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About Rich Johnson

Rich Johnson is the Coordinator of Digital Platforms for PILOT. He develops the PILOT website, runs our social media accounts, shoots and edits InnoMinutes and manages Broadcast Blog.

WRAL-TV, NBC Universal and NAB Showcase Next Gen TV with Olympic Broadcast

Hundreds Gather To See The Future of Television Event In Raleigh Raleigh, NC -- Capitol Broadcasting Company’s WRAL-TV, NBC Universal, and the National Association of Broadcasters partnered last night to present the 2018 Winter Olympic Games from PyeongChang, South Korea using Next Gen TV. Hundreds of people saw the future of television using the new [...]

By |February 20, 2018|News|Comments Off on WRAL-TV, NBC Universal and NAB Showcase Next Gen TV with Olympic Broadcast

NAB Show Panel To Explore The Rise of Digital Leaders in Broadcast

-- Panel features executives from Raycom Media, ABC Owned Television Stations Group, The E.W. Scripps Company and Capitol Broadcasting Company -- WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Digital managers-turned-senior corporate leaders from top broadcast companies will discuss the shift in corporate executive progression from digital professional to CEO in a panel at the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas [...]

By |February 16, 2018|News|Comments Off on NAB Show Panel To Explore The Rise of Digital Leaders in Broadcast

PILOT Launches Campaign Highlighting Broadcast Innovation Stories

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Association of Broadcasters is launching “Broadcast Innovation Stories,” a new campaign to highlight cutting-edge technological advancements in the broadcast television and radio industries. NAB’s innovation initiative, PILOT, will spearhead the campaign, which runs through April 2018. The campaign will feature 10 video profiles focusing on people in the broadcasting industry [...]

By |February 8, 2018|News|Comments Off on PILOT Launches Campaign Highlighting Broadcast Innovation Stories

Outside the Box: Case Studies in Immersive Media

Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 2 - 3 p.m. E.T. While the promise of 360 video and virtual reality remains a question, high profile deals and investment continues in both the gaming and the narrative storytelling arenas. Just last month the project Spheres: Song of Spacetime became the first VR movie to secure a seven-figure deal [...]

By |February 6, 2018|Digital Frontiers, Webcasts|Comments Off on Outside the Box: Case Studies in Immersive Media

The Road to ATSC 3.0

Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 2 - 3 p.m. E.T. On November 16, 2017 the FCC authorized broadcasters to begin broadcasting ATSC 3.0 over the air on a voluntary basis. This great achievement is not the end of the road, but merely the end of the beginning. Over the coming months, new test stations will begin [...]

By |December 20, 2017|Webcasts|Comments Off on The Road to ATSC 3.0

PILOT and Local Media Association To Host The Video Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters(NAB), in partnership with the Local Media Association (LMA), will host The Video Summit: A Forum for Video Business Solutions on Tuesday, January 30 at NAB headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event will explore new strategies for video as they relate to over-the-top [...]

By |December 14, 2017|News|Comments Off on PILOT and Local Media Association To Host The Video Summit

NextRadio App

Developed by Emmis, the NextRadio app allows mobile consumers to listen to live, local FM radio on FM-enabled smartphones. Users also receive supporting information like album art, program information and metadata over the internet. Backed by radio industry leaders, and with support from the National Association of Broadcasters, NextRadio is noted for giving consumers access [...]

By |February 2, 2018|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on NextRadio App

Raycom News Network

The Raycom News Network (RNN) Digital Hub is a national news service headquartered at Raycom Media’s Montgomery, Ala., headquarters. The 24/7 operation creates and structures national and regional digital content to digital platforms run by Raycom stations across the country. Content produced by RNN is also available to other broadcasters. Currently, Raycom has a content-sharing [...]

By |February 20, 2018|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on Raycom News Network

WNYC Goes Heavy into Podcasting

Rather than cede to audio streams and downloads, WNYC-FM, New York’s powerhouse public radio station, invested heavily in producing podcasts of its own. The 2015 creation of WNYC Studios has given rise to “The New Yorker Radio Hour”; a “Radiolab” spinoff focused on the Supreme Court; and the health podcast “Only Human,” among others. The [...]

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WCBS’s Drone Force 2

CBS flagship WCBS-TV New York has been maximizing the use of drones in newsgathering since launching its fleet of five of them in September 2016. The drones, branded “Drone Force 2,” allow the station’s news operation to capture low-altitude footage, providing views and details that can’t be shot from the station’s choppers. The drones are [...]

By |February 2, 2018|Innovation Stories|Comments Off on WCBS’s Drone Force 2