NAB Show New York Opens Nov 9th

This two-day affair combines the former CCW event, featuring SATCON and is now co-located with InfoComm Connections. The event is expected to draw 7,200 attendees and around 300 exhibitors.

In addition to the exhibits, the attendee Core Package ($75) includes access to two full days of 60+ Core Sessions and Keynotes throughout five on-floor Inspiration Stages. These 30 minute sessions feature the hottest topics of most concern to media and entertainment professionals. Some of the technology-centric presentations, and selected speakers are shown below. 

Some key Wednesday sessions:

Basics of Satellite Communications for the Broadcast Industry, Part 1

The seminar then covers cost effectiveness of satellite communications including cost drivers, such as satellite and ground station costs, and methods for minimizing bandwidth costs. Shown: Burt Liebowitz, Principal Network Engineer, MITRE Corporation, speaker.

Drones…Getting Beyond High, Wide (and Stupid)

What is the impact of the FAA's latest Part 107 guidelines on production? See great drone shots and hear from leading aerial operators and drone cinematographers. Shown: Edward Kostakis, Xizmo Media and Senior Pilot, DJI Global,  panelist.

Satellites, Teleports and the Cloud

This panel will discuss the end-to-end workflow of linear television and how satellites, teleports and the cloud can be combined to deliver an optimized workflow, while at the same time maximizing profitability for both the content providers and their distributors. Shown: Brick Eksten, Imagine Communications, panelist.

Downstream Impacts of HTS Technology

High throughput satellite ("HTS") technology is dramatically lowering the cost of satellite broadband capacity. How will the advent of significantly lower satellite bandwidth prices impact the greater communications ecosystem and video distribution including OTT? Shown: J. Armand Musey, Summit Ridge Group, moderator

Some key Thursday sessions:

Basics of Satellite Communications for the Broadcast Industry, Part 2

Part 2 covers applications for communications satellites in the broadcast industry, including content delivery to terrestrial head end sites, the home, mobile devices, and from satellite news gathering sites.

Key Trends Driving Investment in the Media Technology Sector

Broadcast analyst Joe Zaller will present a summary of key data derived his Devoncroft Partners 2016 Big Broadcast Survey.The session will highlight the evolution of technology investments and considerations for next-generation technologies (4K / UHD, IP / IT, Cloud) along with the increased level of M&A activity by both vendors and broadcasters. Shown: moderator and presenter, Joe Zaller, President, Devoncroft Partners.

ATSC 3.0: Impact on Business Strategies and Technology Spending

The discussion will evaluate practical investment considerations and deployment costs, new revenue models, and consumer adoption timing. Participants will share perspectives in the context of the latest developments with the ATSC 3.0 standard and regulatory process. Shown: Delbert Parks, SVP and CTO, Sinclair Broadcast Group, panelist.

Where Does Satellite Fit Into the OTT Landscape?

This interview session will explore the role of satellites in the creation and distribution of OTT content and services. Shown: Phil Goswitz, VP, Video / Space & Communications, DIRECTV, AT&T Entertainment Group, speaker.

Evaluating Actual IP-Based Infrastructure Deployments

A panel of technology decision makers at leading broadcasters and service providers will discuss the transition of live broadcast environments to IP-based technology infrastructure. Shown: Thomas Edwards, VP Engineering & Development, FOX, panelist.

Registration for Core sessions, as well as other show events can be found here. Use the code MP08 and receive a $50.00 discount on the regular $75.00 purchase price. Your net, $25.00.

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