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PREVIEW APRIL 2022 April 23-27, 2022 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV

Broadcast, Media & Entertainment Community Returns to Las Vegas Latest tech trends, reimagined show floor and reconnecting with industry peers are on the agenda





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8 NAB Show Community Honors Contributions, Looks at the Future Social media, Legos, animation and comedy take the stage

12 Zones Facilitate Networking, Discovery and Education Hands-on demos, startup displays and peer discussions can be found on the show floor

16 Merging Reality With Fantasy: Virtual Production & Visual Effects on HBO Max’s “Our Flag Means Death” 16 Good Is No Fun at All: The Making of “The Bad Guys” 18 NAB Show Honors 22 Show Floor Tours Offer Curated Look at Breakthrough Technologies Focused tours will take place Apr. 24–27

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A Reimagined Exhibit Floor Welcomes NAB Show Community A new convention model awaits NAB Show attendees By Terry Scutt NAB SHOW DAILY

The excitement is evident as the NAB Show community plans to come together in-person for the first time in three years. Despite the worldwide pandemic, the industry continues to evolve through advances in technology and by embracing new business models. NAB Show is a catalyst for the evolution of broadcasting and the broader media and entertainment industry, and show organizers are hard at work to ensure this year’s event is a unique and valuable experience for all. “It is apparent that the challenges of the last several years

have accelerated trends that had been building for some time, including the push to remote or decentralized production, the growth of streaming and the focus on personalized and unique forms of content,” said Chris Brown, executive vice president and managing director of Global Connections and Events for the NAB. NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt — who will mark his first NAB Show as leader of the organization — noted that the hiatus and technological advances have given NAB the chance to introduce a new convention model that he says will help those involved in modern media create closer connections to people and solutions. Rather than

separate creation for broadcast or podcast or streaming, for example, the show will demonstrate that broadened content creation is the way of the future. “Recognizing it is imperative that our show reflect the dynamics of our industry, we have reimagined and redesigned the show to align with how our industry works,” LeGeyt said. “This will maximize the experience and ROI for our exhibitors and attendees, while creating a forum that is conducive for commerce, innovation and making valuable connections.” NAB Show will define the exhibit floor around three key themes — Create, Connect and Capitalize — with an additional focus on

Intelligent Content. The reimagined NAB Show experience accounts for the fact that we live and work in a cross-platform world. High-end professional products and technologies previously within reach only for larger companies have become more accessible to smaller businesses, and those tools are no longer confined to different silos within the industry. The old model with a radio hall, broadcast hall and post-production hall no longer fits today’s media ecosystem, the NAB said. Instead, exhibitors will be located in the areas they best represent, all still a part of the renewed content lifecycle.

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Content creators who want to elevate the art of their storytelling will find the latest tools in the North and Central Halls. From acquisition, pre-production and post, to audio, video, radio and animation, attendees can learn about more compact, more affordable cameras, virtual production and the advance of remote and distributed workflows for telecollaboration. Blackmagic Design, Ross Video, Rohde & Schwarz and Wheatstone can be found in the North Hall. The Central Hall is home to Canon, Ikegami and Sony, among many others.

The reimagined NAB Show experience accounts for the fact that we live and work in a cross-platform world. delivery. Attendees looking for new ways to connect and deliver content to consumers will find what they need in the West Hall. Anchor exhibitors include Verizon, Sencore, Dielectric, Nautel, Interra Systems and Worldcast Connect.


The Connect area is the next step for content. With consumers receiving their content anywhere at any time, cloud computing, media infrastructure, streaming, distribution and remote transmission are pushing the boundaries of content


Attendees who want to learn more about leveraging content to drive revenue will want to spend time on the exhibit floor in the North Hall. Serving up technical solutions and a deeper knowledge

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of business models, exhibitors here will enable attendees to maximize the value of their content. Exhibitors include Evertz, IHSE, ENCO, Planar, WideOrbit and BackBlaze. INTELLIGENT CONTENT SHOWCASE

