NAB, NASBA Gather in DC to Discuss Future of Broadcasting

Attendees to educate legislators about broadcast TV on streaming platforms and AM radio

WASHINGTON—Broadcasters from around the country are gathering in Washington this week for a two-day event focused on two important issues affecting the future of radio and television broadcasting. Hosted by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) and the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations (NASBA), the conference will focus on a regulatory proceeding examining carriage of broadcast television programming on streaming platforms as well as broadcasters’ response to certain automakers removing AM radio from their newer model vehicles

During the event, which takes place June 13-14, attendees will discuss the FCC’s nearly decade-long proceeding examining streaming platforms, or virtual multichannel video programming distributors (vMVPD), that offer linear programming. The briefing will cover the FCC’s ongoing proceeding regarding whether vMVPDs require federal regulations that treat them on more equal regulatory footing with cable and satellite systems.

Attendees will also discuss the latest radio and automotive trends and how AM operators can prepare their stations for the future. Sens. Ed Markey (D-MA) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) will also offer insight into recently introduced legislation aimed at preserving AM radio in automobiles and representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will discuss AM radio’s critical role in the National Public Warning System.

SOURCE: TV Technology

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