1. Senators Urge FCC to Refresh the Record in vMVPD Proceeding
Twenty senators have sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging the Commission to refresh its nearly decade-old proceeding examining the digital television streaming marketplace.
"As the expert agency, the Commission should be developing a record and recommendations to ensure that our regulatory system – which has enabled a thriving locally-focused broadcast system that is the envy of the world – is not undermined by the explosion of new technologies that were not foreseen even a mere decade ago," they wrote.
"Broadcasters play a vital role in providing verified and factual information to the public about their local community and events taking place around the world," saidNAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt. "Though the television marketplace has changed dramatically in recent years, viewers still expect and deserve access to their local TV news stations – no matter the platform."
2. See You in New York
NAB Show New York is next week! There's still time toregister and experience emerging technologies, alternate workflows and unparalleled networking with fellow broadcasters and media colleagues.
Featured conferences and events for broadcasters include:
Earlier this week, NAB received the Philo T. Farnsworth Corporate Achievement Award at the 75th Engineering, Science & Technology Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. NAB Executive Vice President, Technology and Chief Technology Officer Sam Matheny accepted the award.
This award is given to an agency, company or institution whose contributions over time have significantly impacted television technology and engineering, and we are honored that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences recognizes NAB's centennial anniversary as the voice of America's broadcasters.
4. RSVP Now: HR and DEI Professionals to Convene in Washington, D.C.
NAB and the NAB Leadership Foundation invite HR and DEI professionals from the broadcast industry to attend the annual Human Resources and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Forum on November 13, 2023 at NAB Headquarters in Washington, D.C..
Sessions will include: "Future-Ready HR: Unlock Your Potential to Drive Business Success and Thrive in the Future of Work," "My AI, My Love, My Recruitment: How Artificial Intelligence is Impacting the World of Recruitment," "DEI Metrics: Measuring and Tracking Progress" and more.
The Reynolds Journalism Institute at the University of Missouri is conducting an anonymous survey of current and former United States based journalists, journalism students and journalism educators to see what changes newsrooms and journalism schools could make to help prevent professional burnout.
NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt was the keynote speaker at The Media Institute's Free Speech America Gala this week, which honored renowned author and journalist Bob Woodward and former FCC chairman and current President and CEO of NCTA Michael Powell.
NAB Vice President, Engineering and Technology Policy Kelly Williams was recognized as a Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) fellow at the 2023 SMPTE Media Technology Summit in Hollywood, Calif.
This prestigious fellowship is awarded to "individuals who have, by proficiency and contributions, attained an outstanding rank among engineers or executives in the motion-picture, television or related industries."
7. Important Deadlines to Remember
The window for commercial and noncommercial broadcasters to file their upcoming 2023 ownership reports is now open.
All reports must be submitted by December 1, 2023. Contact the NAB Legal department at (866) 682-0276 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
TV stations must certify the accuracy of your 13 GHz licenses by November 29.
Follow the instructions in the FCC's Public Notice or you may lose interference protection of your 13 GHz operations or have your license cancelled. Contact NAB Legal and Regulatory Affairs' Bob Weller with any questions.