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The Broadcast Bridge: Celebrating BEITC

Broadcast Engineering & IT Conference (BEITC) presentations reveal the technical details of advanced trends and technologies to broadcast engineers and technicians, media technology managers, contract engineers, broadcast equipment manufacturers and distributors, engineering consultants and R&D engineers.

This recent feature story from The Broadcast Bridge highlights the history and influence of the BEIT Conference.


When most people in the broadcast industry think of NAB Shows, they usually don’t think of the on-site technical conferences and training concurrent to the world-famous NAB Show exhibits. Most people visit to be dazzled by new products and see old friends. Some have immediate business needs and budgets ready to spend. Others are assessing and developing next year’s Capex budgets. The most serious engineers and technicians will be at the Broadcast Engineering & IT Conference. They want to learn about the latest trends and technologies from the experts who invent, design, build, test, and implement new broadcast technologies and workflow strategies.

The NAB Show Broadcast Engineering & IT Conference will offer forward-focused insights into the technical issues, challenges and opportunities affecting the future of content delivery ecosystems. Produced in partnership with the Society of Broadcast Engineers, the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and the North American Broadcasters Association, the conference will run April 15–18, 2023.

The West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center will be home to NAB Show’s new “Broadcast District,” a destination for radio and television broadcasters offering premium educational sessions, networking, and special events. The show floor features a dynamic marketplace showcasing next generation technologies, services, and solutions to move the broadcast industry into its future. All BEITC sessions will be in the new “Broadcast District.”

“The BEIT Conference is the place for media professionals to discover the latest breakthroughs helping to make the content pipeline more effective, efficient and expedient. We are looking forward to an impressive lineup of presentations at NAB Show that will provide our community with real-world insights into keeping pace with the rapid evolution in how content gets delivered.”

— Sam Matheny, NAB EVP Technology & Chief Technology Officer

BEITC Growth

The Broadcast Bridge recently discussed NAB’s 100th Anniversary and the upcoming 2023 BEITC with Tariq Mondal, Vice President, Advanced Technology at NAB. Some important information shared is that more than one thousand 2023 NAB exhibitors, including more than 140 first-time exhibitors have signed on and there are also more than 50 BEITC sessions and events. The BEITC sessions begin on Saturday, April 15, the day before 2023 NAB Show exhibits open. Sessions run daily through Tuesday, April 18.

“The primary tracks are ATSC 3.0, cloud technologies, internet, streaming and network management. Industry experts on the BEITC committee designed the topics. A group of 10 broadcast engineering leaders graded the proposals and selected the best ones for our program.”

— Tariq Mondal, Vice President, Advanced Technology at NAB

BEITC Benefits

Talk in the exhibits is about features, advantages, benefits, needs, and budgets. Talk in BEITC Sessions is about engineering solutions, how systems work together, what should be monitored, why gear is designed as it is, and what technologies appear to be on the horizon.

Half the benefits of visiting NAB exhibits and BEITC Sessions are listening to the questions other people ask, and how the experts respond. It can be interesting to hear an expert try to explain and interpret critical engineering details to creative visionaries, and rewarding to see when everyone gets it. Common questions among TV engineers often embody how each station and facility seeks to achieve TV success with different systems and workflows.

One of the leading benefits BEITC and the NAB Show offers is networking. The events provide a chance to hear and meet TV engineering peers and industry leaders, all talking about essentially the same topics under the same metaphoric roof for five days. It’s also a chance to hear other engineers’ opinions of equipment and brands, and how they resolve technical issues at their facilities. When asked, many engineers will gladly share what gear they use and how well they like it.

Best of all, the BEITC is a rare opportunity to learn valuable technical information from the industry’s leading TV engineering experts, meet them, and gather their business cards for future reference. Some of the most well-known industry experts are not always easy to find contact information about on the internet.

About The Broadcast Bridge

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