2019 NAB Show NY Offers Something For Everyone In Media

From monetizing content and the latest IP content production and streaming methods to post-production and the status of ATSC 3.0, this year’s NAB Show NY has a full slate of keynote speakers and technical sessions that reflect what’s happening in the industry today and what attendees need to be successful.

Despite its smaller size—compared to the broadcast lobbying group’s major annual convention in April — NAB Show New York continues to showcase the best in next-generation technology for media, entertainment and telecom professionals with conferences and workshops focused on television, film, satellite, online video, live events, podcasting, advertising, corporate A/V, production and post.

Of the approximately 300 exhibitors at the show — to be held October 16-17 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center — 51 will be exhibiting for the first time, suggesting an increasing interest in this New York regional gathering. This strong interest resulted in a total attendance of 15,097 for the 2018 NAB Show New York.

A full slate of technical sessions is on tap for show attendees.

A full slate of technical sessions is on tap for show attendees.

And the exhibit show floor will be full of new innovations in HD, 4K, 8K, IP, OTT, audio, networking, system monitoring, remote “At Home” production and more. In addition to a jam-packed exhibit floor, this year’s two-day conference will feature an array of program tracks that offer a variety of hands-on training sessions for intermediate-to-advanced level users in such disciplines as multi-camera TV production, film and video editing, motion graphics design, as well as postproduction sessions designed specifically for colorists and producers.

The show’s Streaming Summit track will offer attendees a series of “Fireside Chats”, or intimate session focusing on themes like the future of streaming, Sinclair Broadcast Group’s One Media and its plans for direct-to-consumer distribution, Amazon’s Fire TV, and building a live video channel with Amazon Web Services Elemental technology.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most popular buzzwords in the industry today but the actual practical implementations are only just starting. A panel discussion entitled “How Content Creators Are Using AI To Streamline The Video Workflow” will look at the application of AI and the tools it has created to the production and post process. This includes content analysis, editing, sentiment analysis and the creation of live custom linear channels based on user interaction. Attendees will learn how AI offers the opportunity to create and deliver more personalized video experiences, both for broadcast and targeted ad delivery to individuals and what impact AI technology has on the video workflow now and into the future.

ABC News Chief Meteorologist Ginger Zee and National Association of Broadcasters President and CEO Gordon Smith will headline this year’s opening keynote session, on Wednesday, October 16. The pair will discuss the indispensable role that broadcasters serve as “first informers” during times of emergency with unique insight from Zee’s experience covering weather on both the local and national level. Zee and Smith will also discuss the science of meteorology and technical advances in weather reporting, including plans to use augmented reality to better serve viewers.

For broadcasters looking for a road map to a financially successful future, a complementary TV2020 conference — presented by TVNewsCheck — will provide insight into the profit potential of emerging opportunities. In one session, entitled “Technology Leaders on IP and The Cloud” (to be held on Wed. October 16 from 1:30-2:15) several TV engineering executives, from such broadcasters as ABC, CNN, Hearst and Sinclair Broadcast Group, will lay out the investment case for IP infrastructure, cloud-enabled distribution, OTT platforms, and personalized TV.

The TV2020 conference will also present a session entitled “Exploring The Profit Potential of Emerging Opportunities,” in which company CEO/COO/CFOs, CTOs, CROs, and CIOs will engage in a high-level conversation about the potential of new revenue streams from advanced advertising, OTT and ATSC 3.0 to technology changes like the IP transition, cloud operations and sales automation.

The closing Keynote session will feature a discussion on the making of the Netflix Emmy-nominated series “Russian Doll". Entitled “Closing Keynote: How Tech Serves Art in Netflix's Russian Doll", Goldcrest Post Senior Colorist Nat Jencks collaborated with cinematographer Chris Teague to finalize the look of the show.

“Given the creative mastery required to produce this incredible series, attendees can gain valuable insight on the cutting-edge techniques and tools being used in today’s filmmaking,” said Chris Brown, NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations. “This session will answer burning questions on how the advent of 6K cameras, HDR imagery, 4K delivery and other advanced tools have revolutionized post-production and led to incredibly sharp and vibrant visuals.”

The NAB Show NY is co-located with the 147th annual Audio Engineering Society’s gathering, so attendees to NAB Show NY will get free access to another full slate of exhibit and technical sessions spotlighting the latest in audio technology for production, networking and distribution applications.

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