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 2022 BEIT Conference Proceedings is available for review here. (2020 and 2021 BEIT Conference Proceedings also remain available.)

Since 2020, BEIT Proceedings have been available online only—there is no physical format published by NAB. Papers can be downloaded below, either individually or as a complete set.

Now in its 76th year, the BEIT Conference’s program is established by the NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference Program Committee, a rotating group of senior technologists from NAB member organizations and elsewhere, along with representatives from the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), the Broadcast Technology Society of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE-BTS), the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) and the Society of Cable Television Engineers (SCTE). The current BEIT Conference Program Committee roster is available here.

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

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All 2022 Papers

5G Opportunities for Broadcast

Practicalities and Analysis of Using PTP Over 5G Systems with Dedicated Time Synchronization Support for Media Production - $15

Date: April 15, 2022
Author Name:
  • Ievgen Kostiukevych | European Broadcasting Union | Le Grand-Saconnex, Geneve, Switzerland
  • Pavlo Kondratenko | European Broadcasting Union | Le Grand-Saconnex, Geneve, Switzerland
  • Thorsten Lohmar | Ericsson GmbH, Eurolab | Herzogenrath, Aachen, Germany
  • Mohamed Nabil Ibrahim | Ericsson GmbH, Eurolab | Herzogenrath, Aachen, Germany
  • Thomas Kernen | NVIDIA | Zürich, Switzerland

Abstract: The paper explores the use of PTP over 5G with 3GPP Release 16 and 17 Time Synchronization support, explains open-source setup, 5G time synchronization enabler, and results from the lab trials.

ATSC 3.0, DVB-I and TV 3.0 Services Via 5G Broadcast – System Design and Reference Tools - $15

Date: April 15, 2022
Author Name:
  • Christophe Burdinat | Ateme | Velizy-Villacoublay, France
  • Thomas Stockhammer | Qualcomm | Munich, Germany
  • Romain Bouqueau | Motion Spell GPAC | Paris, France
  • Mickaël Raulet | Ateme | Rennes, France

Abstract: Introduction to 5G Broadcast and its emerging ecosystem of reference tools. Synergies with ATSC3.0 and its applicability to the TV3.0 project will be discussed.

5G-MAG Reference Tools: Putting 5G in Action for Media - $15

Date: April 15, 2022
Author Name:
  • Daniel Silhavy | Fraunhofer FOKUS | Berlin, Germany
  • Klaus Kühnhammer | Bitstem GmbH | Hausleiten, Austria
  • Johann Mika | Austrian Broadcasting Services | Vienna, Austria
  • Thomas Stockhammer | Qualcomm | Munich, Germany
  • Jordi J. Gimenez | 5G-MAG | Geneve, Switzerland

Abstract: In this paper, we present the 5G-MAG Reference Tools implementing features of 3GPP Rel. 16 5G Media Streaming and 5G Broadcast and demonstrate the use case "broadband-broadcast seamless switching."

AM and FM HD Radio

The Time to Consider All Digital Radio Has Arrived - $15

Date: April 15, 2022
Author Name:
  • E. Glynn Walden | CBS Radio (retired) | Marlton, New Jersey, United States

Abstract: A brief history of the development of all-digital AM, the advantages that all-digital AM provides, and a discussion of how the industry might successfully transition from analog to all-digital.

Exploring the Effects of Directional Antenna Pattern Bandwidth on MA3 Transmissions - $15

Date: April 15, 2022
Author Name:
  • David Kolesar | Hubbard Radio | Washington, District of Columbia, United States
  • Mike Raide | Xperi Corporation | Columbia, Maryland, United States

Abstract: This paper examines the real-world impacts of an AM directional antenna pattern (specifically, WWFD's nighttime pattern) on the quality of its MA3 transmissions.

A Cloud-Capable Synchronized Transport Architecture for FM and HD Radio Broadcasting - $15

Date: April 15, 2022
Author Name:
  • Philipp Schmid | Nautel Limited | Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Abstract: Processed FM MPX, all HD audio and data can now be delivered directly to an FM transmitter with aligned FM and HD audio from global on-premise or cloud datacenters simplifying HD Radio transmission.

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