National Association of Broadcasters

PILOT Innovation Challenge Announces 12 Finalists

10/17/17 10:00 pm

PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), announced the 12 finalists of its second annual PILOT Innovation Challenge. The PILOT Innovation Challenge recognizes creative ideas that leverage technological advances in the production, distribution and display of engaging content.

SPROCKIT and NAB Show Welcome Nine New Media, Entertainment and Technology Startups to Partnership Program

10/16/17 10:00 pm

SPROCKIT, the global community that curates, connects and fosters collaboration between market-ready startups and media, entertainment and tech companies to drive innovation in collaboration with NAB Show, today announced nine new startups selected to participate in the year-long program.

NAB Education Foundation Announces 2018 Broadcast Leadership Training Class

10/16/17 10:00 pm

The NAB Education Foundation (NABEF) announced today the 2018 class of the Broadcast Leadership Training (BLT) program. The BLT program is the foremost executive training program for the broadcast industry, for which participants are selected through a competitive application process.

NAB Statement on Letter Regarding Incentive Auction Repack Timeline

10/15/17 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON -- In response to a letter from Members of Congress to the FCC regarding the current timeline for repacking TV stations following the broadcast spectrum incentive auction, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:

Steve Newberry Joins NAB as EVP for Strategic Planning/Special Projects

10/12/17 10:00 pm

WASHINGTON -- NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith announced today that former NAB Joint Board Chairman Steve Newberry has joined the NAB as Executive Vice President for Strategic Planning/Special Projects.

National EAS Test Results Look Positive, But There Are Issues

Posted on 09-29-17 by Suzan

Concerns over audio quality, IPAWS poll

Phil Kurz, TV Technology
 
WASHINGTON—Anecdotal evidence points to general success of yesterday’s national EAS system test, according to broadcasters and a major EAS equipment vendor. However, despite the test’s overall success, a nagging known problem stemming from FCC rules that require no delay in the turnaround and transmission of EAS messages persists.

“Overall, from the information that we have gotten so far, it sounds like the EAS test was a success,” says Ed Czarnecki, senior director, Strategic & Government Affairs at Monroe Electronics.

Today’s the Day: Nationwide EAS Test and Form 2 Deadline Arrive

Posted on 09-27-17 by Suzan

Lauren Lynch Flick, Pillsbury Law Firm

Earlier this week, the FCC and FEMA released a final reminder that this year’s nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System will occur today, September 27, 2017 at 2:20 PM Eastern Time.  The test will be transmitted in both English and Spanish and broadcasters will choose which one to air in their communities.

The agencies had reserved October 4th as a backup date for the test in the event that an emergency was ongoing that could lead to confusion around the test.  They decided not to fall back on that option despite Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria recently causing much destruction.  They did, however, acknowledge the disruption those events caused by giving broadcasters in the affected areas additional time to meet their various filing obligations connected to the national EAS test.

Did You Know? New Rules For Short Towers

Posted on 09-21-17 by Suzan

Here is one of those “Did you know?” questions: Did you know that broadcast towers between 50 feet and 200 feet above ground level now have to be painted according to the FAA color directive?

Probably you are thinking “Fake News.” But that is only because it is a new law that has not been communicated very well to broadcasters and tower owners.