NAB Engineering Achievement Awards

The 2022 NAB Technology Awards are presented April 24, 2022

For the first time ever, the exhibition floor opens on SUNDAY! Lace up comfortable shoes and hit the floor starting at 10 a.m. Be sure to stop by the PILOT booth in Futures Park in the West Hall.

Sunday’s Broadcast Engineering and IT Conference Schedule
Sunday, April 24 | 9:15 am – 4:30 pm
West Hall

Precision Drone Flight Demonstration Using ATSC 3.0 RTK Datacast
Sunday, April 24 | 10:30 am, 12 pm, and 5 pm
Silver Lot

Watch a precision food delivery drone flight demonstration that uses Real Time Kinematic (RTK) data from an ATSC 3.0 datacast to provide 100X more accurate navigation than GPS alone; from about 3 meters to 3 centimeters.

What’s Now and What’s Next with NEXTGEN TV
Sunday, April 24 | 10:35 – 11:35 am
North Hall Room N258-N260

The United States NEXTGEN TV rollout is in full swing with stations in over 40 markets now offering NEXTGEN TV powered by ATSC 3.0. Hear from a panel of broadcasters including Pearl TV members as they discuss market launches, detail upcoming rollout milestones, offer expectations and summarize near and long-term goals for this exciting consumer-facing deployment.

NAB Diversity Symposium
Sunday, April 24 | 12:15 – 3 pm
North Hall Room N249

The 2022 NAB Diversity Symposium is designed to help broadcast organizations develop corporate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies and embrace diversity in media and the workplace. This live, in-person event will continue the conversation about building inclusive company cultures and improving representation in the media.

Life in the Fast Lane – Today’s In-Vehicle Infotainment Insights
Sunday, April 24 | 12:35 – 1:34 pm
North Hall Room N259-N261

Buckle up for a road trip through the in-vehicle infotainment technologies of today and tomorrow. Join fellow broadcasters and automotive industry experts for fast-paced presentations and conversations detailing the latest technologies coming to vehicles. What consumer demands are pushing innovation? What dashboard puzzles are automakers looking to solve? How are broadcast + OTT services being deployed? How are broadcasters working with OEMs to keep radio front and center in dashboards? What’s the on ramp for these emerging technologies and what unique opportunities does this all afford broadcasters?

Hollywood’s “Binge Times” OTT Battle and NAB Engineering Awards
Sunday, April 24 | 3 – 4 pm
West Hall Room W307-W309

We’ve been honoring outstanding engineers annually since 1959, and this year NAB CEO, Curtis LeGeyt, and CTO, Sam Matheny, will present the awards and celebrate two incredibly deserving recipients, Ashruf El-Dinary (Radio) and Peter Sockett (Television). And veteran media reporters Dade Hayes (Deadline Hollywood) and Dawn Chmielewski (Reuters), authors of the book, Binge Times: Inside Hollywood’s Furious Billion-Dollar Battle to Take Down Netflix, will share their amazing insights from the book in a timely and important moderated discussion.

PILOT Innovation Challenge Winners: BEAM Dynamics and Spalk
Sunday, April 24 | 3 – 3:30 pm
Exhibition Floor: West Hall W6428 – Connect Experiential Zone

BEAM Dynamics, one of the 2021 PILOT Innovation Challenge winners, and Spalk, one of the of the 2022 PILOT Innovation Challenge Winners, will present the details of their winning submissions.

The NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Awards
Sunday, April 24 | 4:30 – 5:45 pm
North Hall Main Stage

Jeremy Sinon, Vice President, Digital Strategy, Hubbard Radio, will received the NAB Digital Leadership Award

NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame inductees:

  • NBC’s award-winning journalist Lester Holt
  • “All Things Considered” (ATC), the flagship news program of NPR
  • Jim Bohannon, host of Westwood One’s nationally syndicated radio talk show, “The Jim Bohannon Show”
  • “The Price is Right”