Next Gen Notability at the 2015 NAB Show

NAB Show
For six days, from April 11 – 16, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show took place at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Over 100,000 people attended the “world's largest electronic media show,” as did approximately 1,700 businesses.

The future of television, TV Everywhere and over-the-top (OTT) streaming were major topics of discussion.

“Consumers will continue to explore different platforms for sources of information – many of which come and go like so many endangered species – but broadcasting will always be there, when all else fails,” NAB President Gordon Smith said in his State of the Industry address.

“In an increasingly fragmented marketplace, [next generation technology] promises to provide flexibility, IP inter-operability and new revenue streams; opportunities to innovate to better serve our communities; and the ability to compete in a mobile world,” he continued, adding “this is a crucial time for those in the industry to work together to ensure that broadcast TV's one-to-many architecture successfully extends to emerging platforms.”

Former studio chief Peter Gruber also lauded current technological advancements, describing virtual reality as something that will “drive the most important single imperative: audience immersion and engagement with the medium.”

Here are some other key remarks and presentations from other speakers and exhibitors at the event.

In this NAB preview video, Ericsson also cited the importance of today’s “Internet-era of TV”:

Author: Brian Cameron


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