Last week’s late cancellation of the NAB Show in October has dealt another major blow to the media technology industry. The ripple effects, vendors say, will be far ranging.
The National Association of Broadcasters has canceled its in-person event slated for next month in Las Vegas, citing the pandemic and Delta variant as presenting insurmountable challenges to the NAB Show.
TVNewsCheck has opened balloting for its 2021 Women in Technology Awards. Presented each year at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, the awards recognize women who have substantially influenced the development of technology in the media and entertainment industry, or who show great promise of doing so. Pictured are 2019 Women in Technology Awards Honorees Madeleine Noland, Tish Graham, Abby Auerbach, Larissa Görner and Deb Grivois.
The pandemic will affect the shows, attendees and exhibitors for years to come. Each of us now has a chance to think about where we as an industry go from here.
Nominations for the 10th annual Women in Technology Awards may now be submitted in three categories: The Women in Technology Leadership Award, The Women in Technology Futurist Award and the Technology Women to Watch Award. The presentation ceremony and reception is set for Tuesday, April 21, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, where the NAB Show will be in full swing.
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.
At the NAB Show, NAGRA, BitRouter and Harmonic will demonstrate a new solution that provides broadcasters and device manufacturers with the most flexible way to prepare for the launch of the new ATSC 3.0 Next Generation Broadcast Standard and related video services on both connected and unconnected ATSC 3.0 devices. The solution is on display at […]
NAB is taking steps to reduce the cost of exhibiting at the NAB Show in Las Vegas by unveiling a significantly lower drayage fee (almost 40%) covering transport of materials offloaded from shipping containers outside the exhibit halls, moved to vendors’ booths and at the close of the show returned to the containers.
The National Cable Telecommunications Association plans to conduct INTX from Wednesday, April 26, through Friday, April 28, next year in Washington. That’s in direct conflict with the NAB’s plan to hold the NAB Show from Saturday, April 22, through Thursday, April 27, in Las Vegas.
Along with a growing number of companies serving the TV industry, there has been a change in technology leadership. Both computer companies and smaller U. S. entries commanded growing positions. This is a direct byproduct of the shift from hardware to software as the dominant factor. There was still plenty of hardware for sale in Las Vegas, but most of the buzz was about the cloud, collaboration, workflow, streaming, social media, software tools and solutions.
Following tough hits from the recession, NAB faces new challenges to its biggest revenue source.
Mark Siegel, president of Advanced Broadcast Solutions, went to the NAB Show with a critical eye on the exhibitors and their offerings. He recaps the big trends (multiplatform distribution, cloud processing and centralcasting) as well as traffic replacing master control as the heart of TV stations, rapid developments in lighting, IP for ENG and his surprise at the lack of enthusiasm by stations for virtual news sets.
The FCC’s proposed voluntary auction for broadcasters is among a number of hot topics on tap at the Las Vegas gathering that have little to do with technology.
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will deliver a keynote speech during the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas, show organizers announced today. Genachowski’s remarks will be made during the FCC Chairman’s Breakfast on Tuesday, April 12.
Broadcasters Foundation will present Quaal Awards to six individuals at its NAB breakfast in April: Andy Fisher, Cox Television (retired); Dennis Swanson, Fox Television Stataions; Erwin Krasnow, Garvey Schubert Barer; John Dille, Federated Media; Robert F.X. Sillerman, CKX Inc.; and Richard Ferguson, New City Communications and Cox Radio (retired).
The April 12 session in Las Vegas will feature discussions on new competition, growth opportunities for local and network television on new digital devices and government efforts to reclaim additional television spectrum.
Del Parks, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s engineering VP, has a full plate of projects — and spending— this year at his 58 stations. His company is well along on upgrading operations to HD news and overhauling master controls. At the upcoming NAB Show, he and his team will be looking for content management solutions and he’s very curious about exploring digital fingerprinting technology and ways that broadcasters can deliver content directly to the new generation of Internet-connected TVs.
The longtime National Association of Broadcasters president will be presented with the group’s top honor at the opening keynote of this year’s convention in Las Vegas on April 11.