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100 Years of Broadcasting Excellence: NAB Show NY 2023 Defines Broadcasting’s Next Era

NEW YORK October 26, 2023 – From radio waves to virtual realities, the century-old gold standard of broadcasting’s past, present, and future: the NAB Show NY, an event that has become synonymous with broadcasting excellence, ushers in a future of infinite possibilities in this one monumental event at the Javit’s Center, October 24th through the 26th, 2023.

With a staggering preliminary attendance of over 12,000 attendees and close to 275 exhibitors which included 60 first-time exhibitors showcasing the latest technology in broadcast, media, and entertainment, the NAB Show NY 2023 was more than just an event; it was a testament to the ever-evolving world of media and broadcasting, and the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) being at the forefront of it.

The Exhibit Evolution: From Observers to Innovators – Touch, Test, Transform

OCTOBER 25 – New York, New York – Exhibition Hall at the 2023 NAB Conference on Wednesday October 25th, 2023 at Jacob Javits Center in New York, New York. Photo by Mike Lawrence for NAB.

Beyond the glitz of traditional exhibits, in the heart of the Javits Center laid a transformative realm where exhibitors donned the hats of educators, interactive facilitators, and catalysts of imagination. The NAB Show NY 2023 exhibit redefined the very essence of an exhibition, morphing it into a series of hands-on demonstration labs and enlightening experiences.

Here, attendees didn’t just observe; they immersed, interacted, and innovated. Each lab became a crucible of creativity, where ideas were not just presented but were palpably alive, waiting to be molded, challenged, and refined. This dynamic shift from passive viewing to active engagement marked a renaissance in the world of exhibitions, echoing the National Association of Broadcasters’ ethos of not just informing but enlightening its audience.

OCTOBER 25 – New York, New York – Exhibit Hall at the 2023 NAB Conference on Wednesday October 25th, 2023 at Jacob Javits Center in New York, New York. Photo by Mike Lawrence for NAB.

The NAB Show New York 2023 came at a time when the world was undergoing rapid technological advancements, with AI, 4K video, streaming platforms, and cybersecurity dominating discussions in the media landscape. Amidst this backdrop, the 2023 edition served as a testament to the industry’s resilience and unwavering commitment to innovation as the event witnessed the industry’s vibrancy and its readiness to embrace the future as a hub of groundbreaking innovations.

Among the plethora of exhibitors who unveiled their state-of-the-art products and technologies were CCR Media: the gold standard for broadcast monitoring trusted to power the industry, TVU Networks: the premier global provider of SaaS and cloud-based workflow solutions, Chyron: a stalwart in broadcast graphics, Fujifilm/Fujinon: a titan in the world of imaging, Dalet: renowned for optimizing media workflows, Signiant: a leader in secure media file transfers, Amazon Web Services (AWS): a leader in innovations in cloud storage and management tailored for the media industry, Blackmagic Design: known for their comprehensive range of broadcast equipment, LiveU: known for their live video broadcasting technologies, Panasonic Connect: a major player in the broadcasting and media industry, Ross Video: specializing in video production equipment, B&H Photo, Video, Audio: covering 11+ football fields in scope with legendary selection, Evertz: a global leader in broadcast solutions, Telestream: known for their digital video tools and workflow solutions, Grass Valley: a company at the forefront of content and media technology, Harmonic: specializing in video delivery technology and services, and hundreds of other industry titans and trendsetters, all playing a significant role in the broadcasting and media industry.

Conferences: The Heartbeat of NAB Show

Bringing the industry latest at the exhibits full circle into implementation is the soul of the NAB Show New York – education. Over 225 sessions illuminated the landscape, with nearly 300 thought leaders sharing their insights. From the intricacies of broadcast technology at the Cine+Live Lab to the nuances of hybrid content creation at the Photo+Video Lab, knowledge flowed unabated.

OCTOBER 25 – New York, New York – Station Group Leaders on the State of the Industry at the 2023 NAB Conference on Wednesday October 25th, 2023 at Jacob Javits Center in New York, New York. Photo by Mike Lawrence for NAB.

