As expected, the NAB Joint Board on Tuesday (10/26) gave its blessing to the “term sheet” for a possible Performance Rights Act (PRA) agreement adopted the previous day by the NAB Radio Board. Other than that hot topic, it was a pretty uneventful two-day meeting for the board members.
On the TV side, the Television Board heard an update on the legal action launched by various broadcasters to try to halt ivi.tv and FilmOn from streaming broadcast programming on the Internet without consent. NAB VP/Science & Technology Lynn Claudy briefed the directors on the Synchbak technology, which broadcast groups are embracing for streaming. The difference there is that Synchbak will block out-of-DMA streaming.