From large screens to small, the future of broadcast and digital media was in the spotlight at the National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB Show 2013 that took place April 6-11 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

NAB reported exhibit space grew nearly 10 percent, compared with 2012. The event had 1,600 exhibitors spanning 900,000 net square feet of exhibit space, up from 815,000 net sq. ft. in 2012. Attendance was also up at 92,414, compared with 91,565 last year. Read More

Ten technology startups will enjoy taking part in SPROCKIT, a new program that will put them front-and-center before top industry executives and potential funders.
The startups taking part in SPROCKIT will be meeting this week with C-level executives and the media, as well as with experts who can help them grow their businesses.
The startups are being featured in daily presentations at the SPROCKIT Hub, booth C1362 at the front of the Central Hall. SPROCKIT is a collaboration between World Series of Start-Ups LLC, Springboard Enterprises and NAB. It is sponsored by Convergent Wealth. Digital Media Wire is the media partner. Read More

The future of content creation and the role of advertising were up for discussion at “Start-Ups: Powering the Media Metamorphosis,” a panel held Monday, April 8 at the 2013 NAB Show, which featured five young entrepreneurs who have launched companies on the leading edge of media technology.
Melinda Wittstock, CEO and founder of NewsiT, said that today people want content that gives them a sense of community. “They want facts and friends that are relevant to them in the moment wherever they are. They want to be part of the story and be storytellers as well as listeners.” Read More

[Editor’s Note: This is a guest article provided by the NAB Show.]

Today, we’re continuing our Q&A series with SPROCKIT participants by highlighting the founders and CEOs of featured organizations specializing in content management – Collective[i], Localytics and Standard Media Index. They’ve given us their thoughts on the SPROCKIT program, the media industry at-large, some interesting facts about themselves, and their plans for company growth (one CEO aims to be running at over $400M+ in revenue by 2016). Check them out in the SPROCKIT Hub (C1326) at NAB Show, April 6-11 in Las Vegas. Read More

[Editor’s Note: This is a guest article provided by the NAB Show.]

To wrap up our Q&A series with SPROCKIT participants, we sat down with the founders and CEOs of three featured organizations specializing in content creation – NewsiT, Flixmaster and SnappyTV. They’ve shared with us their excitement for the SPROCKIT program, some of their most inspirational moments and a few little-known facts about themselves (including one CEO earned $100 in one day through her ‘performance art’ business.) SPROCKIT kicks off this weekend at NAB Show, April 6-11 in Las Vegas. Read More

NAB Show 2013 kicked off earlier this week, with broadcasters, video professionals and digital media startups gathering in Las Vegas to talk about the future of the big screen, the small screen and the tablet-sized screen.

For the last three days, I’ve roamed the show floor at NAB Show 2013, talking to technology companies, media groups and broadcasters about the impact that digital and social are having on the industry as a whole.
There’s so much to see at NAB, but here are the three most over-arching trends that are on display at the 2013 show. Read More

Ten technology startups will enjoy taking part in SPROCKIT, a new program that will put them front-and-center before top industry executives and potential funders.

The startups taking part in SPROCKIT will be meeting this week with C-level executives and the media, as well as with experts who can help them grow their businesses.

The startups are being featured in daily presentations at the SPROCKIT Hub, booth C1362 at the front of the Central Hall. SPROCKIT is a collaboration between World Series of Start-Ups LLC, Springboard Enterprises and NAB. It is sponsored by Convergent Wealth. Digital Media Wire is the media partner. Read More

Ten technology startups will enjoy taking part in SPROCKIT, a new program that will put them front-and-center before top industry executives and potential funders.
The startups taking part in SPROCKIT will be meeting this week with C-level executives and the media, as well as with experts who can help them grow their businesses.
The startups are being featured in daily presentations at the SPROCKIT Hub, booth C1362 at the front of the Central Hall. SPROCKIT is a collaboration between World Series of Start-Ups LLC, Springboard Enterprises and NAB. It is sponsored by Convergent Wealth. Digital Media Wire is the media partner. Read More