NAB Show 2018

Lionsgate: broadcast still ‘most lucrative’ for drama despite streaming explosion

Broadcast will remain a highly relevant platform for scripted drama, with some types of show better-suited to the syndication model than sales to streaming platforms, according to Kevin Beggs, chairman of independent producer Lionsgate. Speaking at the opening of the NAB Show in Las Vegas on Monday, Beggs said that the choice of distribution platform […]

Congressman Walden calls for lighter regulation to level field with big tech

While traditional broadcasters in the US have historically been confronted with more, and more rigorous, regulation than emerging internet and new media giants, the solution should lie more on the side of reducing regulation on traditional player rather than imposing new regulations on the likes of Facebook and Google, according to Congressman Greg Walden of […]

NAB chief highlights ‘five wins’ for broadcasters

The NAB helped secure “five wins” for US broadcasters from legislators last year, including US$1 billion in funding to help them cope with relocation of broadcast signals as a result of spectrum reallocation, according to NAB president and CEO Gordon Smith. Speaking at the opening of the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Smith said that […]

Harmonic reveals new OTT customer and UHD-HDR SaaS system

New US-based OTT TV outfit Vidgo has tapped technology provider Harmonic for a new OTT service deployment. Vidgo is a new entrant in the growing US OTT market that is planning to offer a skinny bundle line-up targeted at younger viewers and those that have decided to cut their pay TV services. “They have identified […]

IABM unveils ‘new model’ and regional customer boards

Broadcast and media technology suppliers industry body IABM has used the NAB Show in Las Vegas to unveil a new industry model dubbed the BaM Content Chain: from Creator to Consumer. The move is designed to reflect a growing awareness on the part of broadcast manufacturers that content production and distribution is changing thanks to […]

NBC Olympics: IP useful to engage younger audiences, but transition will take time

Broadcasters are making greater use of cloud and IP technology for big live events, but the need for absolute quality means that they will continue to invest significantly in on-premises infrastructure for some time to come, according to Dan Robertson, VP of Olympics information technology at NBC Olympics. Speaking at a press event organised by […]