NAB Show is a leading trade show for media, entertainment and technology which takes place regularly every April since 1991 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas.

The event gathers companies, experts and industry enthusiasts across broadcast TV, radio, streaming, cable, satellite TV, connected media, data storage, data management, weather forecasting and industrial TV.

As far as connected media and OTT devices go, we always try to keep our ears to the ground and simply couldn’t miss the opportunity to be there as a visitor. Our honourable representatives Bartłomiej Lozia i Sławomir Piwko will be in Vegas gleaning all the industry news.

What to expect at NAB Show

NAB Show is the world’s largest show dedicated to the connected media industry. Its tagline is Where Content Comes to Life. The event’s speakers will cover a range of subjects, and while it would be really hard for us to be present everywhere during the show, we’ve selected some of the key areas – sessions and discussions which, from our perspective, could offer the most valuable insights:

Destination 5G

The next-gen, blazing-fast wireless technology is hitting the shelves, and very much on its way to revolutionize the industry. It’s no secret that content delivery will benefit from all-new speeds, lower latency and higher reliability. But what does it actually mean for your business, infrastructure needs, security, and adoption concern? What’s actually feasible, and how much does it cost?

We’ll certainly be attending some of the sessions to get ahead of the curve.

Connected Media

Connected Media/IP discussions and panels at NAB Show will explore the technologies enabling audiences to receive, discover and interact with content across any device, anywhere – using devices like connected TVs, OTT, hybrid TVs etc.

Connected Media/IP topics will be discussed concurrently in two theaters – the Presentation Theater and Debate Theater. This year’s topics for the presentations and debates will include:

  • Winning the minds to compete in the TV battleground

  • Planes, trains and automobiles – ways to deliver media services within transport environments
  • From the camera to the consumer – best practice advice for securing content in an OTT world
  • How do we monetise the connected subscriber
  • CDNs, cloud-playout and edge caching innovations to improve content distribution strategies
  • Is Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning ready for its TV debut
  • How can big data and analytics improve the TV experience
  • How can innovation help build brilliant TV experiences… on a budget
  • TV innovation and future trends: a 2020 vision

The Connected Media sessions at the Debate Theater will include nine panel debates each morning. There will be a number of presentations looking at the emerging technologies shaping the future of the connected media sector.

The Presentation Theater will be home to technical presentations covering the topics around Connected Media. The sessions will look the cutting-edge technologies and services designed to make the business of connected media efficient, practical, and profitable.

The Presentation Theater will be professionally filmed by Stream My Event. Edited footage will be made available after the show for all those of you who don’t see it live.

Towards OTT 2.0

NAB Show’s special breakfast forum will gather video industry experts talking about the streaming video market and the challenges associated with multi-screen video delivery.

The speakers will also examine the opportunities for overcoming the problems through cloud-based services, and discuss the state of OTT 2.0 – how far are we from reaching the promise of a scalable, stable, secure streaming platform that generates regular, predictable revenue. Or, perhaps, we’re already there?

The roundtable format will be conducive to discussions about the most pressing issues facing video providers as they seek to manage and monetize their new streaming services.

AI / cloud computing

Predictive and prescriptive video content delivery allows to offer viewers (also listeners and readers) content before they even know they want it themselves.

This is all possible due to advancements in AI and cloud computing technology, which continue to shape content and media in new and exciting ways from production workflows to improved delivery methods. The topics discussed during the sessions will include:

  • AI/Machine Learning/Deep Learning
  • Big Data
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Voice-Activation
  • Augmented Cognition
  • Digital Twins
  • Advanced Simulations
  • Volumetric Capture
  • Neural Engine and Predictive Technologies
  • Content Cloud
  • Edge Technologies
  • Financing: Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) and Cryptocurrencies
  • Blockchain
  • Cybersecurity
  • Benefits of Multi-Cloud Strategies
  • Disaster Recovery and Storage

Want to meet us?

Bartłomiej ( and Sławomir ( will be happy to share views, exchange experiences over a cup of coffee or simply discuss potential business opportunities while enjoying their time at the show. Don’t hesitate to drop them a line if you’d like to meet up at the show.