Pilot Accepting Innovation Challenge Proposals

This year’s challenge will fund teams to build a working prototype that expands and enhances remote television and radio operations and present it at next year’s NAB Show.

Verizon Media Joins NAB PILOT Coalition

The coalition of broadcasters and technology companies seeks to advance innovation in broadcast industry.

New Approach For PILOT’s Innovation Challenge

The NAB initiative will fund teams to build a working prototype and present at the 2020 NAB Show. Applicants must submit their proposal by Oct. 18.

Three Tech Companies Join NAB’s Pilot Iniative

PILOT To Offer Tech, Innovation Scholarships

PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters, has announced it will offer up to 10 scholarships of $5,000 each to current college sophomores, juniors, seniors entering graduate school and graduate students, for pursuit of studies related to broadcast engineering, media technology and innovation. The scholarships will be administered in partnership with the Broadcast […]

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 […]

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On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Pilot

Pilot, an innovation initiative of the NAB, together with IBM and Frankly Inc., will demonstrate a proof of concept for using Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology for local broadcaster video at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas. The proof of concept will be presented in the Pilot booth, April 9-12. The display will demonstrate the way in […]

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 […]

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. 

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, […]

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 […]

Pilot Sponsors Grady Mobile News Lab

NAB’s Pilot innovation initiative will sponsor the Mobile News Lab project at the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication during fall 2017. The sponsorship will provide the lab with new equipment for producing virtual reality content along with materials for training mobile-media best practices.  The Grady Mobile News Lab launched in Fall 2014 to […]

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PILOT Announces Innovation Challenge

NAB Gets $200,000 From Knight Foundation

The money will be used to discover and fund broadcast news projects that serve local communities as part of the association’s Pilot Innovation Challenge.

Pilot Reveals Innovation Challenge Winners

Pilot, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), announced the winners of its first Pilot Innovation Challenge yesterday, October 31, at NAB Futures in Pebble Beach, California. The Pilot Innovation Challenge recognizes creative ideas that leverage technological advances in the production, distribution and display of engaging content. More than 150 ideas were submitted to address the challenge question, […]

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NAB’s PILOT Names Innovation Challenge Finalists

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IEEE Symposium To Feature Pilot’s John Clark

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Clark’s Quest: Find Next Best Broadcast Tech

As head of NAB’s Pilot program, John Clark is using his background in technology, new media and education to root out people and companies that may have some benefit for broadcasting as it attempts to reinvent itself for the digital age. His mantra: “What are things that we can do that serve our local communities, but at the same time continue to make us have great, growing and viable businesses?”

NAB Offers $20K For Next Big Broadcast Idea

Through its Pilot program, the NAB says it will award $20,000 to the person or persons who come up with the best business idea for how radio and TV broadcasters “can engage their communities with next generation content on any device, whether big, small or moving?” Runners up get $15,000 and $10,000.

Lakana The Latest To Join NAB’s Pilot

NAB’s coalition of leading broadcast/technology organizations adds the digital publishing and content management company as its newest charter member.

NAB’s Pilot Invests In Haystack TV News App

The TV news app aggregates and curates videos from a wide variety of sources and also provides a continuous and personalized headline news channel for consumers. The videos can be viewed on mobile devices, as well as on connected TVs.

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New NAB Pilot Chief Has Passion For Innovation

NAB Creates Pilot To Foster Tech Innovation

NAB Labs is evolving into Pilot, a coalition of media industry stakeholders with the goal of advancing broadcast technology and broadcaster innovation. It will be led by John Clark, formerly of the Reese News Lab at the University of North Carolina.

ABC OKs Rhimes Pilot On Crisis Management