December 10 - 11
New York Hilton
NewsTECHForum gathers news, technology and digital executives and managers to talk about issues unique to their sector of the news video industry. Co-located with the Sports Video Group Summit, the Forum is unique in its ability to gather network news technologists and other professionals with their peers from station groups across the U.S. It also offers attendees an opportunity to network with peers in sports technology and to visit the SVG Summit Technology Showcase of 75 companies.
Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat
February 20-21, 2019
The Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat offers TV engineering, IT and security executives, managers and professionals an opportunity to network, engage in educational sessions and exchange information in a highly secure setting. 2018 topics included:
- Engineering + IT: Securing the Broadcast Production Environment
- Engineering + IT: Working with Media Tech Vendors to Advance Security
- Managing Security in a Cloud Environment
- Managing End Point Protection
- Writing Security Layers for ATSC 3’s Unique Threat Surfaces
- Creating a List of Industry Best Practices
Disrupt the News Challenge
TVNewsCheck and the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) have partnered to present a “Disrupt the News” challenge to uncover unique ideas for reinventing TV news to attract new viewers, particularly younger ones.
The high-visibility challenge will feature student journalists — or teams of them — competing to produce the best alternative local news content that can be integrated with TV stations’ usual linear mix of entertainment, advertising and promotion.
The awards, including cash prizes, will be presented at the 2019 BEA Convention, at NAB Show 2019 in Las Vegas.
More on the Disrupt the News Challenge.
The 2019 Women in Technology Awards
Tuesday April 9, 6 p.m. PT
Las Vegas Convention Center
TVNewsCheck’s Women in Technology Awards recognize women who have contributed substantially toward advancing their industry technologically or show significant promise of doing so. It supports the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s Technology Apprenticeship Program, which places graduating engineers, who are women or people of color, in broadcast industry internships.
Deadline for nominations for the 2019 awards is October 31.
Three challenges — streamlining technology, versioning content and defining monetization strategies — stymie executives and managers in television news, whether their field is senior management, technology, journalism or digital content creation.
The summit gathers those professionals and their technology partners to come up with answers that will drive the industry forward.
Summit is co-located with SVG College Sports Summit.
Details coming soon.
May 30, 2019
OMNI CNN Center Hotel, Atlanta
NewsTECHFutures Retreat offers a unique opportunity for management-level engineering and news managers to gather in a relaxed, intimate setting to talk about emerging technology issues affecting the television news industry. Topics at the 2018 event included producing live news over IP; risk management during an IP transition; implementing AI for weather and news; planning and budgeting for AR; optimizing AR for weather and news and personalizing the news on platforms like OTT and ATSC 3. The retreat is co-located with the Sports Video Group’s College Sports Summit.
TV2020: Monetizing the Future
NAB Show New York
TV 2020: Monetizing the Future offers an opportunity for C-Suite broadcasters, including CEO/COO/CFOs, CTOs, and CIOs explore the potential of new revenue streams from technology changes like the IP transition, cloud operations, ATSC 3, OTT, advanced advertising and automated ad sales.