2021 Innovation Challenge FAQs

With the deadline for applications for our 2021 Innovation Challenge rapidly approaching, we have been getting questions from startups and those in the startup community about the competition. Those who are thinking about applying are welcome to join our final office hours, Wednesday, July 7 at 2 p.m. ET, to get last minute questions answered. [...]

By |June 30, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Metadata for Radio

Metadata is defined as “a set of data that describes and gives information about other data.” When applied to radio broadcasting, the term metadata is referring to data which describes or augments an audio program. Song title and artist, an album art image, a station logo, an advertiser’s web address or a textual news story description are all examples of metadata. It has never been more important for radio broadcasters to include metadata in their broadcasts and audio streams.

By |June 29, 2021|Categories: Blog|

The FCC Officially Announces Next Nationwide EAS Test

In a Public Notice released June 11, 2021 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) formally announced that it will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) on August 11, 2021, and that the EAS Test Reporting System (ETRS) is now open for filings. The test will be held [...]

By |June 15, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Startups Wanted for the 2021 Innovation Challenge

This year’s Innovation Challenge is all about giving startups an opportunity for unparalleled access to the U.S. broadcasting industry. We are blending the best parts of a traditional pitch competition with the thematic focus of the Innovation Challenge. PILOT’s 2021 Innovation Challenge will showcase emerging products or prototypes that are poised to help broadcasters rise [...]

By |June 10, 2021|Categories: Blog|

Time to Announce, Celebrate the NAB Technology Award Winners

It's time to celebrate this year's NAB Engineering Achievement and Digital Leadership Award winners. Of course, we must announce the winners first. This year, we're doing both at the same time. On Thursday, June 17 at 2 p.m. ET, we're hosting a special session on NAB Amplify titled "The Future of Media and the NAB Technology Awards."

By |June 8, 2021|Categories: Blog|