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Next Gen Hub Opens, Astronaut Joins NAB Show Open, Futures Park Showcases New Tech

It's been another great day at NAB Show. It all kicked off at 8:15am this morning when the ATSC board cut the ribbon on the Next Gen TV Hub. NAB CTO Sam Matheny called attention to the location of the hub, positioned prominently in the central lobby of the Las Vegas Convention Center, as evidence of how [...]

By |April 24, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Next Gen Hub Opens, Astronaut Joins NAB Show Open, Futures Park Showcases New Tech

BEITC and Digital Futures Exchange Highlight What’s Next for Broadcasters

NAB CTO Sam Matheny officially opened the NAB BEIT conference this morning with a discussion with Julius Knapp, Chief of the Office of Engineering and Technology at the FCC about repack and the transition facing broadcasters. NAB CTO Sam Matheny (left) and Julius Knapp, FCC (right) Next up was the Digital Futures [...]

By |April 24, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on BEITC and Digital Futures Exchange Highlight What’s Next for Broadcasters

Amazon Alexa, BEITC Engage and NABEF TAP Students

The NAB Show floor may not open until tomorrow, but things are well underway here in Las Vegas. On Saturday, BEITC Engage kicked off with speakers on Emerging Broadcast Delivery System, IP for Broadcast  and Media Facilities Design. The new electronic poster format allowed session attendees to interact directly with speakers. Attendees at the BEITC Engage session Amazon was [...]

By |April 23, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Amazon Alexa, BEITC Engage and NABEF TAP Students

Watson Will Become our Digital Self

This is a guest post by IBM Watson Artificial Intelligence Consultant, Debi Stack. Debi will join the Artificial Intelligence and Bots session at the NAB Show Digital Futures Exchange. You can follow her on twitter at @debrastack.  This post was originally published on LinkedIn. The CEO of a global media & entertainment company recently visited IBM’s Watson headquarters for a [...]

By |April 20, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Watson Will Become our Digital Self

The Must See Tech at NAB Show

The NAB Show kicks off next week with lots of cool tech exhibits and sessions. In this blog, NAB CTO Sam Matheny and the tech team here at NAB have gathered a list of a dozen highlights worth adding to your agenda. Amazon Alexa Boot Camp Amazon is providing new ways for people to access news, information and entertainment [...]

By |April 18, 2017|NAB Show, Blog|Comments Off on The Must See Tech at NAB Show

Serving Communities with the PILOT Innovation Challenge

What’s next? It’s a simple question with infinite, complex answers. I don’t know of any industry that doesn’t wrestle with how to answer it. The broadcast industry is no different and it's why we are continuously exploring new ways to serve audiences. The PILOT Innovation Challenge is designed to inspire and further enhance this ideation process. We’re calling on [...]

By |April 23, 2017|Innovation Challenge 2017, Blog|Comments Off on Serving Communities with the PILOT Innovation Challenge

2017 Futures Park

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 are presented by commercial, government or academic R&D facilities and related organizations. The 2017 Futures Park exhibitor lineup is now [...]

By |April 13, 2017|NAB Show, Blog|Comments Off on 2017 Futures Park

2017 HAM Reception at NAB Show

CQ NAB! A highlight and tradition for many of us attending the NABShow is the Amateur Radio Operators Reception. I started in ham radio in 1975 (WN6BFL) and attended my first NABShow Ham Reception in 1986. Like past years, the Ham Reception will be held on Wednesday evening (April 26) beginning at 6 p.m. [...]

By |April 10, 2017|NAB Show, Blog|Comments Off on 2017 HAM Reception at NAB Show

We Celebrate the launch of Next Gen TV at the Global UHD Conference

Next Generation Television is coming to a screen near you, but before it does, it will launch in South Korea. In actuality, it already has, and that fact was celebrated at the Global UHD Conference in Seoul, Korea on March 27-28. We at NAB were delighted to be there and to co-host the event along [...]

By |April 7, 2017|Blog, Television|Comments Off on We Celebrate the launch of Next Gen TV at the Global UHD Conference