Hearst President and CEO Steven Swartz to Headline 2017 NAB Show Opening

Posted On: Apr 06, 2020

Steven Swartz, president and CEO of Hearst, one of the nation’s largest diversified media, information and services companies, will participate in an executive Q&A during the 2017 NAB Show Opening, Monday, April 24, in Las Vegas. The interview will take place following NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith’s “State of the Broadcast Industry” address. The opening event is sponsored by Blackmagic Design. …

NAB Statement on Incentive Auction Ending After Stage 4

Posted On: Apr 05, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the broadcast spectrum incentive auction ending after the end of its current stage, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:…

NAB’s COVID-19 PSA Campaign Continues Receiving Historic Promotion on Local Radio, TV

Posted On: Apr 04, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters announced today that local radio and TV stations across America have donated airtime estimated at more than $42 million for a public service announcement (PSA) campaign on COVID-19 since the initiative’s launch on March 12. More than 175,000 PSAs, aimed at helping educate Americans about preventing the spread of the virus, have aired on broadcast TV and radio….

Jane Pauley to Emcee 2017 NAB Show Opening

Posted On: Apr 03, 2020

Renowned journalist and host of “CBS Sunday Morning,” Jane Pauley will emcee the 2017 NAB Show Opening on Monday, April 24 in Las Vegas. NAB Show is the world’s largest media and technology convention, encompassing the development, management and delivery of content across all mediums. …

NAB Statement on Proposed Rules for Use of 6 GHz Band for Unlicensed Use

Posted On: Apr 02, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to proposed rules by the FCC to permit unlicensed devices to operate in the 6 GHz band currently used by radio and TV broadcasters for electronic newsgathering, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton:…

NAB and APTS Commend FCC for Adopting NPRM to Allow Enhanced Uses of Next Gen TV Single Frequency Networks

Posted On: Apr 01, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The National Association of Broadcasters and America’s Public Television Stations commend the Federal Communications Commission for its adoption of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would modernize the Digital Transmission System (DTS) rules to allow for the enhanced uses that the Next Gen TV Single Frequency Networks (SFN) can provide….

NAB Statement on Introduction of Local Radio Freedom Act in House, Senate

Posted On: Mar 30, 2020

WASHINGTON, DC — The National Association of Broadcasters expressed strong support for bipartisan resolutions introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate today 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. …

NAB Statement on FCC Vote on Correspondence File

Posted On: Mar 28, 2020

WASHINGTON, D.C. –In response to the FCC voting today to eliminate the requirement that broadcast stations retain copies of letters and emails from the public in their public inspection file, the following statement can be attributed to NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton: …