NAB Calls AT&T STELAR Message ‘Misleading’

The association’s CEO Gordon Smith says: “DirecTV is doing a serious disservice to both its customers and to Congress by running these misleading messages. We urge you to reconsider … and to work with local broadcasters to ensure that all DirecTV customers receive their network programming from local TV affiliates.”

NAB Now Owns Its New Headquarters

The association plans to relocate to its new home in Washington at 1 M Street S.E. near Nationals Park by early 2020.

NAB Launches 2019 Congressional PSAs

The public service program features 303 members of Congress and their family members.

Smith: Big Tech Needs Public Interest Scrutiny

National Association of Broadcasters President Gordon Smith said the government should start applying a public interest standard to Google and Facebook and other Big Tech titans. That was in an interview for C-SPAN’s Communicators series.

Smullin to Receive NAB’s Chuck Sherman TV Leadership Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) will honor Patricia Smullin with the Chuck Sherman Television Leadership Award at the NAB Small Market Television Exchange (SMTE), held September 12 – 14 in Austin, Texas. “Patsy’s passion for excellence in small market local television is unmatched,” said NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith. “She exemplifies the […]

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Jessell | Let’s Do Away With Anti-Retrans Quinquennials

Every five years, satellite operators ask Congress to renew the law that gives them the right to import network affiliated broadcast signals into “white areas” where subscribers cannot get local affiliates off air. And every five years, the operators and their cable allies try to dirty the bill with provisions that will make it more difficult for broadcasters to negotiate for retransmisson consent fees. NAB’s job is clear: Convince Congress to kill the renewal legislation or pass a “clean” bill and make it permanent.

NAB Ups Ahmed To Media Relations VP

The association’s director of media relations, Zamir Ahmed, is promoted. He will shape messaging for NAB communications in the public policy arena and serve as an occasional spokesman in dealing with trade and consumer press.

Jordan Wertlieb Elected NAB Joint Board Chair

In addition, Emily Barr becomes TV chair and David Santrella was elected radio chair.

NAB Hits Opposition To FCC Ownership Changes

When it comes to those opposing modifications to the FCC’s media ownership rules, the National Association of Broadcasters is not holding back in its most recent comments. The organization wrote that comments submitted in opposition to reform are “fundamentally backward” in this new media marketplace.

Michelle Duke Named NABLF President

She is promoted from vice president to succeed the retiring Marcellus Alexander as head of the NAB Leadership Foundation.