The showcase, taking up residence in the West Hall, will

highlight content personalization and the role that data, automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence play in media workflows. AWS, Microsoft, MediaKind and Veritone are anchor participants in this area. Throughout the halls are Experiential Zones designed to provide a unique take on the trends and technologies that sit at the center of each of the show themes. See page 12 for information on these zones — Implementation, Inspiration and Innovation. NAB has taken a fresh approach to design the show with both attendees and exhibitors in mind and to allow more efficient exploration across the content workflow. For the first time in many years, the South Upper and Lower Halls will not be part of the NAB Show experience. “First and foremost, I hope our attendees are excited to get back to doing business face-to-face; and to just having the opportunity to reconnect with old friends from across the industry,” said Brown. “This is the side of the show that drives so much of its value, both emotionally and practically. “There has been a lot made of how businesses have been able to adapt to doing business remotely, and while it is true to a degree, there is nothing that can deliver the same impact as in-person interaction. At a large event like NAB Show there is an energy, excitement and shared connection that simply can’t be replicated.” l Susan Ashworth contributed to this article.

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NAB Show Community Honors Contributions, Looks at the Future Social media, Legos, animation and comedy take the stage

The Main Stage in the North Hall offers the NAB Show community the opportunity to gain valuable insight from thought leaders and visionaries on what cutting-edge technology the industry is using to stay relevant in the face of change, what the future of content holds, and where the industry is headed. Sessions run from Sunday through Wednesday and include recognition of those who have made a difference in the media and entertainment industry. Sessions are open to all attendees.


Over the years, the worlds of visual effects and live action production have lived in two different places on a project’s timeline. But with the application of new techniques in virtual production combined with modern visual effects tools, the lines are becoming blurred. Sam Nicholson ASC, the virtual production designer from Stargate Studios and visual effects supervisor David Van Dyke breakdown how they combined forces to

bring the pirate world of HBO Max’s “Our Flag Means Death” to life. IN CONVERSATION WITH NICK CANNON Sunday, Apr. 24 3:30–4:15 p.m.

As the 2022 NAB Show opens, April Carty-Sipp, NAB executive vice president of Industry Affairs, sits down for a candid conversation with multi-hyphenate talent Nick Cannon to discuss his career and his thoughts on how the industry has evolved over the past few tumultuous years. MENTORING & INSPIRING WOMEN IN RADIO: TRAILBLAZER AWARD PRESENTATION Sunday, April 24 | 4:05–4:15 p.m.

Following Nick Cannon, NAB’s very own Chief Diversity Officer Michelle Duke will be presented with the Mentoring & Inspiring Women in Radio Trailblazer Award. The presentation will be made by Ruth Presslaff, founder and president of the MIW Board of Directors. THE NAB ACHIEVEMENT IN BROADCASTING AWARDS Sunday, Apr. 24 | 4:30–5:45 p.m.

Nationally syndicated radio host Jim Bohannon and iconic game show “The Price Is Right” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame as the 2022 radio and television inductees. Award-winning journalist Lester Holt and

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tion. Zipp will also share tips for attendees on how to take up primetime slots in this new world and connect with their audiences on a deeper level.

NPR’s “All Things Considered” will also be honored as the 2021 Broadcasting Hall of Fame television and radio inductees. Jeremy Sinon, vice president, Digital Strategy at Hubbard Radio, will be honored with the Digital Leadership Award. Levar Burton will receive the inaugural Insight Award from the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation. NAB SHOW WELCOME Monday, Apr. 25 | 9–10 a.m.

In his first-ever State of the Broadcast Industry remarks, NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt will share his vision of NAB’s role in strengthening the future of the broadcasting industry and address the issues impacting local radio and television stations. He will present the NAB Distinguished Service Award, which is given to broadcasters who have made significant, lasting contributions to America’s broadcasting industry, to former NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith, and the National Radio Award, which honors outstanding leadership in the radio industry, to Caroline Beasley, CEO of Beasley Media Group. FIRESIDE CHAT WITH FCC CHAIRWOMAN JESSICA ROSENWORCEL Monday, Apr. 25 | 10 a.m.

NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt and FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel will sit down for a fireside chat immediately following the NAB Show Welcome. They will discuss the Chairwoman’s priorities for 2022 and beyond, what she sees coming in the media and telecommunications sectors, and her thoughts on the state of the broadcasting industry.

GOOD IS NO FUN AT ALL: THE MAKING OF “THE BAD GUYS” Monday, Apr. 25 | 1–2 p.m.

The American Cinema Editors (ACE) will present a deep dive on making “The Bad Guys,” the just-released animated movie from DreamWorks Animation. The film is based on the New York Times best-selling book series about a crackerjack criminal crew of animal outlaws who are about to attempt their most challenging con yet — becoming model citizens. Panelists include feature director Pierre Perifel and editor John Venzon, ACE. Carolyn Giardina, tech editor for The Hollywood Reporter, will moderate. JIM GAFFIGAN LIVE! Monday, Apr. 25 | 3:30–4:30 p.m.

To celebrate NAB Show’s return, Jim Gaffigan, five-time Grammy-nominated comedian, actor, writer and producer, will take the stage for an exclusive afternoon of comedy.


The LEGO Group’s in-house content production team offers attendees an in-depth look at how stories are brought to life for one of the world’s biggest toy brands. Shooting in zero gravity, ensuring diversity in production, bespoke production solutions and multi-territory collaboration will be covered, supported by several case study films. Panelists include Mette Søgaard Lorenzen, senior production manager; Anne-Mette Vagn Hansen, associate creative director; David Williams, video studio manager and producer, all with The LEGO Group. Charlie Cooper Henniker, director of film production with The LEGO Group, will moderate. YOU’RE DOING GREAT, BOO: IN CONVERSATION WITH PELOTON’S CODY RIGSBY Tuesday, April 26 | 3:30–4:30 p.m.

Fresh off his successful run on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” Peloton instructor Cody Rigsby hits the NAB Show Main Stage to share his wit, wisdom, tips and tricks for being the best version of yourself while navigating this

ever-changing world. As he says, “Get your life together!” EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP SERIES: GORDON H. SMITH AND BYRON ALLEN Wednesday, Apr. 27 9:15–10:15 a.m.

Media executive and NAB Television Board Member Byron Allen joins former NAB President and CEO Gordon H. Smith for a candid and informative conversation. The two will discuss their unique career paths, respective roles as advocates and leaders, and speak on the value of local television. CLOSING KEYNOTE: WHY THE MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY SHOULD THINK LIKE A FREAK Wednesday, Apr. 27 10:30–11:30 a.m.

The closing keynote will feature “Freakonomics” co-authors Stephen Dubner and Dr. Steven Levitt. Since first published in 2005, “Freakonomics” and its multiple follow ups, documentaries and popular podcast have kept the world entertained and informed with their quirky, irreverent and unconventional economics-driven takes on just about any topic you can imagine. They will take the NAB Show Main Stage to share their thoughts, examples and anecdotes to help the media, entertainment and broadcast industry think like a freak following one of the most transformative periods in the industry’s history. l


The video platform TikTok brought the world together and changed the way we experience entertainment. In this Q&A, hosted by NAB’s Vice President of Content Design & Development Jonathan Toomey, Carly Zipp, global head of B2B Marketing at TikTok, will share the story behind this cultural reset, delve into how TikTok was engineered to entertain and how it transcended social media to reshape the way people experience content and connec-

NAB Show Symposium to Tackle Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sunday, April 24 | Noon–3 p.m.

N249 NAB will host a Diversity Symposium designed to help broadcast organizations develop corporate diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) strategies and embrace diversity in media and the workplace. The symposium is open to all registered NAB Show attendees.


