Dr. Richard Haass To Deliver Opening Keynote At NATPE Virtual: News Television

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced that Richard Haass, president, Council of Foreign Relations, will deliver the opening keynote at NATPE Virtual: News Television. The new, free event will be hosted by Gio Benitez, ABC News transportation correspondent, and take place on April 20. To register, go to https://www.natpe.com/news/attend/ Attendees can expect keynotes, […]

NAB Show Premiere Online Event Set For April

The 2021 NAB Show is delayed until October, but NAB is offering a virtual alternative to its usual spring gathering, the newly announced NAB Show Premiere. This 10-day virtual event will take place April 12-23 and offer exclusive content through NAB Amplify.

TAG Video Systems Offering 3-Part OTT Webinar Series

TAG Video Systems has added a three-part series to its IP Academy 2021 webinar line-up. The provider of SW, IP, COTS/cloud, probing, monitoring and multiviewing solutions for all four of the major broadcast applications (live production, playout, transport/delivery and OTT) is tackling OTT, from an overview to the technical details to setting it in motion. The series […]

CBS Sports Chairman To Keynote NATPE Virtual: The Business Of Live Sports

Sean McManus kicks off the new event covering live sports production, the rise of sports gambling, esports, the importance of sports to local broadcasters and more.

MFM-BCCA To Host ‘Lunch & Learn – The Distraction Factor’

Media Financial Management Association (MFM) will host its February Lunch & Learn titled, The Distraction Factor: How Interruptions Steal Your Time and Impact the Bottom Line, on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. ET. Pulling from workplace studies that show business interruptions can result in $588B in losses annually, MFM has assembled an expert panel that will discuss the nature […]

Disney Sets Upfronts Week Return With May 18 Virtual Event

This year, at least one perennial upfronts week presenter — Disney — is returning to its usual position on the schedule. Disney will hold its upfront presentation on Tuesday, May 18, at 4 p.m. ET, which is the company’s traditional upfronts week time slot. But attendees will have to wait another year to return to the typical location at New York’s Lincoln Center — the event will be held virtually.

MSNBC’S Jonathan Capehart To Keynote NATPE Virtual: Segregation, Segmentation And Storytelling

The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) today announced that Jonathan Capehart (The Washington Post’s PostPartisan and host of MSNBC’s The Sunday Show with Jonathan Capehart as well as contributor to PBS NewsHour) will keynote this month’s event spotlighting the business of black television. The event — NATPE Virtual: Segregation, Segmentation and Storytelling — will take […]

NBCU Launching One21 Developer Conference

The March 22 virtual event will convene creative professionals, marketers, developers, technologists, and entrepreneurs to focus on consumers, content and connection. It will offer insights, partnership opportunities, technology roadmap, commerce vision across Comcast NBCUniversal and Sky.

WarnerMedia Sets Virtual Kids Upfront For Feb. 17

Van Allen, Kimberly Parker, Paul Yate To Co-Chair MFM’s 2021 CFO Summit

Van Allen, executive vice president and CFO, Radio Advertising Bureau; Kimberly Parker, vice president and CFO, Graham Media; and Paul Yates, vice president and corporate controller, Hubbard Broadcasting Inc., will co-chair the Media Financial Management Association’s 2021 CFO Summit. Scheduled for March 11-12, this year’s event will be held virtually. Now in its 15th year, MFM’s annual CFO Summit is an […]

NATPE Miami: Streaming Steals The Show

2021’s totally online NATPE Virtual Miami is just but half over. Some inkling of how it might shape out, however, is fast falling into place. Basically, streaming stole the show. Yes, Fox did announce during NATPE that the Jay Leno-hosted You Bet Your Life reboot, bowing this fall, has sold in 85% of the U.S. Yet a once annual launchpad for shows seeking U.S. syndication was dominated this time round by the seismic pivot of Hollywood’s majors and other players into global VOD platforms, and the impact of this tectonic shunt on the industry at large.

MFM To Host Media-Specific Tax Summit In March

Media Financial Management Association’s (MFM’s) Media Tax Summit will be a two-day virtual event. Understanding that the role of the media tax executive is changing, co-chairs Paul Nesterovsky, senior vice president of tax, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Sean Hetzler, senior director of tax, Tegna; and Dan McGuire, partner, state and local tax, KPMG, are preparing an event focused on building today’s best-in-class […]

National Association Of Black Journalists Goes Virtual For 2021 Convention

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


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


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 […]


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 […]