NAB’s LeGeyt: broadcasters should focus on local to take on big tech

US broadcasters’ can continue to thrive in the age of streaming by doubling down on their strength in connecting with local audiences, according to Curtis LeGeyt, president and CEO, NAB. Speaking at the opening session of the NAB Show main stage conference, LeGeyt hit on a perennial theme at the event – US broadcasters’ supposed […]

NAB announces trio of appointments to board of directors

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) has announced a trio of appointments to its board of directors.  The trade association and lobby group has appointed Catherine Badalamente, president and CEO of Graham Media Group, and Phil Tahtakran, SVP, head of federal government affairs for NBCUniversal, to the NAB Television Board of Directors, while Kevin Godwin, […]

NAB: FCC chief promises bonfire of ‘outdated’ regulations

Outdated rules will be cast down as part of the FCC’s review of current media regulations, according to FCC chairman Ajit Pai. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas, Pai said that media regulations – including those relating to broadcast, cable and direct broadcast satellite – need to be revised and out-of-date rules thrown […]

NAB: Ericsson highlights interdependence of telecoms and TV

Ericsson has used NAB to highlight the growing interdependence of TV and telecoms – despite a strategic review that may result in the sale of all or part of its media arm. Ericsson also used the show to announce a new agreement with technology outfit Inspur to deliver TV services in China, as well as […]

NASA to live stream 4K video from space

NASA is set to produce its first-ever live 4K video stream from space during a session at the NAB Show in Las Vegas later this month. The US National Aeronautics and Space Administration will co-produce the panel with Amazon Web Services and NAB to explore how advanced imaging and cloud technologies are “taking scientific research […]

Amazon video service to be ‘fully open platform’ for partners

Amazon plans to develop its subscription video service as a fully open platform embracing third-party programmers and OTT services, according to Amazon executive Michael Paull. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas yesterday, Amazon’s vice-president of digital video said that the company’s third-party Streaming Partners Programme, which it launched late last year, could make […]

Disney: reach and innovation will ensure future of broadcast

Broadcast television remains in good health, with a strong future ahead if it focuses on innovation and the inherent advantage of its global reach, according to Disney exec Ben Sherwood. Speaking at the NAB Show in Las Vegas yesterday, the co-chairman of Disney Media networks and president of Disney ABC Television said that TV obituaries […]

Ericsson announces raft of product launches at NAB

Ericsson announced a raft of products and services at NAB, including a proof of concept for delivering next-generation Fox content including virtual reality (VR) and Ultra HD. As part of its global partnership with the Fox Innovation Lab, Ericsson is collaborating on a proof of concept for delivering content – including new release and library movies, […]

NAB’s Smith and Haim Saban raise alarm on spectrum and call for new broadcast standard

US broadcasters must take on the threat to their spectrum, which is coveted by wireless operators, and urgently develop a new standard that will allow free over-the-air broadcast to prosper in the multiscreen world, according to Gordon Smith, president and CEO of NAB, and Haim Saban, chairman of Hispanic broadcast giant Univision Communications. Leading the […]

Globecast unveils OTT service delivery packages

Media services provider Globecast is using NAB to introduce a new OTT offering encompassing live, VoD and catch-up programming. OTT Live is for simulcast delivery of linear channels. OTT VoD ingests individual programme assets into the online video platform for VoD services and delivers the content over the Internet, and OTT Live-to-VoD creates a VoD […]

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