NAB Day I

Ursprünglich war beabsichtigt, an dieser Stelle die hier ausgewählten Veranstaltungsinweise durch aktuelle Eintragungen über die Vorträge zu ergänzen. Aber die Rechnung war ohne den Wirt gemacht worden.

Im Gegensatz zum letzten Jahr gab es weder die Möglichkeit, ein Aufzeichnung der Sessions durchzuführen oder zu erwerben, noch ein finanziell vertretbares Angebot für die Bereitstellung eines WiFi-Zone-Zugangs in den Konferenzräumen.

Hätte man man diesen Dienst für die gesamte Zeit der Konferenz und bei Rechnungsstellung in Anspruch nehmen wollen, dann wäre dies nur zu einem Preis von 595.- Dollar möglich gewesen, zuzüglich 100,- Dollar, wenn man diesen Dienst nicht vorab bestellt hat.

In diesem Fall war sowohl fernmündlich als auch schriftlich an den Betreiber Smart City eine Anfrage gerichtet worden mit der Bitte, ein Angebot zuzusenden. Eine entsprechendes Angebot auf diese Anfrage hat es bis zum Eintreffen vor Ort allerdings nicht gegeben.

So bleibt es bei der Wiedergabe einiger Szene-Fotos. Auf Wunsch können weitere bereitgestellt werden.

Eine mündliche Zusammenfassung wird es am 6. Mai ab 18 Uhr auf "Radio Eins", einem Programm des RBB, geben [1].

ALL INDUSTRY OPENING CEREMONY

Sponsored By Accenture

9:00AM - 10:15AM

Las Vegas Hilton Barron Room

David Rehr
NAB President & CEO

NAB President and CEO Dr. David Rehr will deliver his first annual State of the Industry Address and Tom Brokaw, Dan Rather, and Peter Jennings will be honored with the NAB Distinguished Service Award at this year’s All-Industry Opening.

"NAB looks forward to presenting our Distinguished Service Award to the three network anchors who largely defined television evening news for millions of Americans for more than 20 years," said NAB President and CEO David Rehr. "It is an honor to recognize the important role they played in all of our lives and their significant and lasting contributions to broadcasting."

Tom Brokaw [Anchor at NBC 1983 - 2004]

Tom Brokaw graduated from the University of South Dakota with a degree in political science. He began his television journalism career at KMTV-TV Omaha and after a stint at WSB-TV Atlanta joined NBC News in 1966. Brokaw was the White House correspondent for NBC News during Watergate, and from 1976 to 1981 he anchored Today on NBC. As the sole anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw from 1983 to 2005, Brokaw won every major award in broadcast journalism, including two DuPonts, a Peabody, and several Emmys. He lives in New York and Montana.

Peter Jennings [Anchor at ABC 1983 - 2005]

Peter Jennings was sole anchor of ABC World News Tonight from 1983 through 2005. He began his career in broadcasting as a radio reporter in Brockville, Ontario. After working for the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. Jennings switched to CTV Network in 1960, where he later went on to co-anchor its national nightly newscast. While covering the civil rights movement in the South, Jennings gained recognition from ABC executives. In 1964, he joined the network and later served as anchor of Peter Jennings with the News from 1965 to 1967. In 1968, Jennings established the first American television news bureau in the Arab world when he became ABC News bureau chief for Beirut. After years covering stories around the globe, he was named foreign desk anchor of World News Tonight in 1978. Jennings co-anchored the program with Frank Reynolds and Max Robinson until 1983, when he was named sole anchor and senior editor. During the following 22 years in that position, he was honored with almost every major award given to television journalists.

Dan Rather [ Anchor at CBS 1981 - 2005]

Dan Rather served as anchor of CBS Evening News from 1981 until 2005. He began his career in 1950 as an Associated Press reporter in Huntsville before graduating from Sam Houston State Teachers College in 1953. Later, he worked as a reporter for UPI, several Texas radio stations, and the Houston Chronicle. In 1959, he entered television as a reporter for KTRK-TV in Houston. Rather then joined CBS News in 1961 after stepping onto the national stage with his coverage of Hurricane Carla from Galveston, Texas. In 1963, Rather broke the news of the death of President John F. Kennedy and was instrumental in his coverage of the civil rights movement and Vietnam. His coverage of Watergate along with later successes led him to succeed Walter Cronkite as sole anchor of CBS Evening News in 1981.

BROADCAST ENGINIERUNG CONFERENCE

SUPER SESSION: The Digital Home and the Future of Broadcasting

Sponsored By Vyvx.

