NAB Show Rebooting For The Future

While most broadcasters and equipment vendors still view the annual NAB Show as an essential stop, attendance and exhibitors have declined the past few years. Show organizers are being proactive by tweaking the schedule of next year’s show in an effort to attract fresh traffic.

IP Transition Boosts Flexibility, Content Options

Transitioning from SDI to IP has enabled Canal+ to produce content more efficiently and to find new ways to reuse it, said Pierre Maillat, broadcast imagineer at the French pay TV provider. He spoke at a Cisco-sponsored event at the NAB Show where Roger Crothers, head of technology for BBC Wales, said the BBC’s first dive into IP workflow would create a roadmap for moving the rest of its six major broadcast centers to IP and that he anticipates new synergies to emerge when that happens. Ted Schilowitz, futurist for Paramount Pictures, added that IP better delivers the experience younger viewers have come to expect. A pair of video highlights of the session are here. Pictured (l-r): Dave Ward,  SVP chief architect and CTO of engineering, Cisco; Gene Arantowicz, solution engineering manager and media practice lead, World Wide Technology; Schilowitz; Maillat and Crothers.

4K 4Charity Races Past $1M At NAB Show

Elemental Technologies, an Amazon Web Services company, announced the 4K 4Charity Fun Run held at the 2019 NAB Show raised more than $68,000 for Girls Who Code, a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and to change the image of what a programmer looks like. This most recent run brought […]


Tish Graham Of ABC Talks Women In Tech

ABC’s Tish Graham is the first woman to lead technology at a television station group. As the winner of TVNewsCheck’s 2019 Women in Technology Leadership Award, she discusses what it takes to succeed in the challenging and changing TV industry. (Video by John Staley)


Jessell | News And Views From NAB 2019

Good feelings about the broadcasting business at the NAB last week were tempered by the slow pace of ownership regulations at the FCC and Justice Department and the threat from the ever-growing roster of direct-to-consumer streaming services. Some other random takeaways: Is the convention shrinking? | ATSC 3.0 felt more like ATSC 2.4. | There’s a repack disconnect. | Reporting on the Trump White House.


Five Takeaways From NAB 2019

The NAB Show still features a mind-numbing sprawl of video cameras and booms and rigs, enough to overwhelm even the most rabid broadcast engineer. But NAB has truly evolved to become a gathering that now represents the present and future of media.

Black News Channel Taps Vizrt Tool For Launch

Black News Channel (BNC), a new cable news channel aimed at African-American viewers, announced at the NAB Show in Las Vegas that it will use an end-to-end workflow from Vizrt when it launches in November. BNC will use an integrated broadcasting package that includes: Viz Pilot, Viz Trio, Viz World, Viz Social TV, Viz Multichannel, Viz Engine, Viz Virtual Studio, Viz Multiplay, and Viz […]

Red Bee Achieves 3.5 Second Latency For Live OTT Feed

Red Bee Media said on the second day of NAB Show 2019, it managed to reach a record low latency on its live OTT feed. The feed was created with a live camera transmitting from the NAB Show floor to Red Bee’s European cloud via the open internet, exploiting the open standard SRT transport protocol. […]

Regulatory Issues From The NAB Show

Questions about regulations from Washington don’t disappear just because you are spending time in Las Vegas, and this week’s NAB Show brought discussion of many such issues. Here’s a recap of news about some imminent actions on some  issues pending before the FCC.

Full Range Of Solutions From Grass Valley At NAB

At NAB Show 2019, Grass Valley demonstrated its end-to-end offering of reliable, open standards-based solutions for content creators and broadcasters. “In today’s rapidly shifting mediascape, the battle for attention from viewers and support from advertisers is creating dynamic challenges for our customers and our industry,” says Tim Shoulders, president of Grass Valley. At NAB Grass […]