NAB Education Foundation Elects Brown As Chair

The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) has elected board member and president of Bonneville International Corp., Darrell K. Brown, as chairman of its board of directors, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Brown assumes the seat previously occupied by Patrick Communications President Larry Patrick, who served as chairman since 2015. Brown oversees Bonneville’s 22 radio stations in the Denver, Phoenix, Sacramento, […]

NABEF Accepting Applications For 2019 Technology Apprenticeship Program

The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) is accepting applications for the 2019 Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP). TAP provides graduating college seniors with the connections and experience to start successful careers in media technology. Over the course of six months, participants attend NAB Show in Las Vegas; complete a paid, two-month apprenticeship at a radio or television station; become Certified Broadcast Technologists through […]

NAB To FCC: Don’t Jeopardize C-Band

NAB has called on the FCC to recognize the important role C-band plays in content delivery for radio and television stations, MVPDs and OTT operators, to be judicious in the way it makes decisions about reallocating part of the band for wireless use and not to take steps that will degrade C-band satellite service by allowing shared use in the non-reallocated part of the band.

DMA 124: SANTA BARBARA, CA

NPG Launching First Small-Market 3.0 Test

NPG is partnering with the NAB and Pearl TV alliance of broadcasters to launch the new 3.0 standard in Santa Barbara on ABC affiliate KSBB. The test is designed to allow broadcasters in the nation’s mid-to-smaller markets see exactly how next-gen TV will enhance services for local viewers and for broadcasters.

NAB Show Launches TVXchange

NAB Show, together with strategic partnership broker VerticalXchange, will produce and host a series of events featuring one-on-one business meetings for television and video professionals with pre-qualified technology companies through the new TVXchange, presented by NAB Show. The first TVXchange will be held June 2-5, 2019 in Park City, Utah. The three-day event will feature curated […]

NAB Launches Fight Against STELAR Renewal

The National Association of Broadcasters is circulating a policy paper on Capitol Hill advocating for not renewing the STELAR law (Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act) when it expires at the end of 2019. STELAR reauthorizes the satellite compulsory distant signal license for five years. But last time around it was also a vehicle for some cable-friendly changes to retrans, including renewing the FCC’s enforcement of good faith retrans negotiations and extending the commission’s prohibition on coordinated retrans negotiations among noncommonly owned TV stations in a market from the top four to all stations.

NAB To FCC: Minimize Repack Disruption

The FCC should seek to minimize disruptions to TV viewers and FM radio listeners as it firms up how it will distribute the $1 billion additionally allocated by Congress to reimburse broadcasters for their channel relocation expenses, NAB said in comments filed with the agency.

NAB Show Seeks Technical Paper Proposals For 2019 BEITC

NAB: White Spaces Database Still Not Ready

The National Association of Broadcasters says more work needs to be done on the FCC’s system for identifying where incumbent TV station spectrum users and fixed unlicensed white spaces devices are before using it to allow unlicensed wireless (broadband) use in those so-called “white spaces” between channels.

Wendy Williams To Receive NAB Impact Award

The honor is in recognition of her 10 years on daytime television and 33 years in broadcasting. She will also participate in a featured main stage keynote session at NAB Show New York with Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein.

Pilot Innovation Challenge Open For Submissions

Pilot, NAB’s technology innovation initiative, is accepting submissions for the third annual pilot Innovation Challenge. The program recognizes creative ideas that leverage technological advances in the production, distribution and display of engaging content. The program also provides support to the winners for development. This year’s challenge question is “What is an innovative way broadcasters and other […]

Phil Guy Joins NAB As European Sales Manager

The National Association of Broadcasters today announced thatPhil Guy will join NAB’s Conventions and Business Operations department as European sales manager. He will represent NAB Show, selling sponsorships and advertising to companies located in Europe, and will report to NAB SVP of Business Development Eric Trabb. Guy spent the past 15 years as sponsorship and advertising manager for […]

Patrick McCreery Joins NAB TV Board

The president of Meredith Local Media succeeds the now-retired Paul Karpowicz. As president, he oversees Meredith’s 17 local TV stations that reach more than 11% of U.S. households. McCreery also oversees MNI Targeted Media, which joined Meredith’s Local Media Group after the acquisition of Time Inc.

NAB To FCC: Reject Cable 3.0 Recon Petitions

Broadcasters have asked the FCC to dismiss cable operator petitions to reconsider parts of its framework for allowing broadcasters to roll out the new ATSC 3.0 transmission standard, saying cable ops are simply rehashing rejected positions in order to get different results.

Local TV Seeks to Exploit Facebook Woes

“Broadcasters are competing for viewers and advertisers against gigantic multinational players,” NAB CEO Gordon Smith says ahead of the association’s annual bash, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 7-12.

Trabb New NAB Business Development SVP

The former Imas Publishing and NewBay Media sales exec joins the trade group with responsibility for leading and managing the association’s sales team.

Local Broadcasters: A Lifeline In Florida

Day in and day out across America local broadcasters are a trusted source of critical news and information. Never is that role more important than in times of emergency and severe weather when broadcasters become a lifeline to communities in need. NAB and the Broadcast Education Association storm chasers set out once again to document the indispensable role that local radio and television stations serve as “first informers” during times of emergency. Here’s the latest installment in this powerful video series.

PILOT Introduces Pitch Prize Competition

PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters, is launching the PILOT Pitch Prize, a competition for early-stage startup companies to receive seed funding and support for providing technology solutions that could help broadcasters. Finalists will compete in a live pitch event at NAB Show New York, held Oct. 17-18, 2018 at the Javits Convention […]

April Carty-Sipp Joins NAB As TV SVP

The 20-year television industry executive will oversee the trade association’s day-to-day television operations starting on March 1.

