The 2021 BEIT Conference Proceedings will be available for purchase in October. You can also register to attend the BEIT Conference held at NAB Show on October 9-13, 2021.

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.

The content available in the BEIT Conference Proceedings is covered under copyright provisions listed here.

(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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Full BEIT Conference Proceedings

2020 BEIT Conference Proceedings - $129


All 2020 Papers

Advanced Advertising Technologies

Addressable TV Over ATSC 3.0: A Dream Come True! - $15

Date: May 13, 2020
Author Name:
  • Fayssal Kartobi | ENENSYS Technologies | Cesson Sévigné, France

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 ...

Advanced Emergency Alerting

Creating and Maintaining a State EAS Monitoring System - $15

Date: May 13, 2020
Author Name:
  • Larry Wilkins | Alabama SECC | Birmingham, AL USA

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.

The Coming Transformation of TV Newsrooms to Include ATSC 3.0 Emergency Alert and Information Distribution - $15

Date: May 13, 2020
Author Name:
  • 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 ...

Activity of Disseminating Japanese EWBS Technology - $15

Date: May 13, 2020
Author Names:
  • Yasuji Sakaguchi | DiBEG (Digital Broadcasting Experts Group) | Tokyo, Japan
  • 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 ...

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