Next-Gen Tech Gets Exposed By PILOT



NAB / National Association of Broadcasters

The National Association of Broadcasters is turning the cameras on itself today, as it seeks to demonstrate how broadcasters are using next generation technology to transform the industry.

An event set from 3:30pm-8pm at Washington, DC’s Newseum produced by PILOT, “Broadcast Innovations” will see industry experts and policy makers talk up how emerging technologies are allowing broadcasters to serve their audiences in never-before-imagined ways.

Participants include NBC Universal’s SVP of Advanced Technology Standards & Policy and eight-time Olympic medalist/swimmer Allison Schmitt, who will be interviewed by WRC-4 in Washington, DC news anchor Jim Handly during a session devoted to “The Olympic Experience.”

Also set to be on hand are Rep. Greg Walden; Glenn Reitmeier, SVP of Advanced Technology Standards & Policy at NBC Universal; NextRadio president Paul Brenner; CBS Radio/Philadelphia VP/Radio News Steve Butler; Sinclair Broadcast Group SVP of Strategy & Policy Rebecca Hanson; and in Raleigh GM John Conway, among others.

NAB CEO Gordon Smith and CTO Sam Matheny will also be in attendance.

Attendees are asked to go to the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center, on the eight floor.

PILOT, formerly NAB Labs, is a coalition of innovators, educators and advocates dedicated to advancing broadcast technology and cultivating new media opportunities. It is designed to propel broadcast television and radio into the future and provides a platform for innovation, an engine for incubation, a venue for testing new technologies and a forum for broadcaster education.