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PILOT Innovation Challenge Announces 12 Finalists

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), announced the 12 finalists of its second annual 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 November 13 at the NAB Futures conference in Palo Alto, [...]

By |October 17, 2017|Innovation Challenge, News|Comments Off on PILOT Innovation Challenge Announces 12 Finalists

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

Scripps Breaking News on Facebook Live

E.W. Scripps stations have made Facebook Live the principle means for breaking news. Journalists, reporters and even producers have leveraged the new service to provide up to the minute breaking news happening in their communities. Why is it important? Facebook Live reaches new audiences and exposes them to quality local journalism. By empowering and encouraging non-journalist staff to [...]

By |March 22, 2017|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Scripps Breaking News on Facebook Live

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