NAB 2017: Attendance Surpasses 103,000

And other news briefs from this week’s event in Las Vegas
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Here’s another batch of news from this week’s NAB Show in Las Vegas.

Full Coverage of NAB 2017

-The National Association of Broadcasters announced preliminary registered attendance of 103,443 for this year’s show, noting that the event featured 1,806 companies spanning 1,091,792 net square feet of exhibit space. NAB said the show hosted 26,714 international attendees, with 161 countries represented, and 1,518 members of the news media.

-Comcast Technology Solutions has unveiled Linear Rights Metadata Management (LRM), a product focused on easing the complexity of the accurate delivery, entitlement and representation of content across mobile screens and live multichannel broadcasts. LRM utilizes SCTE 224 (the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers’ event scheduling and notification interface).

-Arris has introduced two satellite receiver platforms – the DSR-7412 Integrated Receiver/Transcoder and the DSR-4470 Integrated Receiver/Decoder. Both feature HEVC UHD/4K decoding and DVB-S2X demodulation capabilities, the company said. Among the duo, he DSR-7412 supports up to 12 channels of HEVC, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 video compression inputs.

-TiVo said Turner will use its studio, broadcast and network metadata packages to manage Turner’s electronic programming guide needs for 44 channels serving the EMEA region.

-Qello has forged a partnership with Nokia to be the monetization platform for vR content created with Nokia’s OZO camera, OZO LIVE and on-demand.

-The Weather Company, a unit of IBM Business, has introduced enhancements to its Max Engage solution for news stations that integrate IBM Watson A.I. technology. The enhancements will enable broadcasters to deliver personalized digital content to audiences without burdening news station staff, the company said.

More to come…