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NextGen TV’s Waltz Across Texas Takes Stage at TAB Show

- Added Focus on Cybersecurity, Lightning Safety

NextGen TV’s accelerating deployment in the Lone Star State commands center stage for TV managers and technologists alike at this year’s TAB Show Aug. 3-4 in Austin, with an added spotlight focused on safety-oriented topics such as best practices in cybersecurity and electrical grounding.

The industry’s leading vendors will showcase much of the technology supporting the new TV standard at the 115-booth trade show which also features a broad array of studio and transmission gear for all broadcasters.

TAB Show TV-Tech Snapshot

What’s Done, What’s Next?
Pearl TV’s Anne Schelle leads a discussion with three TV group CTOs regarding the status of market launches, upcoming rollout milestones and long-term goals for the industry’s next shot at significant value creation.

Multi-Cast Networking for NextGen TV
Heartland Video System’s Mike Schmidt dives deep into the world of handling different traffic through multicast signals and shares a shopping list and budget for the equipment and services needed to accomplish a smooth transition.

High Dynamic Range Video for NextGen TV
Matthew Goldman with the Sinclair Broadcast Group provides an overview of HDR video, identifying the major formats standardized today and demystifying the technology tech and non-tech attendees alike. He’ll also dive into more detail and, in particular, describe SL-HDR1, the HDR transmission method that Sinclair is currently OTA broadcasting in ATSC 3.0 in over 30 markets.

Advanced Emergency Alerting and Information Services
With preliminary test data on early deployments in hand, ONE Media’s So Vang explains how NextGen TV technology is spurring the rapid advancement of emergency alerting and information services for a robust, customized, and targeted interactive experience.

Grounding/Lightning Protection
Jeff Welton with Nautel brings his much-in-demand, life-saving workshop on lightning protection.

Cybersecurity Threats – Prevention and Response
With the broadcast physical plant now fully integrated with the Internet, the cybersecurity risks to local broadcasters are growing exponentially. NetRise CEO Thomas Pace offers actionable insights on how to protect your operations.

Just Getting Started

Fifteen additional programs are on tap with sessions targeting the rapidly evolving automobile market, legal and regulatory insights, music royalties, leadership strategies, digital sales training, and marketing techniques to help close sales faster.

Major events include the opening day Kick-Off Party, the Day 2 Leadership Breakfast with Graham Media CEO Catherine Badalamente, and the closing night Awards Gala which features the presentation of Texas broadcasting’s highest honors.

The Annual Business Meeting showcases a policy conversation with recently-appointed FCC Media Bureau Chief Holly Saurer and the results of the 2022 TAB Board of Directors elections.

TAB Trade Show | Thursday, August 4 | 9 AM-5 PM

You won't want to miss the 115 booths in the TAB Trade Show -with products and services for every size Radio and Television operation.

Radio Resources is sponsoring the morning and afternoon Refreshment Breaks (9-10 AM and 2-3:0 PM).

Veritone is sponsoring the Exhibit Hall Happy Hour on Thursday, Aug. 4 from 4-5 PM.

As always, thanks very much to our General Convention Sponsors!


Questions? Contact TAB’s Oscar Rodriguez or call (512) 322-9944.

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