For those who did not get a chance to see the show floor this year because there more important things going on behind the scenes, I am grateful for Deb’s efforts to ‘sum it all up’! – MisterDTV
LAS VEGAS: Presenting a list of 101 technologies on display at NAB 2012, a combination of award winners, late product announcements and random observations on the floor by the TV Technology staff, their spies, and others.
via TVTechnology: Gear Redux: 101 Unveilings and Highlights from NAB 2012.
During a recent trip to Taiwan, I was struck by the fact that virtually every taxi had a live TV connection on the dashboard. For someone unfamiliar with the streets of Taipei, perhaps the only thing that could make getting around more harrowing was thinking the driver might be watching CNN International instead of the road.
If mobile car TV feels like another step into a media world once reserved for science fiction, it’s hardly a novelty. For the umpteenth time, the just-wrapped NAB convention in Las Vegas featured astounding demonstrations of new technology and carried warnings that TV life as we know it — rooted in networks, cable hookups and what-not — is about to change dramatically.
via TV changes on the way — but when? – Entertainment News, TV News, Media – Variety.
If this week’s National Association of Broadcasters Show is any indication, by 2020 “broadcasting” is a term that will be foreign to anyone under 40. Based on the show’s programming this year, as well as the general vibe that multiplatform delivery is the future, it seems that pretty soon no one will be concerned about how content is distributed — just if it’s good or not.
via Fear and loathing at NAB 2012 — Online Video News.
With launches of mobile DTV services expected to begin this summer, broadcasters, vendors and technology organizations will be out in force at NAB demonstrating the technology and new devices to receiving the signals.
via NAB: Mobile DTV Takes Center Stage in Vegas – 2012-04-13 16:24:23 | Broadcasting & Cable.
This is my 37th NAB Show (used to be a convention). A long, long time for such a young man! 🙂 I am sitting here, packing my bag, and wondering what will be the biggest surprise? Broadcasting, and the role it has played in our lives has changed over the decades, but one thing can be said for certain. LOCAL TELEVISION has been with us from the beginning, and remains a very relevant part of our daily life. In the beginning, the definition of TV as a ubiquitous service was simple – we were in most every home living room in the country. What is just as certain is this fact – the definition of ubiquitous has evolved. Ubiquitous today is defined as being with us wherever we may be, not just in the living room of our homes. In order for television to be ubiquitous, it must seek to be everywhere. That will require change, and the technologies exist to make that possible. My challenge is one of making that happen. Might just keep me busy for the next few years 😉
When broadcasters gathered at this time last year in Las Vegas for their annual show, there was much anxiety over the future of over-the-air television. Congress was still weighing proposals that some broadcasters worried could force them to give up their lifeblood: spectrum.
via Spectrum Question Colors Broadcasters Convention – Juliana Gruenwald – NationalJournal.com.
With more than 120 stations now on-air, Mobile DTV devices are now in the works on multiple platforms – including mobile phones, iPad accessory receivers, portable TV products, and receivers for the car.
via 2012 NAB Show – Exhibits – Mobile DTV Pavilion.