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NAB 2017:  No rolling the dice with the themes at the show this year

NAB 2017: No rolling the dice with the themes at the show this year

The annual National Association of Broadcasters show is always a spectacle on many levels.  After all, it is held in Las Vegas - home of glitz, glamour and over-the-top (pun intended) everything. The show itself incorporates these themes - bright lights, attention grabbing demos, celebrity visits to booths on the show floor.

Monetizing Media is Not a Modern Day Tall Fish Tale

Monetizing Media is Not a Modern Day Tall Fish Tale

If you’ve been anywhere near the water, even as a visitor, you’ve heard a fish tale - where the fisherman or fisherwoman in question embellishes a bit (or sometimes a lot).  The story takes a few twists and turns about the experience, how small the pole was and how strong the fish (and angler) was.

Super Bowl LI: The Streaming Story

Super Bowl LI: The Streaming Story

The big game is over and wow, what a spectacle it was.  Every year, it seems we say that this game was better than the last.  And often, these statements are true.  But Super Bowl LI was, by any measure, extraordinary, breaking many Super Bowl records along the way.

Pick Your Dance Partner Carefully … Even More So With Technology

Pick Your Dance Partner Carefully … Even More So With Technology

Online video has seen a great deal of change in its 17-plus years of existence.  From the format wars of years past to the current evolution of AVC to HEVC, one thing is evident: change is constant.  This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  Change often means that you are adapting to new trends - maybe even setting them.