It’s almost time to celebrate the centennial affair in the City of Lights. The 100th NAB Show kicks off in less than two weeks, marking the second year of an in-person return at the Las Vegas Convention Center that’ll give attendees the chance to see countless technological unveilings and advancements.
The past few years have forced NAB to adjust its show’s format, but it’s given plenty of time for more trends to pave the way for the future. It seems like yesterday Web3 and blockchain technologies were the centers of daily discussion, and while those will still have a heavy presence at NAB, artificial intelligence will also take center stage in the broadcasting world alongside ongoing conversations on the status of the streaming environment and cloud-based platforms.
The real welcoming festivities commence April 17 at 9am PT with remarks from NAB leadership and a fireside chat with President/CEO Curtis LeGeyt. It precedes the Streaming Summit track that kicks off with a highly-anticipated first glimpse at Charter and Comcast’s jv Xumo. CRO and Platform Officer Colin Petrie-Norris and Conference Chairman Dan Rayburn will talk through what that will do for consumers and advertisers at 9:30am. The future of sports and streaming is dominating a meaningful part of the rest of the Summit with Fox Sports VP, Video and Player Engineering Mayur Srinivasan revealing how the programmer is rethinking its video delivery at 10:15am.
Outside of the Streaming Summit, NextGen TV will be at the forefront as ATSC 3.0 continues to roll out to U.S. markets. It’ll be one of the several topics that senior staff from the FCC’s Media Bureau cover at the “Ask the FCC with Larry Walke” session (April 17 at 2:45pm PT), which will also cover media ownership rules and political advertising.
If you can’t attend the 2023 NAB Show, Cablefax will be on hand to keep you up to speed on the latest and greatest that’s being introduced. To help prep you for the conference, below are some must-reads on hot NAB Show topics.