Tag: national association of broadcasters


“By 2020 ‘Broadcasting’…will be Foreign to Anyone Under 40”

GigaOm bottom-lines this week's NAB with this: If this week’s National Association of Broadcasters Show is any indication, by 2020 “broadcasting” is a term that will be foreign to anyone under 40. Based on the show’s programming this year, as well as the general vibe that multiplatform delivery is the future, it seems that pretty soon no one will be concerned about how content is distributed — just if it’s good or not. To repeat for emphasis:  "...pretty soon no one will be concerned about how content is distributed — just if it’s good or not." This is an important takeaway, particularly … [Read more...]


The NAB has hurt my feelings

Evidently the NAB didn't like my survey about behaviors among folks who have mobile phones and may also have FM built-in, whether they use it or not (and most don't). Let's dig into their official late Friday response: While Mark Ramsey argues there is little consumer demand for incorporating radio receivers on cell phones, he bases his glass-half-empty conclusions on a poorly designed survey to fit his own pre-conceived negative opinion. I don't know, does the question "does your phone have FM radio built-in?" sound poorly designed to you? What about the question "Do you use FM radio … [Read more...]


Radio’s Wrong-Headed Performance Royalty Plan

Dear National Association of Broadcasters: I know you guys mean well.  I know you are listening hard to your constituency of broadcasters and trying your best to serve their will. But someone in your esteemed organization needs to stand back and assess what's in the best long-term interests of the medium you are sworn to represent.  Someone at NAB needs to admonish the kids at the broadcaster's dinner table that just because they want a milkshake for dinner doesn't mean it's good for them. Yes, I'm talking about radio's performance royalty plan. I am no expert in this matter, but … [Read more...]

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