What’s New at the 2018 NAB Show: Part Three

The 2018 #NABShow will have a wide variety of events, educational opportunities, and show floor demonstrations  that always brings in new trends to our ever evolving media industry. As we know, the 2018 #NABShow is a rewarding experience for everyone attending and networking. It gives the convention attendees the opportunity to participate and experience an enormous amount of technology (some you may buy and others that will be put on your wish-list). However, the educational experience is something that everyone can take back with no luggage or baggage claim required.

This year, 2018 #NABShow has an enormous amount of new attractions. Provided below is a listing for anyone seeking knowledge to bring back to the work place. This is part three of a three part focus on “What’s New at NAB 2018.” Enjoy!

Podcasting Pavilion: A manifest of companies providing podcasters with the tools to create and commercialize audio content. Whether you have an established podcast and are looking to improve audio quality or listenership, or looking to start your own podcast, you’ll find everything you need here. The pavilion will house an Ask the Expert Area, powered by Podcast Engineering School, where attendees can gain professional insight on audio production, content, marketing, audience growth and monetization. April 9 – 12, 2018 | South Hall Upper.

Senior Leadership Summit: This invite-only event brings together senior executives from media, entertainment and technology to look at the future and hear from leaders of the financial and creative content worlds. April 8, 2018 | Wynn Encore Hotel.

South Upper Draft House: Meet up to grab a quick drink or snack, or regroup to hit the floor again at the newest addition to the South Upper Hall. April 9 – 12, 2018 | South Hall (Upper).


Streaming Summit: The Streaming Summit by Dan Rayburn focuses on the business and technical challenges in packaging, monetizing and distributing video across the broadcast, media, publishing and marketing verticals. Presentations and round-table sessions will feature case studies and real-world tips and tricks to help you get the most out of the streaming ecosystem. From ingestion and transcoding, to media management and playback, you’ll learn the best way to streamline your workflow and provide the best quality experience. Attendees will also hear about the business models for content packaging, get some of the latest industry data, learn which platforms will win out and discuss how OTT is changing the broadcast landscape. Come network with your peers and hear where the business, content and technology of the streaming media industry is headed. Sessions in this one-day Conference will address:

  • Building a live streaming workflow
  • The business of OTT and TV Everywhere
  • Transcoding for multiscreen delivery
  • HEVC, VP9, DASH and WebRTC
  • Content monetization, packaging and unbundling
  • Future technologies in a multiscreen world: VR and AI
  • Creating and distributing video across social networks
  • Data, analytics and QoE strategies
  • Stream stitching, content syndication and video players
  • And many more

Speaking proposals are now being accepted, please contact Dan Rayburn for more details. April 11, 2018 | Westgate.

Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards: Technology and Engineering Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering. April 8, 2018 | Wynn Encore Hotel & Spa/Encore Ballroom.

The Road to ATSC 3.0: Ultra HDTV, High Dynamic Range video, immersive audio, and personalized and addressable content will give both broadcasters and programmers unique tools to give audiences what they want – a better TV experience. April 9 – 12, 2018 | Central Lobby.

About NAB Show
NAB Show, held April 7th-12th, 2018 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, 2018 #NABShow  is home to the solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways.

About NAB 
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at


Broadcast Beat is the Official Broadcaster of the 2018 NAB Show in Las Vegas and the Producer of NAB Show LIVE. In 2017, NAB Show LIVE received over 1.3 million online viewers and during the 2018 NAB Show, we are expected to exceed 1.5 million viewers.


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Matthew has worked in both the private sector and in higher education for over 25 years. He specializes in the areas of digital media project management, broadcast engineering and media production. Matthew has extensive knowledge in digital post production, digital asset management, digital cinema production, and broadcast facility integration. Mr. Harchick actively researches state of the art broadcast, cutting edge digital cinema and smart audio visual technologies for client implementation and is available for your consultation needs.

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