The 2017 NAB Show exhibition opens Monday, April 24, and there will be much to see for broadcast engineers and technologists who find themselves grappling with the repack of the TV spectrum and a nearly completed new broadcast standard. Five top techs — one each from Gray Television, NBCU O&Os, Nexstar Media Group, Sinclair Broadcast Group and Tegna Media — talk technology and what they will be looking for at this year’s NAB Show. For a recap of TVNewsCheck’s multi-part roundup of NAB Tech Hot Topics, click here.
Following the company’s recent growth, it promotes its five senior vice presidents — Jim Ryan, Kevin Latek, Bob Smith, Nick Waller and Jason Effinger.
It eliminates the COO and regional VP positions and promotes two former regional VPs to SVP positions, joining three others, all reporting to new President-CEO Hilton Howell.
The Gray-owned CBS affiliate in Lincoln-Hastings-Kearney, Neb., decided that it could secure its place by better serving the community when things were at their worst. It took advantage of the “bunker mentality” that has gripped other broadcasters, hiring news pros who had been ousted from larger markets, increasing its staff and launching a variety of new shows, a subchannel newscast and a website, momseveryday.com, that will serve as a model for similar sites on other Gray stations.