2019 #NABShow – Day 1 Wrap-up

TODAY is the FIRST day of The 2019 NAB Show – and the EXCITEMENT LEVEL is UNBELIEVABLE!!! The doors have opened officially – but me and my crews have been here for HOURS already, setting-up and gathering ALL of the NAB news we can!  See the Control Room? I can’t tell you how much the NAB Show means to me!  I’ve been coming here forever, and it truly seems like a second home to me!  So much to do…  So much to see… The convention spans several days – just so the enormous crowds that attend can see the multitude of booths and other offerings! Don’t worry – I’ll keep you posted!!! so, stay blogged-in!


Ryan - NewTek Panel Moderator
Over the weekend and before the official opening of The Show, Ryan Salazar moderated a panel with @vizrtofficial founder and CTO, Petter Ole Jakobsen, CEO of Celebro Group, Wesley Dodd and TV production high school teacher Steve Vinton. #NABShow #vizrt #newtek


Baseball Cap
Check out these Baseball Caps!  NEW for the 2019 NAB Show!!!


Our host Debra Kaufman interviews @sonypictures Grover Crisp, SVP of tech, @billbaggy and @mtifilm’s Larry Chernoff discussing workflow and restoration. #NABShow


Lumens is partnering with Broadcast Beat in sponsoring the live video production with the VCA50PN PTZ camera in the 360 studio located in the central hall during 2019 #NABShow. Check out the cameras in the studio and Lumens booth #C159.


Kicking off the day with an interview from @NABShow’s COO, @ChrisOrnelasNAB with NAB’s EVP of Conventions and Business Ops, Chris Brown. #NABShow – at Las Vegas Convention Center


Discussing with CEO Gary Learner about target audience, and new products @OpusDigitas, Inc. Booth SU12707

Opus Digitas is showcasing Apex, a new solution for comprehensive user-generated video (UGV) collection, curation and circulation. A SaaS based platform, Apex helps organizations easily and effectively scale and extend content inventories by leveraging authentic user-generated videos through innovative workflows to ease rights transfer, assure authenticity, and streamline publishing.  Apex allows broadcasters and local television stations to enhance audience engagement with compelling viewer-contributed videos that not only transforms viewers into video contributors for local news, sports and weather, but also increase viewer loyalty by creating more engaged audiences.


Starting @NABShow today with @Facilis and @BroadcastBeat! Let’s talk about shared storage solutions #NABShow
Here we are today learning about P2P delivery, social media integration, encryption and so much more! @StreamShark with Founder & CEO James Broberg, PhD. ⠀ Booth 11414 ⠀

At the StreamShark booth they’re giving demos of their operator-friendly workflows for the Internal events with Single-Sign-On (SSO), Live Chat & Moderation, P2P delivery (Enterprise features) and Restreaming natively to custom/social destinations with Rights Management Low touch encoder fleet management.  CEO, James Broberg is a recognized thought leader in the CDN, Cloud Computing and Streaming fields, with numerous world first ideas, patents and experiments in this space. He will be a panelist for a debate organized by Connected Media and IP. James will also be giving a talk on Operator Friendly Workflows.



Fantastic time @SynamediaVideo with Julien Signes SVP & GM Video Processing. Booth SU10125


Fun #NABShow Fact! We have received 596 scheduling requests for booth interviews, studio tours and more since last week! Don’t miss out and get a Studio Tour of @NABShow LIVE! @PLURABROADCAST @NewTekInc @TVUNetworks @Fluotec @Avid @AxleVideo @Bitcentral


Grabyo is demonstrating the latest in cloud-based video production, including their latest release, Grabyo Editor.  Being

What a blast! @Grabyo with President, Americas Mike Kelley sharing with us about video platform built for live, OTTO, mobile and social, and Live Clipping Booth SU2202

first to market with content is vital to a successful digital video strategy, and with audiences expecting content to be delivered in the moment, Grabyo Editor helps digital teams to quickly create, edit and distribute high-quality video, reaching audiences across social, mobile and OTT platforms. Alongside Grabyo Studio’s live clipping capabilities, and Grabyo Producer’s advanced live streaming functionalities, Editor sits in a complete platform for live and real-time video production and distribution through Grabyo. The platform’s intuitive production tools enable digital teams to be first to market with content, maximise resources and grow audiences across social, mobile and OTT platforms.

Host @MobilizedDebra sits down with the head of @EpicGames LA Lab and Arraiy’s @b_dowdle on the @NABShow live set to talk about the blurring of lines between virtual production and post. #NABShow – at Las Vegas Convention Center


Great conversation with @touchstreamedia #NABShow


Among their offerings, TouchStream Media is showing-off their StreamE2E™ – From Ingest to Audience and everything in between.  Integrate your diverse monitoring solutions into one intuitive cloud-based End-to-End visualization and replace your traditional hardware-based monitoring probes.  With StreamE2E™ see a complete End-to-End picture of workflow and delivery.


