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UPODATED: ATBA LPTV Day @NAB23 Updated Schedule Information

UPODATED: ATBA LPTV Day @NAB23 Updated Schedule Information

The Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance will host LPTV Day at the 2023 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas on April 17, 2023. Here’s the schedule –

Monday, April 17     (Schedule Subject to change)

8:30am – Westgate ATBA Suite opens for the day. Westgate SUITE 2880 (28th Floor) Admittance for the day is by business card and your NAB Badge of any level (including the free expo pass.). (Use the central bank of elevators near the Fortuna Coffee Shop. Avoid the first elevator on the left, it would not go to the 28th floor when we last checked.)

9:00am-9:50am – Station & Company Promotion Social Media Tips Roundtable with Lee Miller, ATBA Executive Director

10:00am-10:30am – Television Guide Services 101 – Morgan Berns, Technical Support Analyst for TitanTV, Inc. (Schedule changed from earlier)
Where does the guide data come from?” This includes onscreen and online guides. Reviewing some of the most asked questions related to guide data 

11:00am-noon – The Future of LPTV – Round Table discussion led by Josh Weiss, CEO of ARK Multicasting and Louis Libin with Sinclair Broadcasting

1:30 pm- 2:00pm – Hannah Lepow, FCC Commissioner Starks’ legal advisor (Schedule changed from earlier)

2:15pm -2:45pm – Ad Insertion Made Easy – Steve Doll,  D2D Technologies
Everyday tens of thousands of advertising opportunities go by unused at LPTV stations across the country. For many LPTV stations, the cost of a sales team to manage contracts and a traffic department to orchestrate playout is cost prohibitive. This leads to stations not taking advantage of local insertion avails offered by content providers. Find out more about D2Insert Ad Insertion Network at this session.

3:00pm-3:30pm –TV Viewing Landscape – Jim Long – CEO of Didja, Inc.
Jim will take a look at the changing TV Viewing Landscape of all methods of delivery, and will discuss why Local TV Streaming is the next major linear growth area that is critical to the success of ATSC-3.0, and how it can lower costs for stations deploying ATSC-3.0. He will also give an update on Didja’s LocalBTV platform/apps now serving ~50 DMAs

3:45pm-4:15pm – The All in One Filter – Mike Spugnardi, Dielectric
In a typical television or radio RF system a switch is introduced between the filter and transmission line. The switch gives the broadcaster the capability of proofing the transmitter into the RF load, or when trouble shooting high VSWR they can switch into load to determine if the problem is in the filter or transmission line and antenna. The switch is an additional path and an electronic device. What if you could eliminate that electronic component from the system but still have the same benefits all while having less parts?

4:30pm-5:00pm – DUE TO ILLNESS, Holly Saurer, FCC Media Bureau Chief did not make it to Las Vegas and will not be joining us.  ATBA counsel Ari Meltzer will update us on LPTV issues.

6:00pm – VIP Reception for ATBA Members and Guests Only, Westgate Ballrooms E & F.
6:30pm – Reception Opens to All, Westgate Ballrooms E & F.
7:00pm – Awards Ceremony, Welcome and Door Prizes, Westgate Ballrooms E & F