National Association of Broadcasters

Local Newscast Viewership Soars During Los Angeles Wildfires

12/10/17 9:00 pm

WASHINGTON, DC --Over one million more residents in the Los Angeles area tuned into local newscasts on broadcast TV stations last week than the previous week as wildfires raged across Southern California, according to data from ratings measurement service Nielsen. Viewership of local evening newscasts soared across all seven news-producing broadcast television stations in Los Angeles compared to last month’s rating sweeps period.

NAB to Induct 'Wheel of Fortune' and 'JEOPARDY!' Into Broadcasting Hall of Fame

12/04/17 9:00 pm

Two of America’s most popular gameshows, “Wheel of Fortune” and “JEOPARDY!,” will be inducted into the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Hall of Fame at the new 2018 NAB Show Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner on Monday, April 9 in Las Vegas. The two syndicated hits have produced a combined 13,000+ episodes. They are both produced by Sony Pictures Television Studios and distributed by CBS Television Distribution.

NAB Statement on Senate Passage of Tax Reform Legislation

12/03/17 9:00 pm

WASHINGTON, DC -- In response to passage of comprehensive tax reform legislation by the Senate, the following statement can be attributed to NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith:

NAB Joins GENIVI Showcase at AutoMobility LA 2017

11/27/17 9:00 pm

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), the premier advocacy association for America's radio and television broadcasters, and the GENIVI Alliance, a collaborative community of automakers and their suppliers developing open software for in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) and the connected car, are beginning to collaborate on automotive radio technology as NAB joins the GENIVI Showcase at AutoMobility LA 2017 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

NAB Show Reveals New Event Schedule Highlighting Industry Awards

11/19/17 9:00 pm

NAB Show will debut two new events highlighting broadcast industry achievement. The NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Dinner will be held Monday, April 9th at the Encore Las Vegas. A separate NAB: We Are Broadcasters Program will be held Tuesday, April 10th at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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.