2021 NAB Show is delayed until October, but NAB is offering a virtual alternative to its usual spring gathering, the newly announced NAB Show Premiere. This 10-day virtual event will take place April 12-23 and offer exclusive content through NAB Amplify.
The National Association of Broadcasters said it has done research that shows there is growing sense that the 2021 NAB Show could be an in-person convention this October. Not surprisingly, NAB said that the availability of a vaccine for COVID-19 will be the biggest influencer (for three in five respondents) in whether to attend an in-person event.
NAB CEO Gordon Smith: “The pandemic remains a significant threat and the evidence suggests it will be well into next year before it could be under control in the U.S. We have decided to move the 2021 NAB Show, previously scheduled for April 11-14, to October 9-13, 2021, in Las Vegas. With a new date set for the 2021 NAB Show we are looking at the entirety of the calendar next year with fresh eyes.”