Innovation Challenge FAQs

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,

By |August 22, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Defining Next-Generation Content for the PILOT Innovation Challenge

“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

By |August 1, 2016|Categories: Blog|

Pitching for Media Coverage at 1776 Workshop

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

By |July 21, 2016|Categories: Blog|

The Connected Car and Its Impact on Radio Listening

On Aug. 3, NAB will host a webcast on the connected car and what it means for broadcasting. The discussion will be led by David Layer, senior director, Advanced Engineering, NAB. In this week's Broadcast Blog, David gives us a preview of what we can expect in the upcoming webcast. A lot of radio listening is

By |July 20, 2016|Categories: Radio, Blog|Tags: , , |

The Next Nationwide EAS Test: September 28, 2016

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the FCC will hold a Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test (EAS) on the afternoon of September 28, 2016 (primary date, the FCC and FEMA have reserved October 5, 2016 as a secondary date).  The previous Nationwide EAS test was in November of 2011. Here are some of the

By |July 11, 2016|Categories: Radio, Television, Blog|

Animating the Universe

At NAB Show 2016, PILOT spoke with David Ladd, multimedia producer and editor of the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center's Television Department. Ladd and his colleagues at the Goddard Space Flight Center's Television Department create the stunning animations and visualizations of the universe that grace screens around the globe. Ladd spoke about how NASA is adapting

By |July 5, 2016|Categories: Television, Blog|