Welcome to the NAB’s Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology (BEIT) Conference Proceedings. The papers offered here were prepared for the annual BEIT Conference at NAB Show, the world’s largest trade show for the media content creation and distribution industry. The Table of Contents for the 2020 BEIT Conference Proceedings is available for review here.
Note that the Proceedings is now only available online—there is no longer any physical format published. Papers can be viewed and/or downloaded below, either individually or as a complete set.
Now in its 74th year, the BEIT Conference’s program is established by the NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference Committee, a rotating group of senior technologists from NAB member organizations, along with representatives from the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE). The most recent BEIT Conference Committee roster is available here.
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(Note that due to COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 BEIT Conference was not held in Las Vegas as originally scheduled in April 2020. Instead, a virtual event, NAB Show Express, was held online in May 2020. Many of the papers included in the 2020 BEIT Conference Proceedings were presented in the “BEIT Express” track of this virtual event, in the form of slide decks and/or short videos, and these remain available here[free registration].)
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Abstract: In a world where internet advertising has grown steadily and has overtaken TV advertising, this article explores how Addressable TV creates an opportunity to level the playing field. Capitalizing on connectivity, Addressable TV opens up a wide range ...of possibilities in replicating the success of digital advertising. A direct transfer is not possible, however, and it is important to take into consideration the specificities of broadcast in order to offer the most impact and highest quality of advertising spots to advertisers. This is possible using a “Broadcast” approach as well as collaborative partnerships, creating optimal Addressable TV by taking advantage of the best of both worlds.
Abstract: An effective state Emergency Alerting System must have redundancy in both the origination and distribution. This paper outlines steps in the design and creation of such a system, with important guidelines for monitoring the distribution system.
Michael E. Bouchard | ONE Media / a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group | Hunt Valley, MD, USA
Abstract: Traditional EAS provided our audience with a simple headline - 90 characters or less. ATSC 3.0 AEA&I provides our audience with the complete story, footnotes, and third-party editorials. Local newsrooms of today are already creating the stories - f ...eeding a vast array of digital properties. They are in the business of disseminating information. ATSC 3.0 allows them to do - what they do best - within the context of emergency alerting OTA. They have never been given the opportunity before to create interactive, compelling, and personalized emergency information delivery to the OTA audience.
Yasuo Takahashi | DiBEG (Digital Broadcasting Experts Group) | Tokyo, Japan
Seiji Sakuma | DiBEG (Digital Broadcasting Experts Group) | Tokyo, Japan
Abstract: The Japanese digital terrestrial broadcasting system (ISDB-T) is adopted by 14 countries in Latin America. DiBEG extends technical support and cooperation to help the implementation of ISDB-T in those countries. EWBS (Emergency Warning Broadcast Syst ...em) is one of the particular features of ISDB-T and expected to be introduced as a national communication system in case of emergency. The “EWBS Superimpose Dissemination System”, improved from the Japanese original version by adapting to local requirements in Latin America, has successfully been developed in Japan. Taking advantage of the robustness of the ISDB-T “One-seg” technology, making maximum use of the existing broadcasting network, this system realizes simple utilization and wide coverage with outstanding reliability. This system has already been introduced to some Latin American countries and highly evaluated. Japan continues technical cooperation so that EWBS can contribute to disaster prevention and mitigation in these ISDB-T adopting countries.