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Zones Facilitate Networking, Discovery and Education Hands-on demos, startup displays and peer discussions can be found on the show floor Staff Report NAB SHOW DAILY

Rapid change, particularly convergence across different areas of the media industry, over recent years has transformed the way media is created, managed, distributed, consumed and monetized. Coupled with that, NAB spent time seeking input from attendees and exhibitors from various communities about how NAB Show can better facilitate networking, discovery and education. With this shift and industry input, NAB is

unveiling a reimagined show floor. NAB Show will present products, technologies and exhibitors within three area destinations on the show floor that reflect the content life cycle: Create, Connect and Capitalize, with an Intelligent Content showcase. Each of these destinations within the Central, North and West Halls feature Experiential Zones that focus on Inspiration, Innovation and Implementation. There will be a lot going on, sometimes simultaneously, in these zones to provide a variety

of engagement opportunities for visitors, from theaters running daily education content to handson demonstrations to startup displays and unique networking forums. With respect to the latter, NAB Show is introducing a series of roundtable discussions that will provide great networking and the opportunity to dive deep with peers on key industry topics. Experiential Zones sessions will begin Sunday, April 24, and end either Tuesday or Wednesday, April 26 or 27, depending on their location.


Located in the North Hall, the zone features networking opportunities for attendees, including informal roundtable discussions with peers in the industry. Participants in each roundtable session will discuss ideas and find solutions to everyday challenges. The roundtables, taking place Sunday through Tuesday, address Web3 strategy, fan engagement and data strategies. Attendees who

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Located in the North Hall, NABiQ sessions are facilitated workshops that harness the power of teamwork to innovate around a real-world challenge. The lineup of challenges includes producing the ultimate local audience checklist and auditing the value of local data inventing a new audience-based advertising offer to sell to advertisers. Nine 90-minute sessions will run from Sunday through Wednesday. Attendees who wish to participate need to add a session to their MYS planner to RSVP. CAPITALIZE INSPIRATION ZONE

Also located in the North Hall, sessions presented will help attendees learn to create revenue for their stations or brands using immersive technology in sports broadcasting, edutainment on TV and exploring new content categories such as health

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This area of the West Hall show floor offers “how-to” sessions where attendees can learn to produce hybrid events, build a compact, live-streaming kit and set up for virtual production with advice from manufacturers at the show. There are several networking roundtables included in this area, which attendees need to add to their MYS planner to RSVP to attend. Sessions run Sunday through Wednesday. “The ‘NextGen Now’ area provides an overview of NextGen TV workflow as it is being used today,” said Dennis Klas, HVS president and owner. “As an experienced integrator involved in over 30 ATSC 3.0 market launches, HVS [will showcase] 3.0 equip-

ment from multiple manufacturers and explain their function within the air-chain.” His company is ready to assist prospective ATSC 3.0 adopters with “real-world guidance” on implementing NextGen TV workflows. Visitors to the exhibit can see endto-end 3.0 encoding and transmission via the following setups: • Synamedia encoding followed by a Triveni Digital ROUTE/Gateway feeding a Rohde exciter and displayed on a Samsung receiver. • Ateme encoding via an Enensys ROUTE/Gateway and sent to a Teamcast exciter with display on an LG Electronics TV. • Harmonic encoding with a DigiCAP ROUTE/Gateway feeding a GatesAir exciter and displayed on a Sony NextGen receiver. Demos will include a look at the various graphical user interfaces associated with these three “air chains,” and the various 3.0 parameter settings available. The NextGen Now exhibit will feature equipment from DS Broadcast, SAF, Sencore, VideoFlow, Video Clarity and DekTec. CONNECT INNOVATION ZONE

Also in the West Hall, this zone features more NABiQ networking challenges running Sunday through Wednesday. Participants can RSVP to design the future streaming platform or toolkit of the future for a content delivery engineer. This area also features presentations from PILOT Innovation Challenge winners, which are open to all attendees. CONNECT INSPIRATION ZONE

Sessions in this area run from Sunday through Wednesday in the West Hall. Attendees can learn more about ATSC 3.0 datacasting, broadcast radio and Android Automotive in cars, global Ultra HD coverage of Summer and Winter Olympic Games, and get a progress report on the deployment of emergency alerting and informing services.


