NAB-HD demo station returns

April 18, 2006

NAB-HD will return to NAB2006 to demonstrate a fully functional HD broadcast station operating from the floor of the Las Vegas Convention Center Central Hall.

NAB-HD will feature a control room, editing suites, studios and transmission facilities. It will provide a working-station environment and hands-on laboratory for broadcasters and other telecom professionals. NAB-HD also will be the site of production, editing and transmission of HD content gleaned from the show for NAB's official daily video magazine. The demonstration station also will broadcast HD footage captured from the NAB-HD helicopter covering NAB2006 from the skies over Las Vegas.

Daily programs will be broadcast throughout the LVCC complex on 16:9 high-definition monitors, as well as to 75,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas. For the first time, HD convention programming will be delivered to HD sets in every room of the Wynn Hotel. In addition, NAB-HD content will be repurposed for Web-enabled cell phones, DVB-H devices, video podcasts and online streaming.

Programming for NAB-HD will include:

  • NAB-HD Live Morning Show with live reports from a helicopter;
  • NAB-HD Roving Reporter Xtreme, who will broadcast from secret, remote locations, showcasing the ability to do live remote broadcasts in HD;
  • interviews with industry executives and convention speakers;
  • roundtable discussions on electronic media technology;
  • exhibit floor features.
NAB-HD will use equipment supplied by more than 75 exhibitors and will be staffed by more than 40 volunteers.

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