Business of Broadcast
Sunday, April 23 - Wednesday, April 26
Part of the NAB Show’s Media Series of programs, the Business of Broadcast brings together radio and television station management executives, including content delivery and digital executives as well as other areas of expertise such as finance, legal, policy, advertising, marketing, and business development. This program presents new tools, information and ideas for helping your station thrive. Back by popular demand, the Business of Broadcast will once again spotlight Digital Strategies for Radio, presented by PILOT. This track helps non-technical radio managers understand and leverage new digital tools and applications to their advantage. Compare notes with your peers and hear from subject matter experts to propel your station to success in 2017!
Digital Futures Exchange
Sunday, April 23
Targeting staff who drive digital revenue for stations, this event brings digital officers, managers, general managers, and account managers together for an unscripted interactive discussion of digital trends, strategies and case studies for local markets. A diverse combination of bright minds and expert analysts from organizations like Pew Research, IAB, BIA and other top digital media analysts will share their best ideas for decision makers and decision influencers. Pitches will focus on digital strategies that will win in local markets, and sales pitches will not be allowed.
Online Video/OTT Television
Monday, April 24 – Tuesday, April 25
Rapid technology innovation, new online viewer behaviors and unprecedented streaming business models are revolutionizing the TV and video industries. More than ever, industry executives are challenged to make sense of this turbulent landscape to chart a successful path forward. This program brings together experts with front line experience for two compelling days of keynotes, panel discussions and research sharing. Attendees gain the insights and data necessary to capitalize on streaming’s new opportunities.
Creative Master Series
Monday, April 24 – Tuesday, April 25
Go behind the scenes with the creatives and crew responsible for today’s most innovative and popular feature films, TV series and OTT experiences. Learn how they elicited nuanced performances, choreographed complex shots, accomplished intricate face replacements and balanced scores with dense sound effects. Hear how they applied the latest technologies to solve workflow challenges, and understand the questions they are asking to reinvent storytelling for new platforms.
Content Strategies: The Future of Entertainment
This track is best suited for entertainment executives involved in program acquisitions, program distribution sales, program creation, casting, video production, online and linear video distribution technologies, tune-in marketing and promotions, entertainment licensing, network and station management, traditional and targeted programmatic media sales, advertising, brand marketing, publicity, and agencies. Through a mix of keynotes, special presentations and panel discussions, this program addresses revenue strategies related to such topics as targeted advertising across viewing platforms, television content with broad appeal as well as targeted programming, distribution technologies, video production, and tune-in promotion.
Sports Media and Entertainment
Geared to sports media executives, this track provides leaders representing business, marketing, and production disciplines as well as franchises and federations with insights and trend updates. Hear about the trends shaping sports content and driving audiences as well as innovations in production and monetization.
Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference
Saturday, April 22 – Thursday, April 27
Part of the NAB Show’s Technology Series of Programs, the Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (BEITC) is designed for broadcast engineers and technicians, media technology managers, contract engineers, broadcast equipment manufacturers, distributors, engineering consultants, and R&D engineers. Technical presentations consider pressing issues facing today’s media professionals, including the ongoing transition to IT- and IP-based systems. Emphasis on next-generation systems throughout the media-delivery ecosystem provides the conference with a decidedly forward-looking focus.
Future of Cinema: The Intersection of Technology, Art, and Commerce in Cinema
Saturday, April 22 – Sunday, April 23
In the 21st century, cinema is no longer confined to a theatrical setting. With consumers seeking content via myriad distribution outlets, creators are working hard to maintain artistic intent in an ever-evolving landscape. But should that be the highest priority? The Future of Cinema will explore this, and other thought-provoking questions as we examine the future of movie-making and SMPTE’s next 100 years.
Tuesday, April 25
This specialized track focuses on the role the satellite industry plays in broadcasting and in delivering high quality video content from virtually anywhere to any place on the planet whether it is on land, sea or in the air. The sessions will feature a satellite industry keynote speaker plus three panel discussions that address the role of satellites in the delivery of ultra-HD content, satellite broadband technology and delivery plus In-flight satellite entertainment and connectivity for the aviation industry.
NextGen Media Technology: AI, AR and Cloud Innovations
Wednesday, April 26
Produced in partnership with the Entertainment Technology Center at the University of Southern California, this program spotlights cutting edge technology that is reshaping the creation, distribution and consumption of entertainment content. Join thought leaders and catalysts from the entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and service industries for an insider’s look into the emerging technologies disrupting everything from the creative process to business models and consumer behavior. This year’s program focuses on the emergence of artificial intelligence, innovations in cloud technology and cyber security, and the continued rapid development of augmented and virtual reality in entertainment media.
Technology is evolving faster than humankind itself. And we’re living in a world of our own invention. Behavior and business have merged to redefine content, workflows and revenue streams.
It’s The M.E.T. Effect℠, a cultural phenomenon fueled by hybrid solutions and boundless connectivity that’s changing the very nature of how we live, work and play.