This area in the West Hall offers several networking roundtable discussions, for which participants must RSVP. Other sessions include topics such as producing hybrid events, as well as color correction and editing in Final Cut Pro and Premier Pro. Sessions run Sunday through Tuesday. CREATE INNOVATION ZONE

Running from Sunday through Wednesday in the North Hall, this zone features more NABiQ networking challenges. Participants will work together to build the perfect production crew, map out the ultimate product workflow or conceptualize a metaverse content pitch for funding. Attendees must add sessions to their MYS planner to RSVP. CREATE INSPIRATION ZONE

Sessions run Sunday through Tuesday in the Central Hall. Included in the lineup are a presentation by #GALSNGEAR on remote workflows with creative results, a nuts-and-bolts session on podcast production management, and a conversation with Caroline Beasley of Beasley Media Group about the company’s ventures in broadcasting, digital, esports and the dashboard.


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The National Association of Broadcasters is rolling out the red carpet to recognize the contributions of outstanding individuals and television and radio shows. Gordon Smith Former NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith will receive the organization’s Distinguished Service Award. Smith will receive the award — NAB’s highest honor — at the NAB Show Welcome session on Monday, April 25.

Ailas Chang & Carla Tallo During the NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Awards on Sunday, April 24, Ailsa Chang, host, and Carla Tallo, executive producer, will be on hand to accept the honor as “All Things Considered,” is inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame.

Caroline Beasley Caroline Beasley, CEO of Beasley Media Group, will receive the National Radio Award during the Monday NAB Show Welcome on April 25.

Jeremy Sinon Jeremy Sinon, vice president, Hubbard Radio, is the recipient of the Digital Strategy & Digital Leadership for 2022. He will be recognized at the NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Awards on Sunday, April 24.

LeVar Burton Also during NAB Show Welcome session on Monday, April 25, LeVar Burton will receive the inaugural Insight Award from Library of American Broadcasting Foundation at NAB Show.

Jim Bohannon Jim Bohannon, host of “The Jim Bohannon Show” at Westwood One, will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame for 2022, during the Sunday, April 24, NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Awards program.

Drew Carey & Evelyn Warfel “The Price is Right” will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame for 2022. Drew Carey, show host, and Evelyn Warfel, executive producer and showrunner, will accept the honor on behalf of the show during the NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Awards on Sunday, April 24.

Lester Holt Lester Holt, anchor and managing editor of “NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt” at NBC, is being inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame for 2021 during the NAB Achievement in Broadcasting Awards on Sunday, April 24.

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C6540 | Creamsource is debuting its Vortex4 1-inch x1-inch, 325W high-powered LED for film production. An extension of the proprietary Vortex lighting platform, the Vortex4 embodies what Creamsource says is an “artist-first approach” to UI/UX for maximum creative output. The Vortex4 integrates with the Vortex8 for expanded lighting configurations. Like the Vortex8, Vortex4 features a narrow native beam angle of 20 degrees and CCT range from 2200K to 15000K. It can be used as a hard punch light to bounce or push through diffusion, or as a creamy soft light with the Creamsource diffuser or dome. This allows users to bring the fixture closer to the subject without the loss of space. Vortex4 is an IP65-rated, water-resistant fixture that can take on weather, messy effects machines, and extreme dust while integrated internal power supplies simplify rigging and cabling.

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EXHIBITOR SPOTLIGHTS DPA NEW HEADSET MICROPHONES C8609 | DPA Microphones’ 4466 CORE Omnidirectional and 4488 CORE Directional Headset are based on the design of DPA’s 6066 Subminiature Headsets and feature the company’s popular 5mm round microphone capsule. The new microphones feature DPA’s popular 5mm round microphone capsule. With the purposeful design of the boom and locking system, design and adjustable height and boom length, the 4466 and 4488 headsets are one-size-fits-all to accommodate all head types. This is even true for the directional option, for which the correct placement is so important. A unique, three-point gripping system (above, below and behind the ear) ensures a greater level of security, while the flexible ear hooks provide continued comfort during extended use.


