February 2019 Update

Posted On: Feb 11, 2019

ANNUAL NAB STATE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

Currently the OAB is gearing up for the National Association of Broadcasters State Leadership Conference in Washington, DC.
Oregon Association of Broadcasters Executive Board Members will join me at the Capitol in D.C. on Wednesday, February 27th to meet with members of the of Congress representing Oregon.

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Streaming Summit at NAB Show to Focus on Monetization and Technology

Posted On: Feb 23, 2019

NAB Show, in association with Streaming Summit Conference Chairman Dan Rayburn, will again produce the two-day event with a focus on the OTT video industry. The Streaming Summit will take place April 8-9 in the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. A new dedicated website has been launched at nabstreamingsummit.com and includes details on the call for speakers submission process. …

Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Local Radio Freedom Act in House, Senate

Posted On: Feb 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC — A bipartisan coalition of 124 Members of Congress have joined together to introduce resolutions in the House of Representatives and the Senate opposing “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) signals Members of Congress’s opposition to any potential legislation that would impose new performance royalties on broadcast radio stations for music airplay. …

LBS Webinar: The Danger of Broadcasters Being Tone Deaf to Internet Marketing Demands

Posted On: Feb 20, 2019

Presented by: Mark Landon
LBS Digital Expert, Founder & Managing Principal of Recrue Media

What does a broadcast seller need to know to compete in today’s digital-minded world? How can you position broadcast to advertisers who are starting to favor digital advertising? What are the most successful complimentary digital/broadcast sales packages that really work?

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NAB Show Tech Weekend April 7-8

Posted On: Feb 18, 2019

NAB Show will host a variety of digital and technology-related events during Tech Weekend, April 7-8 in Las Vegas. NAB Show is held April 7-12….

PILOT Introduces Pitch Prize Competition for Media Startup Seed Funding

Posted On: Feb 17, 2019

PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), is launching the PILOT Pitch Prize, a competition for early-stage startup companies to receive seed funding and support for providing technology solutions that could help broadcasters. Finalists will compete in a live pitch event at NAB Show New York, held October 17-18, 2018 at the Javits Convention Center….

OAB CFM Legislative Update Report

Posted On: Feb 15, 2019

Week four of the 2019 Legislative Session saw a historic event as thirteen immigrants from six separate countries were sworn in as U.S. citizens on the floor of the Oregon Senate chambers. Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, suffering from an aggressive form of brain cancer, hosted a ceremony which has only occurred twice in the state’s history in the Oregon Capitol.

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NAB Show Introduces New Podcasting Conference and Exhibit Area

Posted On: Feb 15, 2019

The burgeoning podcast medium will be the focus of a new conference program, show floor pavilion and recording studio at the 2018 NAB Show, April 7-12 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The annual convention is the world’s largest event encompassing the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. …