News Media Groups Request Front-line Journalists Be Included in Early Vaccine Deployment

Fourteen organizations note the risks of COVID-19 exposure during necessary newsgathering.

NAB Breaks Ground On New Headquarters

NAB broke ground for its new headquarters Monday in the fast-developing Capitol Riverfront neighborhood of Washington, not far from the Anacostia River, the Washington Nationals’ ballpark and about 1 mile from the U.S. Capitol, visible from the site.

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NAB Show New York Attendance Tops 7,200

NAB To Break Ground On New HQ Next Spring

The new 10-story building willl be located at the corner of South Capitol and M Streets, SE, a “gateway” to the vibrant Capitol Riverfront section of Washington.It will be exactly one mile from the U.S. Capitol and two blocks from the Washington Nationals ballpark. Move-in is slated for early 2018.

NAB Study Refutes Pay-TV Must-Carry Claims

A new study commissioned by the National Association of Broadcasters, National Religious Broadcasters and the National Black Religious Broadcasters, finds that cable and satellite claims that must-carry is a burden are not valid and that their carriage capacity is not constrained by technological barriers.

NAB’s Valerie Schulte Retiring After 30+ Years

NAB Deputy General Counsel Valerie Schulte is retiring from the organization on Friday, Aug. 30. Since joining NAB in 1980, Schulte has worked on many of the most important issues before the FCC for free and local broadcasters — including children’s television regulations, the digital TV transition, digital radio issues, and legal issues related to satellite radio.

Litton, NAB Team For Video Description PSA

Dave Morgan, CEO-president of Litton Entertainment, today announced a partnership with the National Association of Broadcasters to provide television stations nationwide with a first of its kind public service announcement. Featuring Jeff Corwin, scientist and host of Litton’s Ocean Mysteries, this PSA explains the details of video description, a service now available to viewers that […]

No Political Plans Now, NAB’s Smith Says

Gordon Smith, NAB president and former Republican U.S. senator from Oregon, says that although he may get the “call” to public service again, he’s now too busy — and happy — working in the private sector and living in the nonstop beehive of Washington, D.C., to think about running for anything.

NAB Goes To Supreme Court Over Ownership

Broadcasters are urging the Supreme Court to loosen restrictions that prevent companies from owning newspapers, radio stations and television stations in the same market.

NAB Makes Govt. Relations Staff Moves

Kelly Cole is promoted to EVP while Curtis LeGeyt will join the staff from the Senate Judiciary Committee on Nov. 1.

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NAB: FCC Broadband Plan Would Kill Stations

A new analysis of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan by the National Association of Broadcasters finds that a minimum of 210 full-power TV stations could go dark and that 40% of all TV stations in U.S. could either leave the business or be assigned a new channel. It also says stations in the top 10 markets could be severely impacted, with “Northern Border” stations in Detroit, Buffalo, Cleveland and Seattle threatened. NAB calls on the FCC to immediately make public its analyses of the plan’s potential negative impact on viewers of free and local television.

NAB’s Smith Endorses Romney For President

NAB President and former U.S. senator from Oregon Gordon Smith yesterday released  a statement saying former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney “has a proven job creation record as governor and in the private sector.”

NAB’s Knight Heads To Railroad Association

Laurie Knight, executive VP of government relations for the National Association of Broadcasters, is exiting the trade association for an SVP post at the Association of American Railroads.

NAB Completes Merger With MSTV

With the merger finalized, four of MSTV’s five employees have joined NAB, including Victor Tawil and Bruce Franca.

NAB To FCC On Retrans: It Ain’t Broke

The National Association of Broadcasters warns the FCC against micromanaging retransmission consent negotiations and ticks off the things it thinks would be doing just that. In its comments in the FCC’s retrans rule review — due May 27 at the commission — NAB says that “substantial and numerous changes,” which have been sought by cable and satellite operators, are unwarranted.

Kevin Gage Joins NAB As Chief Tech Officer

The 20-year technology vet helped launch WB Network, headed the technology group at Warner Music and developed on-line strategies at NBCU.

ATSC ANNUAL MEETING

NAB’s Smith: Spectrum Crucial To Next-Gen

The NAB president says he welcomes the Advanced Television Systems Committee’s work on creating the next generation of TV technical standards, but emphasizes that for the new over-the-air TV innovations to work, stations must not be forced to give back spectrum.

NAB Study Rejects Spectrum ‘Crisis’ Claim

In the latest iteration of the battle between broadcasters and the wireless industry, the NAB released a study on Tuesday arguing that there is no spectrum “crisis.” According to NAB, the study shows “that insufficient analysis and reliance on faulty information in the formation of the FCC’s National Broadband Plan has led to the overstated assumption of a nationwide spectrum ‘crisis.’ “

Q&A WITH EDDIE FRITTS

Thoughts From An NAB Maverick

He negotiated must-carry, pushed through regulatory reform and helped facilitate the transition from analog to digital television broadcasting. For 23 years, Edward O. Fritts was at the helm of the National Association of Broadcasters, steering the organization from a modest-sized lobbying firm to one of the most powerful and influential lobbying organizations in Washington.

NAB Adds Group Stations, Independents

Local TV is the latest group owner to join the trade association, adding its 19 stations. In addition, six independent TVs and a number of standalone and noncommercial radio stations have come on board.

MSTV Board OKs Merger With NAB

As TVNewsCheck reported on Monday, the board of directors of the Association for Maximum Service Television (MSTV) voted unanimously today to approve merging MSTV with the National Association of Broadcasters. NAB’s Television Board had previously voted in favor of the merger proposal. MSTV said the legacy of MSTV’s 54 years of TV spectrum protection and technology policy advocacy will be continued under the consolidated leadership of NAB President-CEO Gordon Smith. This action also complements the NAB board’s moves to elevate the focus on technology issues within the organization.

NAB’s Smith Leads Stations In Spectrum Fray

Veteran politician,businessman and now the top evangelist for broadcasters, Gordon Smith, the president of the National Association of Broadcasters, is telling his former Capitol Hill colleagues that the federal government’s plan to bolster wireless networks could end up darkening signals for hundreds of stations around the country.

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Eddie Fritts To Receive NAB’s DSA

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.

NAB: Market Definitions Don’t Need Changing

It ain’t broke, so don’t try to fix it. That was the gist of the National Association of Broadcasters’ comments Monday to the FCC about the current system of determining who is eligible to receive out-of-market TV stations signals.

NAB Kicks Off ‘Future Of TV’ Campaign

The consumer-focused promotional campaign features TV and radio spots that direct viewers and listeners to a new informational website, TheFutureOfTV.org.

NAB Promoting Future Of Broadcast TV

Broadcasters are urged to air new TV and radio spots Jan. 4-24 in conjunction with the launch of TheFutureOfTV.org.

Pizzi Joins NAB Science & Tech Department

The National Association of Broadcasters announced today the hiring of Skip Pizzi as director, digital strategies. Pizzi, who will join NAB on Dec. 20, will report to Lynn Claudy, SVP of science and technology. Most recently, Pizzi was technology editor at Radio Ink magazine, and a media technology consultant for U.S. and international broadcasters, government […]