C2128 | Artel’s SMART OG is a software-defined, four-channel, auto-sense SD-SDI/HD-SDI/3G/4G-over-IP multifunction gateway. It brings a family of JPEG compression engines, including those specified in VSF TR-01, TR-07 and TR-08, onto the openGear platform, Artel said. The product allows users to deploy hardware once and change the gateway function with a software update. It is initially



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N2608 | Brainstorm is announcing Suite 5, an upgrade to its InfinitySet, Aston and eStudio extended reality and virtual production products, and tighter integration with Unreal Engine. The enhancements streamline virtual content creation regardless of whether that content will be used on LED walls or chroma sets. Suite 5’s interface allows for modeling any type of video wall, including curved, shaped and corner installations, and mapping the desired 3D content in such models. It also enables users to create virtual AR content that can be displayed and seen by the camera with the correct perspective. Leveraging the Layers and Stacking features of InfinitySet makes it possible to map different renders with different resolutions.

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Show Floor Tours Offer Curated Look at Breakthrough Technologies Focused tours will take place Apr. 24–27 Staff Report NAB SHOW DAILY

NAB Show is offering curated tours of the exhibit floor that focus on specific trends and technologies on display at the show. Individuals and groups can schedule planned show floor tours Sunday, Apr. 24 through Wednesday, Apr. 27. “Our tour topics are designed

to help attendees customize their NAB Show experience and efficiently navigate the show floor,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Global Connections and Events Chris Brown. “Topic experts guide attendees through the array of new products and innovations to highlight breakthrough technologies and solutions.” Tour leaders include Daniel Hodges, future tech expert;

From streaming, IP and 5G, to virtual and remote production and ATSC 3.0, the NAB Show exhibit floor offers more opportunities for attendees to gain knowledge and sharpen skills than ever before. There are sessions and demonstrations happening throughout the show in all the pavilions listed.

Philip Nelson, live broadcast and film producer; and Gary Robinson, film and video production expert. Tours are developed in partnership with CIM Tours, which produces event curation opportunities for a variety of companies and professional events around the world. l For more information and the tour schedule, click here.



Experience IP-focused technology including IPTV, OTT, mobile, social and cloud. Produced in partnership with BPL.

Attendees can learn from today’s global, edge-of-the-art media technologies from government, academic and commercial R&D communities. Powered by PILOT.


Industry visionaries cover topics such as 5G, mobile video, streaming, satellite IP, LEO satellite and any other technology impacting the future of distribution and delivery in the media broadcast space. Produced in partnership with BPL.

Future Tech Experience: The latest technology trends and new products Film, TV and On Demand Programming Workflow: Trends in video production

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Attendees can see demos of more than 50 streaming video platforms and devices, from smart TVs and streaming boxes to game consoles, see OTT services side-by-side. Produced in partnership with Dan Rayburn. NEXTGEN NOW

NextGen Now will help broadcasters understand the challenges in implementing the standard in local markets. Produced in partnership with Heartland Video Systems Inc. IP SHOWCASE

This destination is designed to guide industry professionals on the advantages of switching to IP, how to implement new infrastructure

Live News, Podcast and Event Streaming Workflows: Trends in live production Getting Started with Live Streaming and Broadcasting: Featuring technologies and workflows for live content Digital/Broadcast Content Distribution: Trends in reaching more viewers

and make the shift as securely as possible. ARRI AND FUSE VIRTUAL PRODUCTION STAGE

Enjoy live demonstrations of how to take advantage of the creative possibilities this technology solution offers, optimizing workflows with cost efficiency. POST PRODUCTION CORNER

From color correction to essential editing techniques, learn how to create superb videos for your clients. Produced in partnership with FMC. Made possible with support by Dell, Nvidia and Adobe. REMOTE PRODUCTION CORNER

Convention-goers can learn how to integrate the latest remote workflows used by leading organizations. Produced in partnership with FMC. Made possible with support by Dell, Nvidia and Adobe. ATSC 3.0 PAVILION

The ATSC booth will showcase deployments, consumer products and services, and the opportunity for broadcasters as ATSC 3.0 continues its expansion across the United States and the world. l

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$20 Million Riedel Communications announced its collaboration with SailGP Technologies and Skyroads to deliver more immersive imagery as well as a reduced CO2 footprint at major public events. The press announcement was made during SailGP’s Season 2 Grand Final in San Francisco just before NAB Show, Riedel and Skyroads AG are entering into a strategic alliance to deliver a $20 million order of SKYBOT-CAM systems, which combine high payload drones with professional broadcast gyro stabilized camera systems with live video, audio and data downlinks.

