FCC Chief Tops 2013 NAB Show

On April 10 at the NAB Show, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will engage in a question-and answer session
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On April 10 at the NAB Show, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will engage in a question-and answer session
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Julius GenachowskiThe 2013 NAB Show in Las Vegas will feature guests as varied as the head of the Federal Communications Commission, the anchor of a network news show and the host of a tabloid television show, according to organizers.

The convention is scheduled to run from April 6—11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and on April 10 at 9 a.m., FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski will engage in a question-and answer session with Paul Karpowicz, chairman of the National Association of Broadcasters Joint Board.

Also at the show, Bob Schieffer, who has been informing the public as a reporter for 56 years and who has been with CBS News for 44 years, is to be honored with the NAB Distinguished Service Award. The presentation ceremony is scheduled for April 8 at the opening keynote session.

The same day Schieffer is honored for his contribution to broadcasting, the singing competition series “American Idol” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame, said Marcellus Alexander, NAB’s executive vice president of television.

The induction ceremony is to be held at the NAB Show Luncheon on April 8, where the “vibrant personality” of Nancy O’Dell, Emmy Award-winning host of “Entertainment Tonight,” is expected to “energize attendees,” Alexander said.


While awards and luncheons are part of the NAB Show, so is training, and the program for 2013 includes a Digital Publishing Workshop conducted by Future Media Concepts. The workshop is part of the NAB Show’s Post Production World, which runs April 6—10, and offers training for production and post professionals including editors, producers, directors, graphic artists, motion graphics designers and new media specialists.

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More than 1,600 companies are expected to exhibit the latest broadcast and audiovisual technologies at the 2013 NAB Show.For even more focused areas where attendees can look to for information are the six conferences that are part of the NAB Show. Those conferences, the dates they are running and some information about each, are:

The Broadcast Engineering Conference, April 6—11, is for broadcast engineers and technicians, and will provide technical papers that address the most recent developments in broadcast technology.

The Broadcast Management Conference, April 7—10, is for radio and television station managers as well as group owners, CEOs, general managers, news directors, new media directors and sales managers. The conference provides strategies to grow business and stay up to date on regulatory issues affecting their companies.

The Cloud Computing Conference, April 8—9, will demonstrate new ways cloud-based solutions provide better reliability and security for content distribution.

The Disruptive Media Conference, April 10—11, will covers disruptive media as well as more traditional over the top television technologies and how those programs are impacting business models for distribution and consumer engagement.

The Military and Government Summit, April 9—10, seeks to bridge the gap between government needs and cutting-edge commercial video applications and related technologies, demonstrating the effectiveness of broadcast quality productions.

The Technology Summit on Cinema, April 6—7, promises an in-depth view of the new technologies to appear soon at local movie theaters. Produced in partnership with the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, the conference is fixed on such technologies might affect the broader media ecosystem.

In addition to all that, there is the exhibitor floor where more than 1,600 companies will showcase the latest broadcast and audiovisual technologies.


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