CES Attendance Falls More Than 75% Due To COVID

The Consumer Technology Association said on the show’s closing day that more than 40,000 people attended the multi-day event on the Las Vegas Strip. That’s less than a quarter of the more than 170,000 the CTA said were there for its 2020 convention.


TV Takes Backseat At Auto-Dominated CES ’22

Major set manufacturers Samsung, LG and Sony glanced over NextGen TV in their presentations, although Hisense and Tablo unveiled new NextGen-enabled products in this year’s heavily slimmed-down event.

CTA‘s Gary Shapiro: Confirm Gigi Sohn To FCC

Add Consumer Technology Association President Gary Shapiro to the list of those strongly endorsing Gigi Sohn for the fifth seat on the FCC. In a blog post as CTA kicked off CES 2022 yesterday, Shapiro called Sohn ”a pragmatic problem solver who understands what it takes to make innovation thrive.“

Rep. James Clyburn Won’t Make CES In-Person Speech

CTA’s Gary Shapiro On In-Person CES 2022: Time To Get Back To Normal

Consumer Technology Association President Gary Shapiro said exhibitors keep signing up for CES 2022, which launches today (Jan. 5), and that he will feel safer there than he does at his local grocery store. That is according to a transcript from Fox Business News of Shapiro’s appearance Tuesday on the network to talk about CES.

CES Panels Removed From Schedule After Wave Of Cancellations

The CES 2022 schedule is a bit lighter, with much of the action being moved to online video streams and brands’ websites rather than in-person in Las Vegas, and some of the discussions have been removed entirely after many prominent attendees pulled out of the show at the last minute.

ATSC To Offer NextGen TV Progress Report At CES

After a whirlwind end to 2021, with a number of significant market launches announced in December alone, the Advanced Television Systems Committee will review progress of the NextGen TV deployments as well as a look ahead. With the recent addition of NextGen TV service in Los Angeles and Washington, ATSC 3.0 broadcasting now reaches nearly half of all American viewers, the ATSC announced this week.

Talking TV: The Collapse Of CES?

TVNewsCheck‘s Michael Depp talks with technology consultant Shelly Palmer about this week’s Omicron-battered CES, the salvageable elements of the in-person show and his dim view of NextGen TV’s hope for momentum there, plus the implications for future large trade shows.

CES Will Close A Day Early Amid COVID Concerns

CES 2022 just became one day shorter. The Consumer Technology Association announced Friday that CES will now close on Jan. 7 as a safety measure amid concerns about spiking COVID-19 infection rates. While the CTA is touting that 2,200 exhibitors are still confirmed to attend in person, major exhibitors like Microsoft, Google, AMD and Intel have either canceled or modified their in-person CES plans.

Google Cancels In-Person CES Exhibit

“After careful consideration we have decided to withhold from having a presence on the show floor of CES 2022,” a company spokesperson said at the end of last week.

Microsoft Latest Firm To Pull Out Of CES

Microsoft became the latest company Friday to drop out of physically participating in the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) amid a surge in COVID-19 cases driven by the omicron variant.

GM Plans Digital-Only CES Presence Due To COVID

With the Omicron variant of COVID continuing to spread, brands and media outlets are cancelling or pulling back on plans for in-person attendance at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January, including General Motors. General Motors CEO Mary Barra (above) was originally scheduled to deliver an in-person keynote address. The automaker now plans to debut the all-electric Chevrolet Silverado EV via livestream.

CES Insists Tech Conference Will Go On Despite Big-Name Cancellations

CES: Record Number Of Senators To Appear In Person

T-Mobile, Twitter, Meta Scrap CES Plans Due To COVID

T-Mobile is dropping out of CES 2022 because of COVID-19 concerns, the company said Tuesday, with CEO Mike Sievert no longer scheduled to deliver a keynote presentation either in person or virtually. Meta and Twitter came to the same decision, it was announced Tuesday. CES is set to take place during the first week of January, in Las Vegas.

Nielsen Debuting First Version Of Cross-Platform Metric Next Month

Nielsen is getting an early jump on Nielsen One, its cross-platform tool that will enable publishers and marketers to transact on a single metric across linear and digital platforms. While the metric isn’t set to roll out until next December, Nielsen will be debuting the first version of the offering — called Nielsen One Alpha duplicated ad measurement — at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

CES Is Returning To Vegas. Will The Tech World Follow?

Expect a smaller show with some major absences, vaccine passes and a digital component.

CES Moves Forward With Live Las Vegas Event In January, Opens Registration

The announcement comes after Delta-leery sponsors pulled out of NAB’s live Vegas trade show next month, and SCTE walked October’s Cable-Tec Expo back to virtual.

CTA To Require Proof of Vaccination to Attend CES 2022

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) today announced that CES 2022 will require in-person attendees to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. CES 2022 will take place in Las Vegas on Jan. 5-8, 2022. For those who may be unable to travel to Las Vegas, CTA will again create a digital event that will run in parallel with the in-person program. Digital […]

CTA Returning To Las Vegas For CES 2022

The electronics show will convene the tech industry both in-person and digitally on Jan. 5-8, 2022, with 1.000 companies on tap to exhibit.