TVN Tech | TV’s Top Topics On Tap At NAB New York

The annual fall gathering — virtual this year — will examine television, film, online video, live events, podcasting, advertising, corporate A/V, production and post. In addition, held concurrently will be TVNewsCheck’s TV2025: Monetizing the Future conference, The Streaming Summit, TVNewsCheck’s 10th annual Women in Technology awards and panel discussion as well as other events. In addition, more than 70 tech companies will be exhibiting in the marketplace.

The annual NAB Show New York is a fall must-see for those interested in next-generation technology for media as well as learning from entertainment and technology professionals through conferences and workshops.

This year’s version, dubbed “Moving Media and Entertainment Forward,” will, of course, be virtual and is set for Oct. 19-29. According to NAB, “To the visionaries, the disruptors and the thousands of media and entertainment professionals, this all-new digital experience is designed to ensure you continue pushing the bounds of content each and every day.”

“We are continuing to evolve the digital event model to better serve the needs of the industry with a more robust platform and enhanced experience for participants,” said Executive Vice President of NAB Conventions Chris Brown. “This solution allows us to serve a broader audience with expanded content, collaborative features and a longer, more flexible schedule that optimize opportunities for conducting business, networking and peer-to-peer learning.”

Registrants will have access to premium content available live and on-demand. An exclusive marketplace will feature the industry’s leading brands and emerging startup companies. The marketplace will also offer immersive tours, new product demonstrations, authoritative white papers and live chats with representatives from exhibiting companies.

At the marketplace, attendees will be able to shop, view live demos and get their questions answered by nearly 200 companies representing almost every vertical of the media, entertainment and technology industries.

There will be:


  • Dozens of product categories
  • Daily live demos
  • Live chats and private appointments
  • Downloadable resources

Among the companies taking part in the marketplace are:

  • Actus Digital
  • AJA Video Systems
  • ALT Systems
  • Apantac
  • Arvato Systems
  • B&H Photo, Video, Pro Audio
  • Bitmovin
  • Black Box
  • Blackmagic Design
  • Brainstorm
  • Castus
  • CGI
  • Comcast Technology Solutions
  • CommScope
  • Dalet Digital Media Systems
  • Densitron
  • Digital Nirvana
  • EchoStar Satellite Services
  • Ecodigital
  • EditShare
  • ENCO Systems
  • Eutelsat
  • Exterity
  • Facilis Technology
  • FileCatalyst
  • Fonn Group
  • GatesAir
  • Grass Valley
  • Haivision
  • Hitachi Kokusai Electric Amerida
  • Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark
  • IHSEusa
  • Interra Systems,
  • InTheGame
  • IP Showcase
  • Masstech Innovations
  • Media Links
  • Mediaproxy
  • Millicast
  • Muvi
  • Nemal Electronics
  • Neutrik
  • Nextologies
  • Nutanix
  • Oslo
  • Panasonic
  • Planar
  • Quantum Corp.
  • Raysync
  • Roland Professional A/V
  • RTS Intercom Systems
  • Samsung Electronics
  • SeaChange International
  • Skyline Communications
  • Sony Electronics
  • Spectra Logic
  • Synamedia
  • Telemetrics
  • Telos Alliance
  • Triveni Digital
  • TSL Products
  • TVU Networks
  • Vast Data
  • Vertical Bridge
  • VideoFlow
  • Vizrt
  • VoiceInteraction
  • VSN
  • Wasabi
  • WideOrbit
  • Xytech Systems
  • Zixi

Explore the virtual marketplace, engage in collaborative education and expand personal networks through a variety of programs. Package pricing varies by registration type. Click here for information and to register.

Hear The Latest Trends

Scratch the surface or dive deep into the perspectives and training with dozens of sessions and conference programs.

  • Main Stage
  • Tech Chats
  • Live Demos
  • MESA’s Media & Entertainment Day
  • NATPE Analytics & Addressability
  • NYSBA Digital Leadership Academy
  • Post|Production World Online
  • ATSC 2020 NextGen Broadcast Conference

In addition, TVNewsCheck will be presenting its annual TV2025: Monetizing the Future conference. Panel sessions include one with top executives from four station groups who will assess the major forces shaping the TV industry in an unprecedented year: Byron Allen, founder, chairman and CEO of Entertainment Studios; Emily Barr, president and CEO of Graham Media Group; Chris Ripley, president and CEO of Sinclair Broadcast Group; and Adam Symson, president and CEO of the E.W. Scripps Co.

