PILOT and Local Media Association To Host The Video Summit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters(NAB), in partnership with the Local Media Association (LMA), will host The Video Summit: A Forum for Video Business Solutions on Tuesday, January 30 at NAB headquarters in Washington, D.C. The event will explore new strategies for video as they relate to over-the-top (OTT) providers, broadcast, social media, and emerging content distribution platforms.

“The rapid expansion of video use and consumption is creating new opportunities for media organizations and professionals,” said PILOT Executive Director John Clark. “The Video Summit will examine this growth in addition to the trends and best practices when developing and implementing profitable video strategies.”

Designed for digital media professionals and strategists, The Video Summit will feature case studies from numerous local media organizations. Additional highlights include:

• A keynote presentation by “The Washington Post” Director of Video and Senior Editor Micah Gelman
• Digital video revenue projections by leading local media analyst Gordon Borrell
• Local media content and revenue insight from YouTube and OTT platforms
• Discussions on how augmented and virtual reality are impacting video and the media industry

“There is a lot of experimentation going on with off-platform video,” said LMA President Nancy Lane. “This summit will highlight the most promising case studies, especially those with serious monetization strategies. We are delighted to once again partner with PILOT/NAB and bring the best minds in the industry together for sharing and collaboration.”

Registration is $395 and will increase to $495 after January 12. Additional information and registration are available here.

About PILOT
PILOT is a coalition of innovators, educators and advocates dedicated to advancing broadcast technology and cultivating new media opportunities. PILOT propels broadcast television and radio into the future. It provides a platform for innovation, an engine for incubation, a venue for testing new technologies and a forum for broadcaster education. Learn more at nabpilot.org.

About the Local Media Association
The Local Media Association is a thriving and innovative association that serves local media companies (newspapers, TV, radio, directories, pure plays, and more) as well as research and development partners in the industry. LMA assists local media companies with the digital transition via cutting-edge programs, conferences, webinars, research and training. It is intensely focused on helping local media companies discover new and sustainable business models. Learn more at http://localmedia.org.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.