NAB 2018

TV Has The Edge In Local News’ Future

A new Knight Foundation study finds good news for local TV broadcasters in the future information landscape, suggesting they’ll have the dominant role. Their more aggressive presence on social media may be prodding that along.

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Media Leaders Bullish On Linear TV Future

With content creation seen as a major strength, leaders at NAB’s Senior Leadership Summit were greeted by a SmithGeiger survey that shows local TV news ranks as most trusted and viewed across all key 18-54 demos.

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Facebook Edits Out Flaws In News Update

Facebook defended its News Feed changes and touted improvements for local publishers in an NAB Show session that gave no heed to problems engulfing the platform and local media’s growing skepticism.

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Revenue Coming On Smart Home Plays

Voice platforms like Amazon Echo and Google Home are opening up a new front for media companies to reach consumers. Digital executives at broadcast and newspaper groups say that making early plays there and iterating quickly to a more seamless experience will earn them an important foothold in the smart home.

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ChyronHego, Epic Games Set For Virtual Sets

The integration of products is designed to give news producers new tools including game-quality on-air graphics as well as new photorealistic and hyper-realistic elements for on-air virtual sets.

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Pew: TV News Holding Its Own Against Online

The web is closing in on television as a news source for U.S. adults, but the Pew Research Center points to signs that local TV news still has a healthy standing and engenders more trust among viewers.

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3.0 Commercial Launch Forecast For 2020

As tests of the next-gen standard get underway and demos are being offered in Las Vegas, Sinclair’s Mark Aitken and Pearl TV’s Anne Schelle see a commercial launch of ATSC 3.0 services possible in about two years.

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KSNV’s ND Defends Sinclair’s Promo

Mark Neerman: “If you look at the words, there is nothing wrong with it…. It was only a promo.” However, he added: “When we do it again next time, we will probably give local stations more freedom to come up with the messaging.”


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: ATEME

ATEME| Booth SU3710| ATEME, a global provider of compression solutions for broadcast, cable, DTH, IPTV and OTT, will showcase a production ready AV1 CODEC in the TITAN video delivery solution at this year’s NAB.  Using TITAN and the Alliance for Open Media AV1 CODEC, operators can deploy a royalty free solution, for both the […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Vocas Systems

Vocas Systems | Booth C8238| Vocas Systems is a developer and manufacturer of camera accessories including rail supports, shoulder pads, matte boxes and focus controllers. It will introduce a range of new products at NAB 2018, including accessories designed for the Sony Venice, the Panasonic AU-EVA 1 and other new cameras. In addition, the […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Square Box Systems

Square Box Systems | Booth SL5421|  Square Box Systems is a privately owned software company specializing in media asset management and production workflows. The company is previewing a range of new content analysis capabilities for its flagship CatDV media asset management (MAM) solution, leveraging the latest artificial intelligence (AI) technology for speech recognition and […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Audinate

Audinate | Booth N4511| Audinate, developer of the Dante media networking technology, today announced plans to support SMPTE ST-2110 in the Dante platform by the end of 2018. SMPTE ST-2110 is a new suite of standards developed by the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers to support real-time media network distribution using IP […]


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 […]

NAB 2018

Avid Unveils Cloud-based Apps, Solutions

New apps, services and solutions are intended to accelerate news workflows and improve the collaboration, accessibility and distribution required to engage news viewers on any device.

Avid Accelerates UHD Sports Content, Delivery

Avid today announced the immediate availability of workflow innovations for enabling sports broadcasters to streamline creation and airing of live ultra-high definition (UHD) programs. Integrating Avid’s Maestro graphics suite, Avid FastServe video servers, and Avid NEXIS software-defined storage, these new workflow solutions, powered by MediaCentral®, were unveiled today at the fifth annual Avid Connect and will be demonstrated […]

Avid SaaS Platform Delivers Workflows In Cloud

Avid today unveiled Avid l On Demand, a cloud services and solutions platform that provides media production capabilities on demand. Avid | On Demand lets media organizations “conveniently deploy the capabilities they need on a per project basis with optimal elasticity — and without a drawn-out deployment phase or large capital outlay,” the company said. […]

Avid Unveils Nearline Storage Solution

Avid today introduced Avid NEXIS | E5 NL nearline storage solution. With the addition of this high-density on premises solution to the Avid NEXIS family — the world’s first software-defined storage platform for media — Avid customers “can seamlessly and efficiently manage media across all of their online, nearline, and archive storage resources,” the company said. […]

Sinclair, Gaian Developing 3.0 Platform

Sinclair’s Mark Aitken: “Our goal is that the platform will provide a framework for Sinclair to run its own ATSC 3.0 developed applications as well as integrate with other partners’ apps to create a common user experience and a platform to unlock vast new business opportunities for broadcasters to drive richness, interactivity and synchronicity of content across consumer devices.”