Other TV2025 sessions:

  • NextGen TV: Ready for Primetime?
  • Optimizing Audiences: Turn a Short-Term Bump Into a Long-Term Trend
  • Remote Workflows and the Future of TV Station Operations
  • IP & the Cloud: A Roadmap for Future Revenue Opportunities
  • Optimizing Spot TV in a Challenging Economy
  • Bolstering the Local and Regional Content Pipeline.

Register for TV2025: Monetizing the Future here.

Create New Connections

Connect with the innovators and influencers from major and rising brands, shaping careers, creativity and culture.

  • 71st Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards Presentation
  • 100 Years of Broadcast News: Challenges Met, Challenges Anew
  • Product of the Year Awards Presentation

In addition, TVNewsCheck will present its 10th Annual Women in Technology Awards in a virtual presentation and a “Predictions 2021” panel discussion on Oct. 19.

This year’s honorees:

Leadership Award Barbara Lange, executive director, SMPTE, and Lisa Pedrogo, VP of engineering/strategic initiatives and production engineering, WarnerMedia Technology Operations.

Technology Futurist Award — Janet Gardner, president, Perspective Media Group, and Jade Kurian, president/co-founder, Latakoo.

Technology Women to Watch Award — Kate Ketcham, director for Media Composer product management, Avid, and Sally Hattori, executive director, advanced technology, Walt Disney Studios.

Register for the Women in Technology Awards here.

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TV’s Top Topics On Tap At NAB New York

The annual fall gathering will examine TV, satellite, online video, live events, podcasting, advertising, film, corporate A/V, production and post. In addition, held concurrently will be TVNewsCheck’s TV2020: Monetizing the Future conference and The Streaming Summit.

The annual NAB Show New York is a fall must-see for those interested in next-generation technology for media as well as learning from entertainment and technology professionals through conferences and workshops.

The focus will be on television, film, satellite, online video, live events, podcasting, advertising, corporate A/V, production and post, among other topics.

This year’s gathering, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters and co-located with the Audio Engineering Society’s East Coast convention, takes place Oct. 16-17 at New York’s Javits Convention Center.

ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee and NAB President-CEO Gordon Smith will headline the opening keynote session on Wednesday, Oct. The pair will discuss the indispensable role that broadcasters serve as “first informers” during times of emergency with unique insight from Zee’s experience covering weather on both the local and national level.

Other highlights include The Streaming Summit and TVNewsCheck’s TV2020: Monetizing the Future conference.

To see a list of sessions/events, click here. To see a list of exhibiting companies, click here. To see a floor plan for the different halls, click here. To register for NAB Show New York, click here.


TV2020: Monetizing The Future

Presented annually by TVNewsCheck, this conference offers an opportunity for C-Suite broadcasters, including CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CTOs, CROs and CIOs to engage in a high-level conversation about the potential of new revenue streams from advanced advertising, OTT and ATSC 3.0 as well as technology changes like the IP transition, cloud operations and sales automation. Among the scheduled highlights:

Tracking Key Viewer BehaviorsWednesday, October 16 | 9:00 am – 9:30 am

Radha Subramanyam, chief research and analytics officer at CBS Corp. and president of CBS Vision, shares key insights into evolving audience habits in the opening presentation.

TV2020 Keynote Interview with Zenith’s Neil VendettiWednesday, October 16 | 9:45 am – 10:30 am

Vendetti will look at what advertisers want from media beyond the broadcasting sphere in an interview to be conducted by TVNewsCheck‘s Special Projects Editor Michael Depp.

Investing In and Capitalizing on ATSC 3.0Wednesday, October 16 | 10:45 am – 11:30 am

Executives take a financial look at ATSC 3.0, discussing how station groups are likely to estimate the cost of implementing it and forecasting approximately when they anticipate stations will begin profiting from it. Speakers: Joe Chinnici, CEO, Public Media Group; John Hane, President Spectrum Co.; Anne Schelle, managing director, Pearl TV. Moderator: Kathy Haley, publisher, TVNewsCheck.