The session focuses on broadcast content distributed via the Internet and the new emerging business models that will make everyone a winner.

10:30 - 11:00 AM

KEYNOTE

Winning in the Internet Broadcast Era

Kevin Corbett , General Manager, Content Services Group,
Intel Corporation


11:00-11:45 AM

Mobile TV - DVB-H, The Complete Solution

Press Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N242


11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

EXECUTIVE PANEL

Becoming the Hybrid Network: What Must Broadcasters Do?

For the broadcasters’ era of 2006 and beyond, rapid metamorphosis is a key concept. Broadcasters need to move quickly or their own caterpillar will never morph into a beautiful (and profitable) hybrid butterfly (while others do). During the last several years, broadcasters have been successfully transforming themselves out of the analog world and into the digital era, with new content and services. But, the migration for broadcasters to digital nirvana is only half complete, with the remaining half left to building more reliable and scalable Internet Protocol (IP) networks. These are networks that are expected to offer consumers new services, such as 2-way Internet broadband, Voice over IP (VoIP) and Video-On-Demand (VOD). And do Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) sweeten or sour the mix? What partnerships will broadcasters make, with what technology vendors, to help them build an efficient infrastructure and distribute the rich new IP-based content? What breed of networking technologies must broadcasters deploy to manage the converged digital services, while offering security, reliability and scalability? The challenge is always to meet escalating consumer demands, while keeping overhead and capital costs down. Find out what top executives and analysts have to say about broadcasters turning the digital corner in these exciting, yet incredibly challenging, times.

Executive Panelists

Rob Chandhok, Vice President, Engineering and Market Development, QUALCOMM MediaFLO, Qualcomm MediaFLO, San Diego, CA

Mark Gray, Chairman and CEO, Kasenna, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Greg Gudorf, President & COO, Digeo, Kirkland, WA

Tres Izzard , CEO, Moviebeam

Glenn Reitmeier, Vice President of Technology Standards, Policy & Strategy, NBC Universal, New York, NY

Moderator

Jimmy Schaeffler, Chairman & Chief Service Officer, The Carmel Group, Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA


SUPER SESSION:

Internet TV - What the New World of Ubiquitous Home Broadband Means for Broadcasters

1:00PM - 2:00PM

The future of TV is on the Web. We are at a point where Internet video is becoming mainstream. Broadcasters are sensing the ability to change their relationship with the consumer and the technology is there to enable content providers of all shapes and sizes to get their content online. Jeremy will address the changing nature of programming distribution (direct, affiliates, syndication, role of search), the relationship of advertising and marketing to programming, and how Internet TV will be shaking up old models and creating new for broadcasters in the coming years.

Keynote

Jeremy Allaire, President, Brightcove, Cambridge, MA

Moderator

Peggy Miles, President, Intervox Communications, Washington, DC


SUPER SESSION:

Next Generation Television - The Content Provider’s Opportunity

Sponsored By AMD.

2:30PM - 4:00PM

This session will explore new content-based business and revenue models as IPTV-based entertainment and information services become increasingly available. Speakers will outline IPTV content delivery options; how they offer content owners new ways to reach consumers; and the business development opportunities that they provide for content distributors. Points discussed will include:

How IPTV enables next generation TV specific scenarios for new content delivery and connected TV experiences.
How the IPTV platform enables broader distribution of content throughout the home; tools for content producers (Windows Media DRM, etc.)

Executive Panelists

Albert Cheng, Executive Vice President, Digital Media, Disney-ABC Television Group, Burbank, CA

Derek Kuhn, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Alcatel, Ontario, Canada

Jeff Weber, Vice President, Product and Strategy, AT&T Inc.

Keynote

Phil Corman
, Director, Worldwide Partner Development, Microsoft TV, Mountain View, CA


4:00-4:45PM

ARRI Inc.

Press Conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room N242


Multimedia World Keynote Session

Sponsored By HP

5:00-6:00PM

Speaker:

Willem deZoete
Vice President / GM
HP Digital Entertainment Services

"The Digital Media Supply Chain: Hollywood Meets Silicon Valley"

Speaker Willem deZoete, VP/GM HP Digital Entertainment Services will describe how the accelerating digital ambitions of video content publishers, post-production companies, distributors, and retailers can be realized today - and enabled tomorrow — through the deployment of versatile digital content management solutions and services. Panelists will represent various interests and solutions within the “digital media supply chain”.

6:00PM - 8:00PM

Multimedia World Reception

Sponsored by MPEG Industry Forum and ISMA.

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