We recently caught up with John M. Lawson, the executive director of the AWARN Alliance, to find out what emergency alerting will look like when the next generation TV system, ATSC 3.0, arrives.
When I first landed in Las Vegas for the 2016 NAB Show, I had no idea how I was going to connect with nine other people from around the country to eventually create an hour-and-a-half long webcast. Then my phone rang while I was walking through the terminal. I was hesitant to answer because it [...]
Dave Sirak, the director of news technology at WFTV Orlando, helped secure FAA approval for 12 US television stations to use drones for news coverage. In this InnoMinute, we talk to Dave about the potential for local broadcasting and the biggest issues drones face.
On September 13, NAB launched a Cybersecurity Resources portal, in response to the growing cybersecurity threat facing broadcasters. On this portal, we have gathered information and resources that are vital to address the ever changing nature of cyberattacks. The resource page is broken down into three core areas: Broadcaster Resources, Education and Examples of cyberattacks that have [...]
The NAB Broadcast Engineering Conference has been a unique educational event for 70 years at the NAB Show. It features technical presentations that focus on the most relevant issues facing radio and television broadcasters. From the pioneering days of our industry, the conference has provided a forum where broadcasters and allied professionals can meet, interact, [...]
On Sept. 7, we held an event for policy makers focused on Broadcast Innovations at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The event showcased virtual reality and drone experiences, as well as demos from NextRadio, NewsON, AWARN and the Olympics in 4k by NBC. In addition, the event featured panels on localism, innovation, remarks from Rep. Gregory Walden (R-OR) [...]
The PILOT Innovation Challenge is a call to all entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs and creative thinkers for ideas that answer the question: How might local television and radio broadcasters engage their communities with next generation content on any device, whether big, small or moving? We are challenging people to think about new ways to address that question, [...]
New streaming video on-demand (SVOD) content platforms like Apple TV, Google Chromecast and Amazon's Fire TV Stick are taking an ever-larger slice of the television market. More consumers, particularly millennials, are moving away from high-cost pay-TV bills and investing in new devices and applications. Over-the-air TV is well positioned to deliver top-tier cord-cutting content Innovative products in [...]
“What is next-generation content?” That’s the biggest question we’ve received since launching the PILOT Innovation Challenge. It’s a good question with a tricky answer because we don’t want to be prescriptive about the ideas. We’re looking for ideas around content that engages people, and “next-generation” is our means of suggesting a constraint toward the future. The delivery and [...]
What’s the best way to pitch a story to a media organization? That was the question of the hour during a recent workshop we conducted in partnership with 1776 for 20 of their startups. You can watch the full workshop above We joined 1776 last year not only to connect with startup [...]