Show Opening, Tech and Awards Take Main Stage
NAB Show recognizes excellence with traditional and inaugural awards.
STAFF REPORT, NAB SHOW DAILY
The Main Stage returns to the North Hall with sessions that include advances in technology, the show opening and recognizing the outstanding in the broadcasting, media and entertainment community. The following sessions were on the schedule at press time.
HBO’s The Last of Us
April 16 | 11 a.m.-Noon
This Main Stage session will feature Craig Mazin and his team of creatives.
A Case study: Color and Finishing in the Cloud
April 16 | 12:45-1:30 p.m.
VFX producer Jesse Kobayashi will take audiences behind the scenes of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, one of the largest television shows in history, and dive into how Blackmagic Design, Company 3 and AWS collaborated to bring Middle Earth to life by creating a cloud-based infrastructure for conform, color-grading and delivery.
How to win an Oscar with a fully remote creative team
April 16 | 2-3 p.m.
The holiday classic The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse, an animated short film won a 2023 Academy Award. Learn the secrets of success from the artists who make up this remote team using LucidLink throughout production.
Excellence in Sustainability Awards
April 16 | 3:30-4:30 p.m.
The NAB Show’s Excellence in Sustainability Awards, presented by AWS, recognize individuals, companies and products for outstanding innovations in media technology that promote conservation and reusability of natural resources. The presentation includes the Sustainability Champion Award, Sustainability in Leadership Award and Sustainability in Product or Service Award.
The awards ceremony will include a panel discussion moderated by Barbara Lange, CEO of Kibo121, on the progress being made to integrate sustainability into media tech operations. The panel will include Pat Chandler, CEO of Creative Visions, the recipient of this year’s awards proceeds.
IMAX Beyond the Big Screen
April 16 | 5-6 p.m.
IMAX technology is bringing their signature movie magic right to your living room with devices from Sony and streaming platforms like Disney+. Join panelists who will discuss viewer expectations for streaming and how our industry can offer a high-quality, more engaging video experience.
NAB Show Welcome
April 17 | 9-10:30 a.m.
The NAB Show Welcome on Monday morning will include remarks from NAB leadership, a Fireside Chat with NAB President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt, the presentation of the Distinguished Service Award. 60 Minutes will receive the second annual Insight Award from the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation and more.
NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame Ceremony
April 17 | 1-2 p.m.
This award ceremony features the induction of the new members of the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame for Radio and Television, presentation of the Digital Leadership Award and more.
Adrian “Stretch Armstrong” Bartos and Bobbito García will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame for Radio. Longtime sports anthology series ABC’s Wide World of Sports will enter the Broadcasting Hall of Fame as this year’s television inductee. Lora Dennis, executive vice president of Digital Media for NBCUniversal Local, is the recipient of the 2023 Digital Leadership Award.
FAST Channels and Furious Growth
April 17 | 2:30-3:30 p.m.
FAST TV is a rapidly growing business. 2022 revenues for the U.S. market were roughly $4 billion and are projected to triple over the next five years. Industry leaders will talk about their strategies to harness the worldwide audience’s appetite for free, ad-supported, “lean-back TV” and how to effectively utilize targeted advertising.
April 17 | 4-5 p.m.
Award-winning actor, writer and producer Brett Goldstein will talk to attendees about his career in a fireside chat.
We Are Broadcasters Awards
April 18 | 10-11 a.m.
An annual tradition at NAB Show is the presentation of the NAB Crystal Radio Awards, NAB Crystal Heritage Award and Engineering Achievement Awards. Finalists for the NAB Crystal Radio Awards have been announced, but which stations will be the winners? Receiving the 2023 NAB Engineering Achievement Awards are Beasley Media Group’s Michael Cooney for radio and NBCUniversal Local’s H. Douglas Lung for television.
Expanding Audiences With XR in Games, Education and Location-Based Entertainment
April 18 | 1-2 p.m.
This session will examine the convergence between traditional entertainment and advanced technology, how nostalgia is fueling this new technology adoption, and what is next for VR, AR and XR.
Panelists include Aaron Grosky, president and COO, Dreamscape Immersive and Dreamscape Learn; Ted Schilowitz, futurist, Paramount Global; Jake Zim, senior vice president, virtual reality, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
Youtube x nfl: engaging a global audience
April 18 | 3-4 p.m.
YouTube’s partnership with the NFL for Sunday Ticket signals how the rights for live sports is shifting. Join us for a conversation with YouTube and the NFL as they talk about how their new partnership is reinventing sports to engage a global audience — fans of all ages, demographics and across geographic borders.