Fireside Chat Sponsored by One MediaWednesday, October 16 | 11:30 am – 11:45 am

Executive Leaders on the Future of the IndustryWednesday, October 16 | 11:45 am – 12:30 pm

Top executives from four TV station groups survey the state of the TV broadcast business and its revenue growth opportunities. Speakers: Pat LaPlatney, president-CEO, Gray Television; Brian Lawlor, president, local media, E.W. Scripps; Patrick McCreery, president, Meredith Local Media Group; Perry Sook chairman, president & CEO, Nexstar Media Group. Moderator: Harry Jessell, editor, TVNewsCheck.

Technology Leaders on IP and the CloudWednesday, October 16 | 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm

Leading TV engineering executives lay out the investment case for IP infrastructure, cloud-enabled distribution, OTT platforms, personalized TV and more. Speakers: Joe Addalia, director, technology projects, Hearst Television; Bob Hesskamp, SVP, global broadcast technology, CNN; Marcy Lefkovitz, VP, technology & workflow, Disney ABC TV Group; Del Parks, SVP & CTO, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Dario Scacciati, senior director, telco & media, Microsoft.

Fireside Chat Sponsored by VideaWednesday, October 16 | 2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Advanced Advertising and Spot TVWednesday, October 16 | 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm

Executives from broadcast station groups and top agencies explore the cutting edge in automation and addressability, as well as the future of spot TV sales. Speakers: Frank Comerford, CRO & president of commercial operations, NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations; Missy Evanson, VP sales, local media division, E.W. Scripps; Lyle Schwartz, chief integration officer, GroupM; Michele Toller, VP media, Empower. Moderator, Janet Stilson, TVNewsCheck contributing writer.

Diversifying Revenue Streams in 2020Wednesday, October 16 | 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm

Boundary-pushing TV executives explain how they’ve diversified from their core business in promising new directions including OTT, podcasts and ATSC 3.0. Speakers: Jon Accarrino, executive director, Bonneville Salt Lake Business Development/KSL-TV Salt Lake City; Kevin Barry, head of broadcast TV & MVPD channel partnerships,; Dan Mellon, VP, sales transformation, Sinclair Broadcast Group; Erin Overstreet, director, digital sales, Gray Television; Tom Sly, VP, digital revenue, E.W. Scripps. Moderator: Michael Depp, special projects editor, TVNewsCheck.

The Streaming Summit

Also held Oct. 16-17, this event focuses on the business and technology of OTT video and will feature leading OTT platform experts, broadcasters, publishers, advertisers and developers speaking about the challenges and opportunities in packaging, monetizing and distributing online video.

Attendees will learn how about the capabilities of direct-to-consumer (DTC) offerings and hear how some of the largest companies in the world are monetizing their video library and building a brand relationship with their customers. Technical discussions will focus on how to deliver the best viewing experiences across packaging content, transcoding, media management, playback and analytics.

Via one-on-one fireside chats, best practices presentations and curated sessions, attendees will have the opportunity to hear from 75 speakers from the broadcast, media and publishing industries covering the technical and business challenges and opportunities in packaging, monetizing and distributing online video. From ingestion and transcoding, to media management and playback, they will offer the best ways to streamline workflows and provide the best quality experience.


Fireside Chat Sponsored by BitcentralWednesday, October 16 | 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm

Sports Rights and the Future of BroadcastingWednesday, October 16 | 4:30 pm – 5:15 pm

Will broadcasters hang onto the rights for NFL and other major sports franchises as big tech companies increase their foothold? How will legalized gambling affect sports broadcasting and media revenue streams? Top sports rights experts will tackle these questions. Speakers: Chris Bevilacqua, co-founder, Bevilacqua Helfant Ventures; Chad Deweese, senior manager, sports & strategy practice, Deloitte US sports practice; Doug Perlman, CEO, Sports Media Advisors; Adam Schwartz, SVP, director, sports media investment team, Horizon Media; John Ourand, Sports Business Journal, moderator.

To register for TV2020, click here.

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