The NAB Show New York 2023 was more than just an exhibition; it was a holistic learning experience. Attendees had the opportunity to learn from keynote lectures and participate in panel discussions, Q&A sessions, workshops, and demos, ensuring they left not just inspired but also equipped with the skills and knowledge to shape the future of broadcasting and media.

Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future

OCTOBER 25 – New York, New York – What’s Next: Evan Shapiro & Curtis LeGeyt at the 2023 NAB Conference on Wednesday October 25th, 2023 at Jacob Javits Center in New York, New York. Photo by Mike Lawrence for NAB.

While the NAB Show has always been forward-looking, the 2023 edition was particularly significant in its emphasis on honoring the past. As the event approached its centennial, there was a palpable sense of reverence for the pioneers of broadcasting and media. The show served as a reminder of the journey, from the early days of radio and television to the digital revolution and the dawn of streaming.

Yet, it wasn’t just a nostalgic trip down memory lane. The discussions, exhibits, and sessions were firmly rooted in the present and future, addressing the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead.

OCTOBER 25 – New York, New York – What’s Next: Evan Shapiro & Curtis LeGeyt at the 2023 NAB Conference on Wednesday October 25th, 2023 at Jacob Javits Center in New York, New York. Photo by Mike Lawrence for NAB.

The diverse range of about 225 sessions, from the Post|Production Conference to the Cybersecurity for Broadcasters Retreat, showcased the NAB Show’s holistic approach to addressing the multifaceted challenges and opportunities in the industry. The emphasis on AI, with the AI Creative Summit, highlighted the show’s vision for the next century signaling the NAB Show’s commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements. This comprehensive approach is a testament to the show’s vision of creating a cohesive ecosystem where technology, creativity, and business converge.

A Nod to the Future

The NAB Show New York 2023 wasn’t just an event; it was a clarion call to content creators, broadcasters, and visionaries, reminding them that in the world of media, the only constant is change. And while the 2023 edition was a resounding success, the horizon looks even more promising.

As the echoes of the 2023 show begin to fade, the horizon is already alight with the promise of the next NAB Show, slated for April 13-17, 2024, in the shimmering heart of Las Vegas. If this year was a statement, next year promises to be a symphony.

The Road Ahead: NAB Show Las Vegas 2024 Beckons

To the professionals charting the future of media, to the innovators at the cusp of breakthroughs, and to the stalwarts upholding the traditions of broadcasting, we say this: Join NAB. Be it in New York or Las Vegas, be part of this journey. The future of broadcasting is being written, and you have a front-row seat.

For further details and inquiries, check out NAB Show Las Vegas 2024.

About the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) stands as a beacon of innovation and advocacy in the ever-evolving world of broadcasting. As the premier trade association for broadcasters, the NAB has been at the forefront of advancing the interests of its members in federal government, industry, and public affairs. Their mission goes beyond advocacy; they are committed to improving the quality and profitability of broadcasting, encouraging content and technology innovation, and highlighting the unique ways stations serve their communities.

The NAB’s legacy is not just about its past but its vision for the future. As the media landscape continues to change, the NAB remains dedicated to ensuring that broadcasters are equipped to navigate these changes, seize new opportunities, and continue to be a vital part of the fabric of American society.

For anyone in the broadcasting industry, the NAB is not just an association; it’s a community, a guide, and a driving force for innovation and progress. As we look to the future, the NAB’s role in shaping the next chapter of broadcasting is undeniable. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting out, the NAB is the place to be if you want to be at the forefront of the broadcasting revolution.

About The NAB Show NY

The NAB Show, produced by the National Association of Broadcasters, is an annual trade show that has been a cornerstone of the media, entertainment, and technology industries since its inception in 1923. Over the years, the NAB Show has grown to become the largest gathering for these industries, covering a vast array of topics from broadcast TV, radio, production, post-production, streaming, cable TV, satellite TV, film restoration, data storage, cybersecurity, and much more. From its early days in 1923 in New York to its current status as a global event, the NAB Show has witnessed and been a part of the evolution of media and broadcasting.

Source: National Association of Broadcasters

For those who dream in pixels, think in frames, and speak in meanings, the future is bright, and it’s being written at the NAB Show. See you in Las Vegas!

The Los Angeles Tribune
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