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NAB Show to Feature Alexa Bootcamp

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- The 2017 NAB Show will feature a new program open to all attendees that explores Alexa voice service technology that powers the popular Amazon Echo device. The “Alexa Skill Building Bootcamp” will be held Saturday, April 22 from 12:30-5:00 p.m. at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “Through Alexa’s voice-user interface, consumers are engaging [...]

By |April 13, 2017|News|Comments Off on NAB Show to Feature Alexa Bootcamp

Tim Wu to Address NAB Show Technology Luncheon

Tim Wu. Photo Credit: Mikiko Hayashi WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Author and professor Tim Wu will speak at the NAB Show Technology Luncheon on Wednesday, April 26 in Las Vegas. NAB Show, held April 22-27, is the world's largest convention encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. Wu’s talk will focus on the innovation [...]

By |March 23, 2017|News|Comments Off on Tim Wu to Address NAB Show Technology Luncheon

ENG and Beyond: Utilizing Drones in Broadcasting

Practical applications for unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, are taking off in 2017 and they offer broadcasters multiple cost-effective business solutions. WATCH NOW In this webcast we will present the current and future regulations governing drone usage; review the process and methods for utilizing drones for electronic news gathering (ENG); and detail other real-world [...]

By |March 21, 2017|Radio, Television, Webcasts|Comments Off on ENG and Beyond: Utilizing Drones in Broadcasting

Badalamente, Kean and Lyons to Receive NAB Technology Awards at 2017 NAB Show

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- John Kean, former senior technologist at National Public Radio, and John Lyons, assistant vice president and director of broadcast communications at The Durst Organization, are the 2017 recipients of the NAB Engineering Achievement Awards. Additionally, Catherine Badalamente, vice president of digital media for Graham Media Group, is the recipient of the Digital [...]

By |March 8, 2017|News|Comments Off on Badalamente, Kean and Lyons to Receive NAB Technology Awards at 2017 NAB Show

Accelerated Mobile Pages: The Web’s Fast Lane

Watch Now Hundreds of broadcast websites have implemented the new Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) format for fast-loading mobile content which receives special treatment in Google search. However, AMP optimization is a work in progress for many broadcasters - and others are not yet AMP-enabled. In this webcast, we unpack the benefits and challenges of AMP, answer [...]

By |January 17, 2017|Webcasts|Comments Off on Accelerated Mobile Pages: The Web’s Fast Lane

NAB to Expand Innovation Challenge with $200,000 from Knight Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) today announced two innovation challenges will be conducted over the next two years focused on uncovering broadcast news projects that serve the needs of local communities. The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation is investing $200,000 to support the challenges as part of the NAB [...]

By |December 14, 2016|News|Comments Off on NAB to Expand Innovation Challenge with $200,000 from Knight Foundation

PILOT and Local Media Association To Host OTT Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. – PILOT, an innovation initiative from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), in partnership with the Local Media Association (LMA), will host an OTT Summit on Monday, January 23 at NAB headquarters in Washington, D.C. The summit will examine logistics of incorporating OTT (over-the-top content) into existing business models and how to successfully [...]

By |November 22, 2016|News|Comments Off on PILOT and Local Media Association To Host OTT Summit

PILOT Reveals Innovation Challenge Winners

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), announced the winners of its first PILOT Innovation Challenge yesterday, October 31, at NAB Futures in Pebble Beach, California. The PILOT Innovation Challenge recognizes creative ideas that leverage technological advances in the production, distribution and display of engaging content. Over 150 ideas [...]

By |November 1, 2016|News|Comments Off on PILOT Reveals Innovation Challenge Winners

PILOT Innovation Challenge Announces 10 Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C.-- PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), announced the 10 finalists of its first-ever PILOT Innovation Challenge. The PILOT Innovation Challenge recognizes creative ideas that leverage technological advances in the production, distribution and display of engaging content. Winners will be selected and announced October 31 at the NAB Futures [...]

By |October 12, 2016|News|Comments Off on PILOT Innovation Challenge Announces 10 Finalists

FM Chips in Smartphones: An Evolving Landscape

Watch Now Americans are consuming more audio and video on the go than ever before. Smartphones and tablets have become walking entertainment centers. But the convenience of on-the-go entertainment can carry a hefty price tag for consumers, given that most service providers charge for wireless data by the bit. With FM radio capability, a mobile [...]

By |September 15, 2016|Radio, Webcasts|Comments Off on FM Chips in Smartphones: An Evolving Landscape