WRAL, NBCU, NAB Showcase Next-Gen TV

Hundreds gathered to see the future of television in Raleigh, N.C. Monday was the first time ATSC 3.0 was used to publicly show the benefits and features of the new standard with an Olympic event. The demo also included Advanced Emergency Alerting that can show location-specific, interactive warnings.

NAB To Honor Green As ‘Champion’

Gene Green, the congressman from Texas, will receive the association’s inaugural Broadcast Champion Award at its State Leadership Conference on Feb. 27 in Washington.

NAB’s Pilot Highlighting Broadcast Innovation

The new Broadcast Innovation Stories campaign will feature 10 video profiles focusing on people in the broadcasting industry working on innovative technologies that provide programming and information to viewers and listeners in unique ways. 

NAB Sells Headquarters Building For $32M

The National Association of Broadcasters has cashed out of its national headquarters building near Washington’s Dupont Circle as it plans to move to a new home being built for it in the Capitol Riverfront. The NAB has sold its long-time home at 1771 N St. NW for $31.6 million, or nearly $534 per square foot, to an affiliate of Stream Realty Partners. The sale comes about five months after CBRE Group began marketing the 59,166-square-foot building to prospective buyers.

VIDEO CONVERSATION WITH JOE DORREGO

The Coexistence Of Business And Art

New Role For NAB’s John David

The association’s longtime EVP of radio will become senior adviser beginning Feb. 1.

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Entries Accepted For Service To America Awards

The National Association of Broadcasters Education Association is accepting entries for the 2018 Celebration of Service to America Awards, recognizing outstanding community service by local broadcasters. Winners will be recognized at the 20th annual Celebration of Service to America Awards gala held Tuesday, June 12, at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington. The awards program, now […]

Pilot, Local Media Association Set Video Summit

Pilot, NAB’s innovation initiative, in partnership with the Local Media Association (LMA), will host The Video Summit: A Forum for Video Business Solutions on Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018, at NAB headquarters in Washington. The event will explore new strategies for video as they relate to over-the-top providers, broadcast, social media and emerging content distribution platforms. “The rapid expansion […]

NAB Joins GENIVI Showcase At Automobility LA

The NAB and the GENIVI Alliance, a collaborative community of automakers and their suppliers developing open software for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and the connected car, are collaborating on automotive radio technology. NAB joins the GENIVI Showcase at AutoMobility LA 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center, Nov. 27-30. The relationship between GENIVI and NAB stems from NAB’s PILOTprogram aimed at […]

Pilot Reveals Innovation Challenge Winners

Pilot, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), announced the winners of its second annual PILOT Innovation Challenge yesterday, Nov. 12, at NAB Futures in Palo Alto, Calif. The Pilot Innovation Challenge recognizes creative ideas that leverage technological advances in the production, distribution and display of engaging content. Over 150 ideas were submitted to address the challenge question, […]

DMA 19: CLEVELAND

NAB, CTA To Launch 3.0 Test Station

A joint NAB-CTA “Living Laboratory” in Cleveland is designed to help broadcasters and manufacturers prepare for the launch of ATSC 3.0 services.

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Modernizing The Mother Of All Media Regs

Yesterday, the FCC at long last announced its intention to reform its woefully outdated broadcast ownership rules. To say that these changes are past due is an understatement. Clearly, not every long-standing FCC rule should be eliminated or modified just because of its age. But the broadcast ownership rules fail to reflect today’s digital media marketplace.

Newberry Joins NAB As Special Projects EVP

Steve Newberry, the group’s former Joint Board chairman, will focus on multiple NAB initiatives, including the construction of a new headquarters facility in Washington.

NAB Donates 10,000 Radios To Puerto Rico

The National Association of Broadcasters announced today it will be sending 10,000 battery-operated radios to Puerto Rico for distribution to residents affected by Hurricane Maria. NAB, the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations and multiple U.S. broadcasters are funding the initiative. NAB is working with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and local Puerto Rican authorities […]

New Role For NAB’s Marcellus Alexander

At the end of the year, he will give up his role as head of NAB’s Television Department, staying on as president of the NAB Education Foundation and will become senior adviser to the TV Department.

Fox CFO Joe Dorrego Set For NAB NY Confab

The first-ever ‘TV on Wall Street’ conference will take place Oct. 19 at New York’s Javits Center as part of the two-day (Oct. 18-19) NAB Show New York. It’s aimed at providing”a business perspective on the economic influences driving the evolution of media, including new technologies and investment opportunities.”

 

Fox CFO Joe Dorrego Set For NAB NY Confab

The first-ever conference, on Oct. 19, is part of the two-day (Oct. 18-19) NAB Show New York at the Javits Center. It’s aimed a providing a business perspective on the economic influences driving the evolution of media, including new technologies and investment opportunities.

IBM Joins NAB’s PILOT Program

IBM has joined the National Association of Broadcasters’ (NAB) PILOT program. PILOT brings together innovative companies, educators and advocates with broadcasters to advance broadcast technologies and cultivate new media opportunities. PILOT consists of broadcasting and technology stakeholders, such as new media broadcast operators, measurement and attribution companies, advertising partners and technology providers. Among other goals, PILOT’s working […]

NAB Launches Repack Education Website

TVAnswers.org offers educational sections explaining to viewers why the transition is occurring, when stations in their area are changing channels and what steps they need to take to continue receiving their local TV stations. 

NAB Extends CEO Gordon Smith’s Contract

The new deal will keep him at the top of the trade association through March 2023. He’s been president-CEO since 2009.