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About Skip Pizzi

Skip Pizzi is the Senior Director of New Media Technologies at the National Association of Broadcasters.

Media Technology and Innovation Scholarships

By |October 10, 2018|Blog|

It’s no secret that the broadcast industry has been somewhat challenged in finding new, young technical staff in recent years. The growing attractiveness of other, newer media types has left broadcasting at a bit of [...]

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The 2019 BEITC Call for Papers is Open

By |September 19, 2018|NAB Show 2019, Blog|

The Call for Papers for the 2019 Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (BEITC) is now open. Proposals are invited for technical papers addressing the latest opportunities and challenges facing broadcast engineering and media-industry IT [...]

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PILOT Launches Technology Internship Program

By |August 6, 2018|Blog|

Could you use a technical intern at your TV or radio station? If you’re an NAB member, this just got easier to accomplish. PILOT has established a new fund for NAB member stations to provide [...]

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Applications for Next Generation TV

By |July 17, 2017|Blog|

On Monday, July 24, 2017, 2-3 p.m. EDT, NAB will present a webcast on the topic of “Applications for ATSC 3.0 – The Next Generation Television Standard.” The webcast will feature a non-technical overview of [...]

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2017 Futures Park

By |April 13, 2017|NAB Show, Blog|

Futures Park, powered by PILOT, is a section of the NAB Show exhibit floor reserved for presentation of media-related research and development projects from around the world. Exhibits there represent the current edge-of-the-art technologies, and [...]

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FM Activation in Smartphones Reaches a Milestone

By |January 30, 2017|Blog, Radio|

PILOT has observed the activation of FM reception capabilities in popular smartphones since 2012, and has reported its findings throughout the period. When our analysis began, the percentage of smartphones with FM reception capability was [...]

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FM Activation in Smartphones: A Three-year Review

By |June 2, 2016|Blog, Radio|

PILOT has been tracking the status of FM radio receiver capabilities in U.S. smartphones since 2013, observing sales and pursuing teardown analysis on the top-selling models (i.e., approximately the top 70% of sales, analyzed each [...]

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Futures Park 2016

By |April 8, 2016|Blog, Digital, Radio, Television|

Futures Park is a special section of the NAB Show exhibition that is reserved for presentation of media-related research and development projects from around the world. NAB supplies complimentary exhibit space to all organizations accepted for participation. [...]

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