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

New Rev Opportunities At OTT News Summit

Executives from NBCUniversal, E.W. Scripps, Sinclair and CBC will share their latest approaches to monetizing their streaming channels as pandemic audiences grow but TV’s advertising fortunes have been more challenged. Register here.

Bloomberg QuickTake’s Jean Ellen Cowgill To Keynote TVN’s Annual OTT News Summit

Jean Ellen Cowgill, GM of Bloomberg’s soon-to-launch streaming service, will headline TVNewsCheck’s virtualized OTT News Summit in a keynote interview unpacking QuickTake’s approach to reaching a younger, larger demographic for global business news. Register here.

Webinars This Week: TVNewsCheck, AWS, Black Box, Sinclair, Telos Alliance, MFM

Webinars this week include TVNewsCheck‘s “Data, Performance, Technology: Optimizing Spot TV;” a look at “AI & ML for Media,” from AWS; a webcast on “Building the Modern Control Room” from Black Box; a look at “NextGen Advertising” from Sinclair and One Media; and a webinar from Telos Alliance on the Omnia MPX Node. For a complete list of webinars this week and through summer and fall, including dates, times and registration links, visit TVNewsCheck’s Virtual Events Directory.

Emmy Awards Going Virtual In September

Shortly after the nominations were announced Tuesday, this year’s Emmy executive producers — including host Jimmy Kimmel — sent a letter to key acting nominees informing them that this year’s ceremony will be virtual, and asking them to prepare to participate from home, or wherever they want to be.

HBO Max’s Michael Quigley To Deliver Opening Keynote At NATPE Streaming Plus

The global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers, and buyers across all platforms, the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced that Michael Quigley, HBO Max EVP, content acquisitions, will be the opening keynote at NATPE Streaming Plus. Available to a worldwide audience, the second annual iteration of the Streaming Plus and will take place […]

Virtual OTT News Summit Coming In Sept.

TVNewsCheck will present four days of keynote interviews, panel discussions and roundtables confronting pivotal changes in the OTT marketplace for news organizations. Programming will tackle streaming news content, workflow and ad technology challenges and monetization.

CES 2021 Moves To All-Digital Experience

The Consumer Technology Association’s annual electronics gathering in Las Vegas during the first week in January will be virtual in light of the coronavirus pandemic. CTA CEO Gary Shapiro says: “Technology helps us all work, learn and connect during the pandemic — and that innovation will also help us reimagine CES 2021 and bring together the tech community in a meaningful way.”

ANA Converts ‘Masters Of Marketing,’ Media Confabs To Virtual Events

NATPE Reveals Details Of NATPE Virtual

The hybrid virtual events are “designed to complement essential in-person meetings embracing the new normal and creating the blueprint for future online marketplaces and events.”

SMPTE 2020 Becomes A ‘Remote Experience’

SMPTE 2020 on Nov. 10-12 will be hosted as an interactive remote experience with an array of learning and networking opportunities. According to the group, “by eliminating traditional barriers to participation such as travel, the cost of accommodations and scheduling conflicts, SMPTE 2020 will be a broadly accessible and truly global conference.”

16 DC Shows To Gather For Virtual ‘DC FanDome’ Event

SCTE-ISBE Sets Virtual Cable-Tec Expo

NAB Show New York To Be All Virtual

The online event will take place in fall 2020 and include TVNewsCheck’s TV2025 and Post|Production World Online, among other prominent conference programs. NAB says: “Our goal for the digital experience is to provide a valuable forum for the industry to restart, refocus and reengage.”

NAB: Virtual Show Attendance At 40,000+

The National Association of Broadcasters said that about 40,000 people have accessed its “inaugural” NAB Show Express online marketplace/event, which was the association’s effort to replicate, virtually, some of its canceled NAB Show. According to NAB, more than 1.6 million minutes of video has been consumed since the event launched May 13. NAB suggested it would be offering hybrid versions of physical and virtual events going forward.

CBS Courts Advertisers Virtually

Every spring CBS parades its stars and executives across the Carnegie Hall stage to try to persuade advertisers to buy commercial time during an event filled with scripted banter and sizzle reels. This year, ad buyers working from home clicked on a link that led them to a cartoon of Stephen Colbert interviewing a dog.

3.0’s New Services Could Help During Crisis

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, a panel of broadcast stakeholders reported that they are proceeding to implement the U.S.’ voluntary NextGen TV broadcast transmission system, while identifying what could be potential opportunities for local broadcasters to use the new services to support their communities during the crisis. The remote panel discussion was held Thursday as part of NAB Show Express, a virtual event featuring some of the panels and content that had been planned for the 2020 NAB Show.

IAB Reveals NewFronts Virtual Lineup

The IAB has announced details for the virtual NewFront presentations in June, adding newer presenters like TikTok and Roku to a roster full of mainstays like Hulu and YouTube. The NewFronts, usually a splashy New York affair that leads up to the traditional TV upfronts in May, will be held this year will be June 22-26, with daily blocks from noon to 4 p.m. ET.

NAB’s Gordon Smith: Broadcasting Will Endure

Pai: Broadcasting To Be Cherished, Encouraged

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai told a virtual NAB Show audience Wednesday that their legacy public service commitment is “showing up in spades” during the pandemic. Fresh from the FCC’s May 13 public meeting, Pai was able to appear at the NAB Show Express virtual convention to be interviewed by NAB President Gordon Smith only a couple of hours later.