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IBC 2017 To Tackle VR, AR

IBC 2017 will be the place to be in September to learn about virtual and augmented reality, according to show organizers.

The event will offer a variety of events, sessions, speeches and special features related to these fast emerging areas of the media and entertainment industry.

Among the VR and AR-focused IBC happenings will be:

  • Conference papers: Presented during a session called “VR and AR – The Production, The Potential and The Pitfalls;” Sept. 15.
  • Conference keynote: Rikard Steiber, president of Viveport and SVP Virtual Reality at HTC Vive, to discuss VR, Sept. 16.
  • Panel discussion: “Leaving the Hype Behind: Next Frontier in VR, AR, MR and Other Realities in Between,” Sept. 17.
  • Startup Forum: An opportunity for media companies, startups and investors working in VR and AR to show opinions, Sept. 17.
  • IBC Future Zone and IBC Future Reality Theater.

IBC 2017 runs Sept. 14-19 at the Rai in Amsterdam.

More information is available on the IBC website.

Richard Chernock To Deliver IEEE Symposium Keynote

Richard Chernock.

Richard Chernock, Triveni Digital chief science officer and chair of ATSC’s Technology and Standards Group (TG3), will deliver a keynote address at the IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting in Cagliari, Italy.

In the address, June 7 at 9 a.m., Chernock is expected to provide an update on the ATSC 3.0 IP-based broadcast television system for both streaming television and file delivery.

The IEEE International Symposium on Broadband Multimedia Systems and Broadcasting will feature plenary talks by world-renowned researchers, a variety of technical sessions and panel discussions focused on issues in the field of broadcasting.

More information is available on the Triveni Digital website.

Pilot’s John Clark To Speak At IEEE Broadcast Symposium

John Clark, executive director NAB PILOT, will speak at the 2016 IEEE BTS on Oct. 14.

John Clark, executive director NAB Pilot, will speak at the 2016 IEEE BTS on Oct. 14.

John Clark, executive director of NAB’s Pilot initiative, will deliver the keynote speech Oct. 14 at the 2016 IEEE Broadcast Symposium in Hartford, Conn.

In his speech, entitled “Inspiration for Innovation,” Clark is expected to discuss the inspiration behind innovation regardless of the industry or technology involved.

Clark has 18 years of experience in digital media and previously was the executive director of the Reese News Lab in the School of Media and Journalism at the University of North Carolina. Prior to that, he was general manager of WRAL.com.

The 2016 IEEE Broadcast Symposium will be held Hartford Marriott Hotel, Oct. 12-14.

More information, including registration details, is available on the IEEE website.

Sony’s Steve Mosko To Deliver CCW Keynote

Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, will give the opening keynote at CCW 2015.

Steve Mosko, president of Sony Pictures Television, will give the opening keynote at CCW 2015.

Steve Mosko, president, Sony Pictures Television, will deliver the opening keynote at NAB’s Content and Communications World in New York City, Nov. 11-12, NAB said today.

The keynote to be given in a conversational format will be hosted by Bill Carter, former New York Times TV columnist and current contributor to CNN, The Hollywood Reporter and a show on SiriusXM satellite radio.

Mosko oversees all television operations for Sony Pictures Entertainment worldwide.  The studio currently produces 29 series for 15 different networks.

More details are available on the NAB’s CCW website.

Lt. Gen. Raymond To Keynote SATCON

Lt. Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, will keynote SATCON Nov. 12 in New York City.

Lt. Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, will keynote SATCON Nov. 12 in New York City.

Lt. Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, commander, 14th Air Force, Air Force Space Command and commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command, will deliver the keynote at SATCON, part of NAB’s Content and Communications World, Nov. 11-12 in New York City.

In the address, scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 12, Raymond will address the integration of military satellite communications with commercial aspects of the satellite and content delivery industry, according to a press release announcing the keynote from NAB.

Netflix’s Hunt To Deliver SMPTE Keynote

Neil Hunt, chief product officer at Netflix, will present the keynote address at the Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference.

Neil Hunt, chief product officer at Netflix, will present the keynote address at the Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference.

Neil Hunt, chief product officer at Netflix, will present the keynote at SMPTE’s Entertainment Technology in the Internet Age (ETIA) conference, June 16-17, at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.

In his speech, entitled “The Race Is On!,” Hunt is expected to look at technology requirements to stream compelling entertainment online.

More information is available on the SMPTE website.

Lt. Gen. Raymond Palumbo To Speak At NAB Show

Lt. Gen. Raymond Palumbo, director for Defense Intelligence (Warfighter Support), will deliver the keynote during the Media Technologies for Military & Government Workshop at the 2015 NAB Show in Las Vegas, on Wednesday, April 15, at 10:30 a.m.

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Lt. Gen. Raymond Palumbo will address the 2015 NAB Show April 15 on national security.

HIs speech, “Defense Intelligence in a Challenging Future,” will focus on national security threats in the areas of urbanization and population growth that face the United States and its international partners.

Palumbo reports to the under-secretary of defense for intelligence and ensures the combatant commands have the intelligence capabilities to perform their mission. He also leads the Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Operations Directorate.

Surprising Detonation: Jeff Jarvis Explodes At Keynote

Everything seemed to be going along well Dec. 16 during Jeff Jarvis’ keynote at TVNewsCheck‘s NewsTECHForum in New York City.

Jeff Jarvis

Jeff Jarvis, CUNY journalism professor, says local TV news now has a chance to remake itself.

Jarvis, the director of the Tow-Knight Center for Entrepreneurial Journalism at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, challenged those in attendance to rethink what TV news can do.

There’s an opportunity right now to change TV news, Jarvis said, because the Internet is beginning to pose a threat as more young people choose to go online to get informed.

Those responsible for the business side of TV news are more likely now to be open to new ideas and experimentation in an effort to engage younger viewers and preserve audience, he said.

Far from a detriment, the Internet can offer TV news a new appeal by giving a voice to the voiceless, he said. Savvy broadcasters have the chance to tap into the presence of “many eyes and many ears on the world” via the Internet, he said.

In so doing, they can give a voice to those who otherwise would have no way to report what they are witnessing on TV.

While Jarvis is an engaging speaker, things got weird during the Q&A that followed the keynote.

Someone in the audience asked Jarvis if his suggestion of giving voice to the public via the Internet doesn’t in effect elevate people who “stand on a soapbox with no checks, no balances, no second sourcing, no what we would call block-and-tackle news reporting, no credibility and no — quite honestly — accountability” to the same level as journalists working for the organizations represented in the room, and how could he justify doing so.

(Note: This question starts at about 43:09 into this audio recording of the keynote.)

Simply put, Jarvis exploded, launching into a diatribe but not really answering the question.

I frankly was a little embarrassed and nonplussed by how he chose to react to what I believe was a legitimate question.

Listen for yourself and let me know what you think. Aside from that cringeworthy episode, I thought Jarvis made some insightful observations. The keynote is worth a listen.