Best of Show Awards are judged by a panel of engineers and industry experts on the criteria of innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.
Broadcasters and agencies agree on the need to automate ad buying and selling, but problems persist, including incompatible automation platforms. The biggest roadblock, however, seems to be figuring out how to pay for it. “It is an unfortunate truth that neither side wants to pay for this,” said Videa’s Shereta Williams. “It is also an unfortunate truth that this is an expensive business.
Sales of most media technology companies are basically flat while their R&D and marketing costs continue to run high, forcing some to reexamine how they sell in a traditionally demanding and rapidly changing market. Above, a Vizrt virtual set demonstration this week at the NAB Show.
Sinclair’ EVP Steve Pruett used an NAB panel on Wednesday to lay out a loosely defined vision for a nationally distributed Sinclair news platform.
The shoulder-mounted GY-HC900 “Connected Cam” features the same streaming capability that has made ProHD camcorders popular with many station groups.
TVNewsCheck’s 2018 Women in Technology Awards, presented at the NAB Show on Tuesday, honored a trio of women praised for their sharp thinking, strong leadership, listening and communication skills. HBO’s Diane Tryneski (center), Dolby Laboratories’ Jaclyn Pytlarz (left) and KIRO’s Deb Adeogba all accepted awards. (John Staley photo)
TVNewsCheck presented its 2018 Women in Technology Awards (the eighth annual) on Tuesday at a ceremony in Las Vegas. HBO’s Diane Tryneski (center) was honored with the Women in Tehnology Leadership Award, while Dolby Laboratories’ Jaclyn Pytlarz (left) and KIRO Seattle’s Deborah Adeogba (right) received Technology Women to Watch honors. (John Staley photo)
The FCC chairman says his approach to broadcast regulations is “You either believe in scrapping outdated regulations or you don’t. We do.” And he thanks broadcasters for their support, especially during the controversy over net neutrality which resulted in death threats.
Among the lessons learned in the wake of covering a tragedy is the value of counselors for staff and the importance of having close working ties with law enforcement when such a catastrophe with numerous moving parts unfolds.