Local TV Seeks to Exploit Facebook Woes

“Broadcasters are competing for viewers and advertisers against gigantic multinational players,” NAB CEO Gordon Smith says ahead of the association’s annual bash, taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center April 7-12.


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: IHSE USA

IHSE USA | Booth SL10216|  IHSE USA is a provider of KVM (keyboard, video, and mouse) products supporting long-distance signal extenders and switching for DVI, HDMI, VGA, SDI, USB, audio, and RS-232 serial data. IHSE USA has just launched the 444 Series Draco keyboard, a freely programmable plug-and-play device that makes it possible to […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Arvato Systems & Vidispine

Arvato Systems & Vidispine | Booth SU6714| Arvato Systems and Vidispine AB will, for the first time, jointly present their video editing solutions at their NAB booth. Vidispine has been part of the Arvato Systems Group since Nov. 1, 2017. A special highlight this year will be the launch of the on-demand SaaS version […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: TAG Video Systems

TAG Video Systems | Booth SU9510|  TAG Video Systems is a provider of IP monitoring and multiviewer solutions for the broadcast, production and post markets. TAG is introducing an upgraded version of its flagship MCM-9000 software-only IP-Multiviewer — the MCM-9000U. The first-of-its-kind in the industry, the new MCM-9000U incorporates all the functionality of its […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: AWARN Alliance

AWARN Alliance | Booth N1739FP | The AWARN Alliance is showcasing the power of ATSC 3.0 over-the-air broadcasting, integrated with optional broadband connectivity, to provide the world’s most advanced emergency alerting capabilities. Marking its second anniversary, growing membership and support. It’s bringing emergency managers together with Next Gen TV developers to design a beta solution. It’s also announcing a […]


3.0’s Potential To Be Tested In Phoenix, Dallas

Both an ATSC 3.0 single-frequency network (SFN) launch in Dallas and a “model market” test in Phoenix have equipment ready to go and are simply awaiting legal approval to turn on, which could come as early as tomorrow.

Changes, Trends On Tap At The NAB Show

The NAB Show continues to grow in scope with each year, expanding to fit the puzzle that now represents media, entertainment and technology – or as NAB coins it, the M.E.T. Effect. This melting pot of ideas is showcased through the show’s 200 plus sessions and 1,700 exhibitors, with the latest and greatest on display.


Updating The Aftermath Of RF Reallocation

Alteros, the Audio-Technica wireless microphone technology spinoff launched in 2016, has just finished its first year of operations and sales, roughly contemporaneous with the first year under the FCC’s RF-spectrum reallocation. That made it a good time — just ahead of the NAB Show next week — to sit down with Alteros President-CTO Jackie Green to ask what she is seeing as the smoke around the RF reallocation clears.


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: SpherePlay

SpherePlay | Booth N3438SP-A| SpherePlay is dedicated to the development of technological solutions that deliver enriched immersive experiences with a maximum of realism, fidelity and user-friendliness. SpherePlay solutions allow media companies to distribute interactive virtual reality video experiences directly from their existing applications and websites. The new Dual-X tool for the company’s Launcher VR […]


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: JVC Connected CAM

JVC Professional Video | Booth C4315 | Connectivity is at the core of the end-to-end IP-based production solutions provided by JVC Professional Video, a division of JVCKenwood USA. At the forefront of JVC’s family of connected systems is the new GY‑HC900 Connected CAM, a 2/3-inch broadcast camcorder. It is JVC’s first model featuring a new communications […]

Panel To Tackle Next-Gen Media Economics


On The NAB Exhibit Floor: Shotoku

Shotoku | Booth C9015 | Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television and legislative broadcast industry. Shotoku USA sells, installs and services the full range of Shotoku Robotic […]