We are excited to be attending the 2015 NAB Show® this year.  We’ll be on the ground sharing the latest advancements to our AWE Video Everywhere Platform.  To schedule a time to chat, email Peter.Welpton@BottleRocketStudios.com.

Here is a bit more info about the NAB Show:

The world craves quality content. And for the pros who hunger to create and deliver it, the 2015 NAB Show is the only source to satisfy your appetite. Overindulge in hands-on experiences with emerging technologies and the latest innovations, limitless networking and learning opportunities, and the inspiration to take your work to the next level.

Attendees representing every sector of the industry will be there. Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Telecom, Post-Production, Education, Houses of Worship, Advertising, Military/Government, Retail, Security, Sports, IT and more converge in Las Vegas for six days to feed the need of next-generation content.

Popular and fresh attractions served up in 2015 will include Connected Media|IP, focusing on the consumer experience; the Drone Pavilion, featuring a fully enclosed “flying cage” for demonstrations; New Media Expo (NMX), hosting celebrity bloggers, podcasters and digital content creators; SPROCKIT, where market-ready startups present their new ideas; StudioXperience, a live studio using all the latest tools; and so much more. Taste the future of media and entertainment being cooked up for the 2015 NAB Show.

Source: Official Website

Some 244 first-time exhibitors over 1-million square-feet

NAB Show, the largest gathering of vendors driving the future of media and entertainment, includes a show floor that has expanded to more than one-million net square-feet of exhibit space with 244 companies exhibiting for the first time.

The exhibition, which opens today at the Las Vegas Convention Center, features new products and next-generation technologies displayed through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations and technology-focused pavilions. NAB Show is the annual conference and expo for professionals who create, manage and distribute entertainment across all platforms. This year’s show will include 244 first-time exhibitors.

“Hitting the one million mark on exhibit floor space is a testament to NAB Show’s continued relevance in an age of rapid advances in technology and change for media and entertainment,” said NAB executive vice-president of conventions and business operations Chris Brown. “Our growth is reflective of NAB Show’s ability to adapt and deliver fresh perspectives on the industry’s most innovative companies and cutting-edge technologies.”

The 2015 NAB Show will comprise 1,700+ companies, including 650 international exhibitors, and some of the world’s leading brands and companies, including Accenture, Amazon Web Services, ATOMOS, Avid, Blackmagic Design, Canon U.S.A. Inc., Cisco, Dell, Deluxe, Dolby Laboratories, Ericsson, Evertz, FUJIFILM North America Corporation- Optical Devices Division, GoPro, Grass Valley (A Belden Brand), Harmonic Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, Imagine Communications, INTEL, JVC, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle | Front Porch Digital, Panasonic System Communications Co., Red Digital Cinema, Ross Video Ltd., Sony Electronics Inc., Toshiba Corp., Verizon and VITEC.

Also on the exhibit floor this year, the SPROCKIT program will once again feature a pavilion showcasing a unique collection of 30 market-ready startup companies positioned to transform the media and entertainment industry. The new Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion, presented in partnership with the Drone Media Group, will be located in the South Upper Hall and will feature dozens of aerial robotics companies, a flying cage, demonstration area and daily sessions. Read More

Mary Ann Meoldy, NAB Show Daily News

SPROCKIT sprang to life at the 2013 NAB Show and tangible results of the program’s success can be found everywhere on the show floor, in meeting rooms across the Las Vegas Convention Center and beyond the doors of the NAB Show.

Led by Harry Glazer, founder and CEO of SPROCKIT, the idea is to help up-and-coming companies partner with “older and wiser” industry entrepreneurs who have developed solutions for current industry trends.

“SPROCKIT participants are hand-selected because they have created a solution or service addressing challenges facing the media and entertainment industry,” Glazer said.

The mutual relationship between participant and sponsor is a win-win for both sides, Glazer said, and often leads to success.

“Leading organizations are looking for innovative technologies to help further their businesses, and emerging companies are looking
for media influencers to partner with,” he said. “SPROCKIT is a way to bring the two together and foster conversations needed to shape the future of the industry.”

A number of corporate members will participate for the first time at this year’s show, including Graham Media Group, Media General,
Meredith, Pearl TV, Raycom Media and the E.W. Scripps Co. They join SPROCKIT corporate member veterans AARP, Comcast, Cox Media, Disney/ABC Television Group, Gannett Broadcasting, Google, Hearst Television and Univision Communications Inc.

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NAB Show, the largest gathering of vendors driving the future of media and entertainment, includes a show floor that has expanded to more than one-million net square-feet of exhibit space with 244 companies exhibiting for the first time.

The exhibition, which opens today at the Las Vegas Convention Center, features new products and next-generation technologies displayed through interactive exhibits, live demonstrations and technology-focused pavilions. NAB Show is the annual conference and expo for professionals who create, manage and distribute entertainment across all platforms. This year’s show will include 244 first-time exhibitors.

“Hitting the one million mark on exhibit floor space is a testament to NAB Show’s continued relevance in an age of rapid advances in technology and change for media and entertainment,” said NAB executive vice-president of conventions and business operations Chris Brown. “Our growth is reflective of NAB Show’s ability to adapt and deliver fresh perspectives on the industry’s most innovative companies and cutting-edge technologies.”

The 2015 NAB Show will comprise 1,700+ companies, including 650 international exhibitors, and some of the world’s leading brands and companies, including Accenture, Amazon Web Services, ATOMOS, Avid, Blackmagic Design, Canon U.S.A. Inc., Cisco, Dell, Deluxe, Dolby Laboratories, Ericsson, Evertz, FUJIFILM North America Corporation- Optical Devices Division, GoPro, Grass Valley (A Belden Brand), Harmonic Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Hitachi, IBM, Imagine Communications, INTEL, JVC, Microsoft Corporation, Oracle | Front Porch Digital, Panasonic System Communications Co., Red Digital Cinema, Ross Video Ltd., Sony Electronics Inc., Toshiba Corp., Verizon and VITEC.