The state of the immersive content industry discussion with @AskGreenlight research manager @alexis_macklin, @InfiniteRetina CEO @IrenaCronin and head of special partnerships at @cityrake, Oliver Kibblewhite. #NABShow @NABShow – at Las Vegas Convention Center

Aperi is introducing a streamlined solution designed for smaller, efficient media edge services to the North American

At the @AperiCorp booth talking about their new software apps and features! #NABShow

market. A one-slot microserver with integrated 10G switch, the A1101 accommodates any Aperi app, whether a codec, IP switch, IP gateway, or security, monitoring or network adaption function, all as part of the integrated V-Stack hypervisor layer and just like the market-proven, five-slot A1105 1RU server.  At booth SU13302, the provider of virtualized, low latency and secure media services is showcasing live sports production—including smart REMI and 4K—intelligent media edge services for global contribution, and a broad range of agile, instantly re-composable media and native IP gateway and processing functions. All media functions, from re-configurable codecs and multiviewing to IP firewalling and NATing, are available as easily downloadable apps accessible through the Aperi App Store.

Exciting experience @Harmonic. Learning with Director Jean Macher, Broadcast Market Development Americas about video compression, VOS, Production & Hybrid Playout. Making life smarter, faster & simpler. ⠀Booth SU810⠀


What an experience! We are interviewing @Nanoscosmos with CEO / Managing Director #OliverLietz. An incredible chance to learn about #FanEngagement #E-Sports #ultralowlatency #livestreaming Booth SU8722

We learn how nanocosmos enables ultra-low latency live streaming with nanoStream Cloud & H5Live Player for interactive use cases like Webcasts, iGaming, eSports, Live Auctions and many more.  Audiences across the globe are developing voracious appetites for content, especially video-on-demand which, unlike traditional broadcast TV, requires substantial IP bandwidth and a more complex distribution infrastructure. Stop by and discuss the current market, look at what trends are emerging from the consumer side and discuss the strength and weaknesses of legacy and emerging technologies.

Realities explained with @TheVRARLA’s @TheJosephineM, @HP’s Head of VR for location based entertainment, @JoannaPopper, @DigitalDomainDD’s John Canning (@mediasherpa) and @VortexImmersion’s @edlantz. @NABShow #NABShow – at Las Vegas Convention Center


Fantastic interview with Co-CEO Tom Link & Co-Founder Stuart McLean @SnifferCat 😎 We are learning a lot about Business Continuity, Play out & #AVOD #Sports #LiveEvent Booth SU 9910
At the Town News Booth

TownNews equips local media organizations with the digital services and guidance to transform their business models and flourish in the digital age. Their tools and expertise in print, digital, video, OTT, and advertising enable forward-thinking media organizations in dynamic markets to efficiently engage their audiences, increase security and grow revenue.  Fueled by a passion for local media and a 30-year proven track record of success, more than 2,000 news organizations have benefited from the platform and tools they’ve built specifically for the media industry to thrive.



Interviewing Thomas Tang, President of #Apantac who is introducing us to multiviewers, convertors, KVM, and UHD upgrades. Such a great experience! Booth SL8006
AMT is setup and the ladies are in position for NAB 2019!
Stop by and see the future of news gathering at our outside exhibit booth 20023!
Special thanks to CBS/CW Station KOVR/KMAX, Graham Media Station KSAT, Bonneville Itl Station KSL, Fox News Channel and Peak Uplink for allowing us to exhibit their latest trucks!
Also check out both Multidyne and EVS for even more great AMT trucks on display!


Here at the @Pixel_Power #NABShow talking master control & playout

Pixel Power develops software-defined, virtualizable, solutions for broadcast playout, automation, master control, graphics & branding used in linear television channels, OTT and VOD. Their award-winning branding and promotions systems, graphics-enabled master control switchers and sophisticated switchable graphics production systems allow producers to deliver dynamic live and pre-recorded content for any SD, HD, 4k, mobile, online or interactive application.  Pixel Power has 30 years’ experience of engineering prowess and dedication to customer support.  With more than 2500 installations worldwide, customers including market-leading broadcasters such as BBC, Ericsson, ITV, SWR, WDR, TV2 Norway, Danmarks Radio, TV5 Monde, CBC, Disney, Discovery, ESPN, ViaSat and Sky.

