IAB Goes Virtual, Features Fauci Keynote

The Interactive Advertising Bureau this morning unveiled highlights of the agenda for its annual conference, which will be held virtually March 8-12, and which will feature speakers such as Dr. Anthony Fauci, Sen. Ron Wyden and WPP CEO Mark Read.

ATSC 3.0 Backers Tout Brighter Picture For NextGen TV At CES 2021

The pitch for ATSC 3.0, the IP-based broadcast television standard marketed as NextGen TV, often focuses on the 4K resolution it can deliver over the air. But at the online-only CES 2021, industry executives suggested it might appeal more to viewers’ ears than their eyes. “We’ve had a lot of conversations around audio and NextGen,” said Grace Dolan, Samsung VP for integrated marketing, at a “Next Generation Television in Focus” panel Tuesday morning.

Virtual CES: Sony Highlights New Headphone Tech For Remote Sound Mixing

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TVN Executive Session | Virtual CES Foreshadows Post-Pandemic Glimpses

Next week’s CES will feature virtualized presentations of new 8K TV sets, streaming technology and ever-improving home video production tools that will be of interest to broadcasters. Veteran consultant Shelly Palmer says smart TVs will take a leap forward, smartphone tech will pause until post-pandemic mobility returns and huge trade shows like CES itself will never be the same again.

NBCU’s Lazarus To Kick Off NATPE Virtual Miami

NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Chairman Mark Lazarus will be the opening opening keynoter of the virtual gathering. He will be joined on stage by Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of NBC News’ Today, who will moderate the fireside conversation.

2021 HPA Tech Retreat Details Virtual Conference Plans

MipTV 2021 Moves Online

MipTV in April is moving online as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc with the film and TV calendars. Organizer Reed Midem confirmed the news today. Sister events MipDoc and MipFormats will also be digital.

NABLF To Produce Virtual Celebration Of Service To America Awards In 2021

CES Returns To Being A ‘TV Show,’ Albeit Virtual

The International CES electronics extravaganza historically held in Las Vegas in early January, was once a “TV show”—that is, a massive annual exposition and convention to showcase the latest, greatest television receivers and consumer video equipment. This year, the “All-Digital CES 2021” is a pandemic-induced virtual exhibit and conference taking place Jan. 11-14, (with a month of “reruns”). Registration opened on Dec. 3.

NewFronts To Be Held Virtually In May 2021

After last spring’s upfront events were canceled because of the coronavirus, many wondered what their future would be. Most of the events were redone as digital gatherings. In the first announcement about the 2020-21 TV season, the NewFronts, featuring digital video, will be held by livestream the week of May 3, closer than ever to the broadcast network upfronts, traditionally scheduled for right after Mother’s Day.

NATPE To Embrace Global Role Of MVPDs

A new initiative kicks off with a NATPE V-Fronts session Dec. 15 and will continue throughout 2021 including NATPE Virtual Miami in January. The association will also form an MVPD committee led by industry executives.

David Bohrman To Be NewsTECHForum’s Keynote Interview

The veteran TV news executive with tenures at CNN, ABC News and NBC News (among numerous other organizations) will look at the dramatic ways in which news trust and technology are reshaping the industry’s fundamentals in the keynote interview at TVNewsCheck’s virtual NewsTECHForum on Dec. 15. Register here.

Daytime Emmys And Other NATAS Awards Shows To Remain Virtual Through 2021

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Tuesday that all of its awards shows will remain virtual through 2021. This includes the Daytime Emmys, Sports Emmys, News and Documentary Emmys and Technology and Engineering Emmys.

‘Crossing Jordan’ Cast Set Virtual Reunion To Promote Stacey Abrams’ Fair Fight In Georgia

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Virtual SMPTE Tackles Changing Industry

In largely prerecorded sessions, SMPTE’s annual conference this week has drawn about 1,300 attendees and had a focus on esports. Using the cloud for everyday production was another emphasis. Above, the Virtual Tour of Flanders esports event, produced by race organizer Flanders Classics, cycling simulator firm Bkool, cloud production vendor Kiswe and VRT’s sports channel Sporza, featured 13 professional riders racing a simulated course on stationary “roller” setups at home.

NATPE Sets 2021 Virtual Conference Slate

In addition to NATPE Virtual Miami, each of three new events are a full component of the NATPE Virtual platform, a highly interactive experience designed to address the current content business environment.

Eight Industry Leaders To Keynote SMPTE 2020

Their research, innovation and application of new technologies and techniques are shaping the future of media and entertainment.

SMPTE Unveils Program For SMPTE 2020

The interactive remote conference format offers peer-reviewed technical paper presentations, training and networking events, plus a live esports competition.

NAB Show NY To Honor Meredith Vieira

The journalist, host and executive producer will receive the 2020 NAB Show New York Impact Award, honoring her influence and impact on the overall industry.

Sony Pictures Television Launches Virtual Formats Festival Amid Mipcom Disruption

TV CEOs On Industry’s Dramatic Year At TV2025

Leaders from Sinclair, E.W. Scripps, Graham Media and Entertainment Studios will share their outlook on a momentous year and its implications for revenue prospects, M&A, NextGen TV and an evolving relationship with the networks at TVNewsCheck’s virtual conference TV2025: Monetizing the Future on Oct. 21. Register here.

TPI Aspen Forum Goes Virtual: First Peek At Agenda

CTA Shifts Dates For Virtual CES 2021

Next year’s CES, the world’s biggest consumer-technology trade show, has been pushed back a few days in January 2021, the Consumer Technology Association announced. CTA also announced Verizon chairman/CEO Hans Vestberg as the kickoff keynoter for the online-only event. Originally, CES 2021 was scheduled to run Jan. 6-9, 2021, in the trade show and conference’s first-ever virtual format, after the CTA canceled the in-person in Las Vegas because of the COVID pandemic. The new dates for CES 2021 will be Monday, Jan. 11, to Thursday, Jan. 14.