Also on the exhibit floor this year, the SPROCKIT program will once again feature a pavilion showcasing a unique collection of 30 market-ready startup companies positioned to transform the media and entertainment industry. The new Aerial Robotics and Drone Pavilion, presented in partnership with the Drone Media Group, will be located in the South Upper Hall and will feature dozens of aerial robotics companies, a flying cage, demonstration area and daily sessions. Read More

A look at what’s in store at the National Association of Broadcasters Show
With the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show getting underway this weekend (April 11-16) in Las Vegas, among the many anticipated highlights are not only the introduction of breakthrough state-of-the-art (SoA) technologies but also Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler sharing an informed “what’s next” after the FCC’s historic net neutrality decision, Oscar-nominated editor Sandra Adair, ACE, sharing insights into the creative process on the Richard Linklater-directed Boyhood, a look-see at significant startup ventures in the tech sector, and workshops and panels discussing today’s content landscape and the prominent role that over-the-top (OTT) video delivery is playing within it.

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Blame it on the smartphones and the kids for what media experts call the “democratization of content,” a process where content becomes increasingly easier to create and distribute. For media companies this means providing customers with services that enables them to consume content where they want it and when they see fit.

Starting tomorrow in Las Vegas, NAB Show will officially kick off to bring together top media executives and startups founders to discuss issues like advertisingacross platforms and the age of over-the-top content (OTT). According to a report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers, by 2017, the U.S. entertainment andmedia market is expected to account for $632.09 billion in revenue, or 29.4 percent of the worldwide revenue of nearly more than $2.152 trillion dollars. Much of the growth within the industry comes from internet services like Netflix andAmazon. By 2017, OTT  is projected to reach $17.438 billion in revenue, representing growth of 27.2 percent annually.

During NAB Show, there will be various discussions led by corporate members on the latest trends in the market and innovative solutions. Corporate member and industry expert-led panels include: Disney/ABC Television Group on Affiliate Partnerships in OTTFox Networks Group on Bridging the Gap Between Emerging Technology and Media Companies, amongst many others. It will includeTech.Co’s cofounder, Frank Gruber, who will talk about how to grow a successful startup business.

NAB Show will also showcase 30 SPROCKIT startups, each will present their company’s solution in a five minute pitch session, followed by a brief Q&A open to all NAB Show attendees. All attendees are also encouraged to cast their vote for the most outstanding SPROCKIT company online at sprockitglory.com/vote.

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The annual NAB SHOW opens SATURDAY (4/11) in LAS VEGAS, with an expanded show floor of over one million net square feet of exhibit space and 244 companies exhibiting for the first time. Engineering programs will fill the weekend slate, with the exhibit halls and other programs opening MONDAY and running through THURSDAY.

CBS RADIO Alternative KROQ/LOS ANGELES morning team KEVIN AND BEAN will be inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame and syndicated talker and actress MARILU HENNER will give an address at TUESDAY’s Radio Luncheon, which will also include the announcement of winners of the NAB Crystal Radio Awards and the bestowing of the Crystal Heritage Award to LENAWEE BROADCASTING CO. AC WLEN/ADRIAN, MI.

For the first time, the streaming/podcasting NEW MEDIA EXPO (NMX) will be held in conjunction with the NAB SHOW on site at the LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER’s North Hall and the adjacent WESTGATE HOTEL (formerly the LAS VEGAS HILTON and LVH), and the SPROCKIT program showcasing 30 startup companies will be back with a pavilion on the exhibit floor.  Also at the WESTGATE, RAIN SUMMIT LAS VEGAS will precede the NAB SHOW as it does every year with a full day of panels and presentations about streaming and podcasting issues. Read More

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April 9, 2015

— Fox Networks Group, NBCUniversal and Samsung Global Innovation Center join SPROCKIT as new corporate members —

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NAB Show today announced the schedule for the third annual SPROCKIT program. SPROCKITshowcases 30 emerging companies that were hand-selected by industry experts because of their potential to disrupt the media and entertainment industry. SPROCKIT gives startups the opportunity to meet on equal ground with executives at leading media and entertainment companies to discuss new technology or creative solutions to solving the industry’s biggest challenges.

The SPROCKIT Hub (booth# N2530) – a dedicated pavilion at NAB Show featuring current and alumni participants – will host curated panel sessions with current and past SPROCKIT participants, as well as corporate members on issues like advertising across platforms and the age of over-the-top content (OTT). On Wednesday, April 15 at 3:00 p.m., the Hub will also feature a special live interview with reality TV producer Brant Pinvidic where he will sit down with The Hollywood Reporter senior editor Alex Ben Block to discuss entrepreneurship in entertainment and evolving consumer interest in television.

 

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April 2, 2015

— NAB Show Attendees to Vote for Five Most Promising Solutions From Startups in Inaugural Best of SPROCKIT Awards —

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NAB Show organizers today announced the final 10 mobile, video, analytics and social media startups chosen to participate in SPROCKIT 2015. Thirty startups will participate in this year’s SPROCKIT program, which kicks-off at NAB Show in Las Vegas, April 11-16, 2015.

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March 12, 2015

— Emerging Content Management, Media Storage and Cloud Distribution Companies Added to SPROCKIT’s 2015 Program at NAB Show —

WASHINGTON, D.C. — NAB Show organizers today announced the next 10 startups chosen to participate in SPROCKIT 2015. These pioneering companies have been selected by industry leaders to collaborate with and present before influencers and decision makers at this year’s NAB Show, scheduled for April 11-16, 2015 in Las Vegas.

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