Mo-Sys Takes BrandStar Studios to Virtual Production Mo-Sys Engineering announced that BrandStar Studios, a division of BrandStar, has deployed two Mo-Sys StarTracker camera tracking systems and seven VP Pro XR servers for its South Florida studio. The investment follows on a recent multi-million dollar upgrade to its production capabilities. BrandStar made use of StarTracker and VP Pro XR to create the PowerHome Solar commercial aired during Super Bowl LVI in February.

Exhibitors: If you have business news happening at the show (i.e., sale agreements or partnerships established) that you’d like to share with NAB Show attendees, send 200 words and a photo/ graphic to terry.scutt@futurenet.com with the subject line: NAB SHOW BUSINESS. Coverage depends on available space.

Take a Ride on the LVCC Loop System The “Teslas in a tunnel” project opened last April By Paul McLane RADIO WORLD

This NAB Show will probably be your first look at the expanded Las Vegas Convention Center with its new West Hall. And you might also be able to take a ride in the Boring Tunnel Loop, now the LVCC Loop. The project opened in April 2021 and is based on a conception by Elon Musk. It is a three-station transportation system with 1.7 miles of tunnel, cored out by a special boring machine and was nicknamed “Teslas in a tunnel.” The LVCC Loop connects the new West Hall with the familiar North/Central/South Halls and is intended to reduce a walk of 25– 45 minutes with a free two-minute

underground car ride, depending on which convention center station you are located at. The Boring Co. would like to build it out to a much bigger system eventually.

According to the LVCC, “The system is designed to transport more than 4,400 convention attendees per hour across the campus. Passengers will load into

vehicles capable of holding three people, with future vehicles capable of holding up to 12 people.” Get a preview of your ride in a Tesla at the LVCC. l

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Networking Creates Opportunities for Innovation and Collaboration Attendees can solve industry challenges, brainstorm and meet industry peers Making connections with colleagues and peers, discovering shared interests and solving problems facing the industry is part of the NAB Show experience for the media community. From happy hours to roundtables to challenges that bring about innovation, attendees can take advantage of the opportunities to get together with like-minded professionals.

outcomes through focused collaboration. This series of 60-minute small peer-to-peer group discussions focus on emerging trends and evolving revenue models across a spectrum of media platforms. These discussions will examine top-level business drivers in broadcasting, podcasting, cinema,

streaming and gaming. Designed for all levels and job functions across the media ecosystem. Each discussion will accommodate up to six participants. RSVP is required and will be confirmed. Create a show planner and add the Roundtable(s) of interest to your calendar.


NABiQ is a new networking series focused on innovation. Innovation consultant Maria Duloquin will facilitate nine 90-minute competition-style events encouraging attendees to collaborate in devising solutions to common challenges facing the industry. Registrants will be placed in five teams of six members per challenge to develop innovative solutions and prototypes that address central themes. The complete list of challenges is available here. To RSVP, attendees should create a show planner and add the challenge(s) of interest to their calendar. ROUNDTABLES Sun.–Tues. | Apr. 24–26

IAF-Certified Professional Facilitator Dawn Rhine is committed to helping groups reach their best

Grab a beverage of your choice and join us daily for a series of quick, intimate Q-and-A discussions with today’s most influential leaders in broadcasting, courtesy of Benztown. Located in the Sip-andSpeak Corner of the NAB Networking Lounge in North Hall. Sip-and-Speak Series: Prospecting Quick Tips Sunday, Apr. 24 | 10:30–11 a.m. Sip-and-Speak Series: Digital Content Q-and-A Sunday, Apr. 24 | 11:30 a.m.–Noon Sip-and-Speak Series: Podcast Advertising Q-and-A Sunday, Apr. 24 | 1:45–2:15 p.m. Sip-and-Speak Series: Recruitment Quick Tips Sunday, Apr. 24 | 2:30–3 p.m. Sip-and-Speak Series: What’s Your Problem? Monday, Apr. 25 | 10:30–11 a.m.