Rohde & Schwarz Launches Virtual Showtime To Engage With Customers In Absence Of Trade Shows

Following the cancellations of NAB and IBC, Rohde & Schwarz has launched Showtime, a virtual sales and marketing initiative that provides a new and different approaches to customer engagement. “Rohde & Schwarz is looking forward to participating in the first major tradeshow post lockdown. However, the future role of traditional tradeshows is under question following […]

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TVN Tech | Virtual IBC Spotlights Cloud Progress

The online event this week underscored 2020’s biggest TV tech trend — moving on-premise broadcast workflows and vendor products to the cloud — while anticipating 5G’s potential use in remote production. Above, a 5G-enabled camera used in a BBC-led trial exploring multi-camera synchronization.

MIPCOM Cancels Physical Edition

MIPCOM organizer Reed MIDEM has cancelled the physical edition of its TV market, which was due to take place next month in Cannes, citing ongoing coronavirus-related uncertainty. Instead, it will take place entirely online as MIPCOM ONLINE+, a digital platform that will host various events Oct. 12-16.

IBC’s Accelerator Program 2020 Ignites ‘Broadcaster Firsts’ For 5G & Remote Production

A team of 10 world-leading broadcasters, collaborating as part of IBC’s Accelerator Innovation Program, today revealed plans for a “proof of concept” demonstration of a series of 5G-enabled remote broadcast production use cases, live from Amsterdam on Thursday, Sept. 10. The project team, led by the BBC, together with Al Jazeera Media Network, BT Sport, EBU, ITV, Olympic […]

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Ketcham And Hattori: TVN’s Women To Watch

The recipients of TVNewsCheck’s Annual Women to Watch Award — Avid’s Kate Ketcham and Walt Disney Studios’ Sally Hattori — are deeply focused on improving technology to enhance storytelling. They will be honored in a virtual awards presentation and panel discussion on Oct. 19. Register for it here.

IBC Details Showcase, Future Plans

The Sept 8-11 virtual event, both live and on demand, will focus on enabling media and entertainment technology and service companies to overcome COVID-19 sales generation challenges and drive virtual engagement.

Advertising Technology Pandemic Report Card At OTT News Summit

Executives from Nexstar, Newsy, CBS Local Digital and Local Now will assess ad technology’s performance amid the pandemic’s growing streaming audience at TVNewsCheck’s virtual OTT News Summit on Sept. 24. Register here.

Dalet Announces IBC 2020 Virtual Showcase

Dalet, a provider of solutions and services for broadcasters and content professionals, today announced its virtual IBC 2020 event plans through Dalet Connect. An extension to Dalet’s online presence launched in April 2020, Dalet Connect is a digital meeting environment dedicated to media professionals looking for workflow solutions. Dalet kicks off its “Virtual IBC” on Sept. […]

ATTO To Unveil Software Update During IBC Showcase 2020

ATTO Technology, a global provider of network, storage connectivity and infrastructure solutions for data-intensive computing environments for over 30 years, has launched an IBC Showcase 2020 event page which features its latest connectivity solutions for media professionals. During the week of Sept. 8-11 ATTO will unveil new features and other updates to ATTO 360 Tuning, Monitoring, and Analytics […]

OTT News Summit Confronts Programming In A Wild Year

Panelists from NBC, CBS, Graham and Fox will tackle the challenges of launching new content and adapting streaming programming in a year upended by COVID-19 and explosive protests at TVNewsCheck’s virtual event on Sept. 22. Register here.

NAB Creating ‘NAB Amplify’ Digital Platform

The kind of programming offerings attendees get at the annual NAB Show will no longer be contained to a week in Las Vegas, as the organization has announced plans to launch NAB Amplify, a year-round digital platform designed to extend the impact of the NAB Show throughout the year.

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TVN Tech | IBC Readies Virtual Alternative To 2020 Show

Like other COVID-19 casualties before it, IBC will offer a virtualized version of its 50,000-attendee show next month with a shifted timeframe, live and on-demand content and the return of its fledgling Accelerator Program. Vendors whose product cycles have been tied tightly to the show are eager for a return to in-person events.

Better Recruitment And Retention Efforts Are Key To Improved Diversity

A TVNewsCheck webinar, “Report Card on Race: A Media Industry Reckoning,” found the television news industry still has a long way to go with its diversity and inclusion efforts, but there’s a genuine and sustained momentum underway for change.

CBS News Digital’s Christy Tanner To Keynote OTT News Summit

The EVP and GM of CBS News Digital will be the Sept. 25 closing keynote interview at TVNewsCheck’s virtual conference, focusing on streaming’s monetization prospects and the changing dynamics for AVOD services in a crowded marketplace. Register here.

NAB Show NY Slots 10-Day Virtual Experience

The virtual show will run Oct. 19-29, showcasing advances in next-generation technology and feature conferences, workshops and exhibits focused on television, film, online video, live events, podcasting, advertising, corporate A/V, production and post. Registration will open in September.

MFM & BCCA Virtual Media Finance Focus 2020 Keynote to Explore Home Entertainment, Gaming

Media Financial Management Association’s Media Finance Focus will host a conference keynote on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 1 p.m. ET. The two-part session will feature an address by Mark Orne, EVP, Cross Platform Team, Screen Engine/ASI titled, “Entertainment Choice in the Home: Understanding the Impact of Increasingly More Options.” His session will be followed by a fireside chat, “Mass […]

Creative Arts Emmys, Now Virtual, Will Span 5 Nights