Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
4/11/2008 3:50 AM
This year’s NAB convention will offer a series of sessions and panels focusing on the upcoming transition to digital television.
"The Buck Stops Here! DTV Transition Best Practices," a joint session by the NAB and the Association for Maximum Service Television (MSTV), will address critical issues facing broadcast stations, including consumer education, tower work, equipment purchases, FCC approvals and coordination with cable and satellite companies.
The session, scheduled for Monday, April 14, is a town hall-style forum that will be moderated by former FCC Chairman Richard Wiley and MSTV President David Donovan.
The convention also will feature a "DTV Trekker," a 20ft customized truck designed to look like a television. The Trekker is part of the NAB's traveling road show to bring information about the DTV transition to viewers across the country.
Additional DTV sessions include:
Coming in 2009: Mobile DTV from the Broadcast Television Industry
DTV Audio in a File-Based World
DTV Broadcasting for Mobile and Handheld
DTV Transition: Partnership Opportunities for Cable Operators and Broadcasters
How Tomorrow's TV Might Look Like... Differences and Progress
Mobile TV: Opportunity at 100MPH!
Show Me the Money... Business Models and ROI
Taming DTV Loudness and Consistency Issues — A Discussion of Strategies to Improve the Listener Experience
Television Music Licensing in the Digital World
The DTV Transition: Turning the Corner
The Future of Digital Media in Television, Film, Newspapers, Magazines and Advertising
For moe information, visit www.nabshow.com.
And for more about NAB, check out Broadcast Engineering's NAB Update.