Our #NAB team is currently interviewing David Colantuoni, Avid‘s Vice President & Product Manager, introducing us to distributing processing, and the newest edition of Avid Media composer


Dell Technologies shows us how the comprehensive technology portfolio from Dell allows you to seamlessly create and

Talking with @Dell where they showed us some cool products such as their 49 inch dual QHD monitor! #NABShow

deliver impactful media content while optimizing existing business operations. At their booth, you can explore how Dell’s portfolio of products integrate with the leading media software solutions to transform workflows.  See how next-gen media services flow when leveraging Dell EMC’ high performing solutions including Storage, Networking Switches, Servers, Precision Workstations powered by Intel®  Xeon® Scalable Processors and Displays – Dell’s line of Color Critical Monitors can help you stay accurate through all your workflows! “As organizations rapidly keep pace with growing sets of information and data, they’re also adopting more advanced applications to generate greater insights with digital transformation efforts,” said Ashley Gorakhpurwalla, president, Server and Infrastructure Systems, Dell EMC. “Making the industry-leading PowerEdge server portfolio even stronger, we are enabling our customers to benefit from additional automation, control and security with more responsive and powerful systems.”

With Christopher J. Shaw, Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing @CobaltDigital Booth SL9111 #EngineeringBeyondTheSignal #MasterControl #SignalTransport OTTO & Connected-TV

Cobalt Digital is showing a number of technologies for broadcasters, showcasing its full complement of card-based solutions for openGear® frames for 4K and HDR workflows. They received an Emmy® Award for “Pioneering Reliable Transmission Method for Live Contribution and Distribution TV Links.” The Emmy was awarded to several companies for their collaborative work on RIST, the Reliable Internet Stream Transport protocol, which allows for low-latency video transport of MPEG-2 content over the internet. Cobalt is also a founding company of the RIST Forum, which was established in late March to promote the standard. “We are encouraged by the positive reaction to the new RIST protocol, and we are excited to share our new solutions for 4K and HDR production at NAB,” explained Chris Shaw, executive vice president of sales and marketing, Cobalt Digital. “4K has become the production norm, whether or not 4K is actually being distributed by broadcasters and other content providers, and interest in HDR continues to grow. Our openGear-based solutions provide affordable and flexible ways to process, monitor, and distribute 4K and HDR content.”

Enjoying ourselves @Viaccess.Orca with Carlos Ramos VP Business Development, Americas.


Plura, the leading global manufacturer of high-performance digital broadcast and video production solutions, is sharing

Ray Kalo, President & CEO of Plura shows Ryan Salazar their monitoring and timing solutions at #NABShow

the skinny on their new line-up, which includes the all new FUTURE PROOF SFP-H, Hybrid Monitor Series, supporting Coax, Fiber & IP connectivity and the PRM-3G series including PRM-224-3G, offering an elegant slim design integrated with a Grade A-10 BIT OLED 24.5″ panel which delivers outstanding BLACK performance.  “Plura is always committed to bring the latest and the best tools to our customers when necessary. We see lots of IP adoption in our industry and the SFP-H series is the best tool available in the market to monitor all type of signal formats with different connectivity in one single device,” said Ray Kalo, President of Plura Broadcast.



Location based entertainment with host @BrianSethHurst joined by @TwoBitCircus CCO Nancy Bennett (@itfrom2bit,) @Hologate’s @GreggKatano, Eye Q Productions President, Jenni Ogden and @PeriscapeVR’s @LynnrosenthalVR. #NABShow @NABShow


Our day is heating up @Vecima with #ClayMcCreery, Chief Revenue Officer

Vecima Networks Inc. discusses creating breakthrough technology solutions that empower network service providers to connect people and enterprises to information and entertainment worldwide. Vecima products for the cable industry allow service providers a cost-effective Last Mile Solution® for both video and broadband access, especially in the demanding business services market segment. Vecima’s Video Content Delivery and Storage business, operated under the Concurrent brand, includes solutions and software for industries and customers that focus on storing, protecting, transforming, and delivering high-value media assets. Kyle Goodwin, the company’s Vice President of Product and Innovation, is sharing insights into how to achieve maximum-quality delivery of live streaming services with a latency below two seconds, encoder-to-screen and how extremely dense, cost-effective, and high-throughput storage solutions can be deployed to accelerate cloud DVR adoption.

Well, that’s it for day one. It’s a wrap! Our film crews, all the interviews, all the products, we had a lot of fun today! But there’s so much more to see… And tomorrow is another day. I want to thank all of the Broadcast Beat staff for their tireless efforts today, and I’d also like to thank ALL of The Show visitors, as well!  Now – let’s hit them parties!!! And, until tomorrow, remember to stay blogged-in! 🙂

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