The National Broadcast Association (NAB) show ran from April 14-April 19 in Las Vegas and Geek News Central was there to cover it. The NAB is a lobbying or advocacy association for America’s broadcaster. It works to advance the interest of radio and television in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. It also works to educate and promote innovation so that broadcasters can better serve their community. The NAB continues to support traditional media while embracing the changes that new media is bringing.
The NAB show is the largest electronic media show, unlike the Consumer Electronic Show(CES) which concentrates on consumer products, NAB is a show set up for the professional who works in media behind the scene. The initial numbers from the show are starting to come in and despite a still slow economy it appears the NAB show was a success. They had a 10 percent increase in size over 2011. There were 1,600 exhibitors with 815,000 net square feet of exhibit space used compared to 1,550 exhibitors and 745,000 net square space used in 2011. There were over 92,1112 registered attendees with 24,928 coming from outside the US representing over 151 countries.
The NAB show is where you see the equipment that makes the movies, television shows and radio that you watch or listen to better. NAB will be back in 2013 and I am sure Geek News Central will be there to cover it.