Conventions Lean Toward In-Person Events

With vaccination levels approaching 70% of the adult population, several cable and broadcast conventions, including NAB, CES and SCTE, are planning on making the 2021 slate at least partly an in-person experience for the first time since 2019.

CES Returns To Being A ‘TV Show,’ Albeit Virtual

The International CES electronics extravaganza historically held in Las Vegas in early January, was once a “TV show”—that is, a massive annual exposition and convention to showcase the latest, greatest television receivers and consumer video equipment. This year, the “All-Digital CES 2021” is a pandemic-induced virtual exhibit and conference taking place Jan. 11-14, (with a month of “reruns”). Registration opened on Dec. 3.

Some Observations On CES, Then And Now

TVN FOCUS ON CES 2020

TVN Tech | At CES, NextGen TV’s Coming Out Party

Next week’s CES in Las Vegas will once again take over the Strip with a sprawling, frenetic glimpse into tomorrow’s consumer technology. This time, NextGen TV will make its show floor debut, and hopes are high consumers will notice.

FCC’s Pai Cancels CES Appearance

Following a controversial vote to end Obama-era net neutrality protections, the agency’s chairman calls off plans to be a panelist at the tech industry’s annual trade show.

CES 2016

From High-Flying To Practical: CES In Brief

his year’s CES gadget show, like ones before it, showed off a mix of the dreamy and the practical in technology. Here’s a quick summary of the highlights of CES 2016.

CES 2016

CES To Focus On Tech Industry Innovations

This year’s CES is slated to be the biggest ever, taking up more than 2.4 million square feet of exhibit space, about a 7% increase from a year earlier, when it officially kicks off Wednesday after two days of media previews. There will be less emphasis on the typical CES electronics like televisions, tablets and smartphones, and more attention paid to industry-changing innovations such as connected, electric and driverless cars; the Internet of Things; drones; virtual reality and gaming; and entertainment tech.

CES 2016

CES To Search Bags, Ban Luggage

For the first time ever, attendees at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas — the world’s largest trade show — will have their bags searched upon entering. The show’s sponsor, the Consumer Technology Association, says new security procedures have been implemented “due to recent global tragedies.”

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CES TV Tech: Threats Or Opportunities?

The annual Consumer Electronics Show will showcase game-changing television technologies that have taken TV from a once linear, appointment-based medium into an anything, anywhere, on-any-device reality. Whether they are viewed as challenges that pose an existential threat to over-the-air television or as trail markers along the path to what can be the future of OTA television will largely be a matter of perspective.

CES 2014

CBS Hosts ‘Intelligence’ Bash At CES

While CBS’s new sci-fi series Intelligence aired for the first time on the West Coast last night, CBS hosted a private party for the stars and guests at CES in Las Vegas. Here CBS-KCAL Los Angeles entertainment reporter Suzanne Marques interviews actors (l-r) Meghan Ory, Josh Holloway and Marg Helgenberger.

NATPE, CEA To Study Second-Screen Use

The two-pronged research project will measure how consumers and content creators incorporate second screen to interact with media. The findings will be presented in January 2014 at the International CES and NATPE Market & Conference.

Microsoft Reportedly Plans To Return To CES

After abandoning the annual tech convention this year, the software giant is “officially back” in 2014, according to the conference’s governing group.

CES Host Drops CNET As Awards Picker

The Consumer Electronics Association has dropped CBS-owned CNET as the group that chooses winners of the annual “Best of CES” awards over chages of conflict of interest. CES also elevated the CNET writers’ initial pick for the best gadget of the show, Dish Network”s The Hopper, to co-winner along with a gaming tablet called Razer Edge.

CES 2013

Panel: Ultra High Def Is Essential Next Step

As hyped as it’s been at this year’s CES, ultra high definition 4K television has been a technology searching for a reason to exist. But a panel Thursday agreed that UHD is essential for bringing the cinema experience into the home.

CES 2013

Broadcasting In 8K Could Start In 2020

With set makers working hard to push adoption of 4K as TV’s next-gen format, work is moving forward on 8K. Visitors to the Consumer Electronics Show are brought up to date on “super high vision” which boasts an eye-popping 7,680 x 4,320 resolution.

Despised By Nets, Auto Hop Is Award Winner

With the same fervor that some consumers display when skipping commercials with DVRs, some network executives want to eliminate a certain Dish Network device. But if they succeed, they’ll be ridding the world of an engineering feat. At least according to one group. The Consumer Electronics Association has named the AutoHop functionality an “honoree” for an innovative design and engineering award linked with its Consumer Electronics Show.

Microsoft Says 2012 CES Will Be Its Last

Microsoft said the next Consumer Electronics Show, to be held Jan. 9-12 in Las Vegas, will be the last show at which it has a booth or the CEO delivers the customary kick-off speech. Microsoft says it will continue to use CES as a place to connect to customers, but it won’t have a booth because its product milestones don’t align with the show’s January timing.

Spike TV To Air 12 Hours From CES

Spike TV Named TV Partner Of 2012 CES

Spike TV and the Consumer Electronics Association today announced an exclusive partnership that includes plans to telecast live coverage from the 2012 International CES, the world’s largest consumer technology tradeshow. Spike will also introduce CES All Access Live, which will offer tech fans more than 12 hours of 2012 CES coverage across multiple platforms — […]

Mobile DTV Tally: 126 Stations By Year’s End

The Open Mobile Video Coalition finds that while stations in 48 markets will be ready to go, tablets, smart phones and other personal devices capable of receiving the signals will be not be available until well into 2012. OMVC is working on the necessary guidelines so that samples can be built and shown to retailers at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.

Apple’s Absence To Be Felt At CES

Apple Inc. It won’t be at the International Consumer Electronics Show, which kicks off this week in Las Vegas, but its tablet computer, the iPad, is the most important new product for an industry that needs to once again excite consumers. But nearly every other company in the industry will be there for CES, which runs Thursday to Sunday