#GALSNGEAR HAPPY HOUR Sunday, Apr. 24 | 4–6 p.m.

CREATE Inspiration Zone Attendees are welcome to stop by the “Remote Workflows, Creative Results” session followed by a happy hour. This networking opportunity is produced in partnership with #GALSNGEAR.

Sip-and-Speak Series: Presentation Quick Tips Monday, Apr. 25 | 11:30 a.m.–Noon Sip-and-Speak Series: Quick Tips for Crafting Compelling Content Monday, Apr. 25 | 1:45–2:15 p.m. Sip-and-Speak Series: NEXTGEN TV Executive Q-and-A Monday, Apr. 25 | 3–3:30 p.m. Sip-and-Speak Series: Broadcast and OTT: A Winning Combination Tuesday, Apr. 26 | 10:30–11 a.m. Sip-and-Speak Series: 360 Degrees with Joel Denver Tuesday, Apr. 26 | 11:30 a.m.–Noon Sip-and-Speak Series: Legal and Regulatory Q-and-A Tuesday, Apr. 26 | 1:45–2:15 p.m. Sip-and-Speak Series: DTS AutoStage Q-and-A Tuesday, Apr. 26 | 2:30–3 p.m.

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CONTENT CREATOR PARTY Sunday, Apr. 24 | 6:30–8:30 p.m.

STREAMING SUMMIT HAPPY HOUR Monday, Apr. 25 | 5–6:30 p.m.

Room N250 This is the gathering for all content creators attending the show. Get your ticket as part of your P|PW registration or with any Field Workshop or purchase separately. This event is produced in partnership with FMC.

West Hall, Level 3 Terrace The streaming community will discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead of it. The event is produced in partnership with Dan Rayburn.

PERG 2022 GENERAL MEMBERSHIP RECEPTION Monday, Apr. 25 | 4–6:30 p.m.

CREATE Inspiration Zone Join the Production Equipment Rental Group (PERG) for drinks, appetizers and discussion topics of interest to the rental community.

INTERNATIONAL RECEPTION Monday, Apr. 25 | 5–6:30 p.m.

International Trade Center (ITC), West Hall Room W110 This global networking event offers an inclusive, relaxed environment to make international connections, exchange ideas and knowledge, and enjoy the closing of the show day with new friends. The U.S. Commercial Service team will be in attendance to help connect international buyers to quality products and services on the Show Floor. AMATEUR RADIO OPERATORS RECEPTION Tuesday, Apr. 26 | 6–8 p.m.

Room W303 Attendees can enjoy a relaxed evening talking shop, enjoying the fellowship of the amateur radio community and winning great door prizes. IN THE ZONES

Several Experiential Zones feature networking opportunities. Connect Happy Hour: Sun. 5–6 p.m. (Connect Experiential Zone) Capitalize Happy Hour: Mon. 5–6 p.m. (Capitalize Experiential Zone) NextGen Now Happy Hour: Mon. 5–6 p.m. (Connect Implementation Zone) Create Happy Hour: Tue. 5–6 p.m. (Create Innovation Zone) Intelligent Content MeetUp: Wed. 10–10:30 a.m. (Intelligent Content Experiential Zone) NAB NETWORKING LOUNGE Lounge Hours: Sunday–Tuesday | 9 a.m.–6 p.m.

Network with your peers and colleagues in the all-new NAB Networking Lounge, located in the North Hall. Enjoy specialized programming, including the new NAB Sip and Speak Series and social events designed to reconnect the broadcast community. Catch up with friends or meet new colleagues.


The NAB Networking Lounge also offers several happy hours where attendees can enjoy complimentary cocktails and entertainment while networking with peers. Radio Happy Hour: Monday, Apr. 25 | 3:30–5:30 p.m. Courtesy of Radioplayer Worldwide Ltd. TV Happy Hour: Tuesday, Apr. 26 | 3–5 p.m.

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