NewTek’s Seventh Annual Broadcast Minds at NAB 2016 Puts Focus on IP Technology

SAN ANTONIO – March 28, 2016 – NewTek™ today announced that Broadcast Minds™, the go-to panel at NAB providing insight from leading voices in the modern digital landscape on the future of broadcast and video communications, is returning for its seventh year at the NAB Show. 

This year’s event will feature dialogue between experts from industry leading companies including Turner Sports, NBA Entertainment, Simplynew and NewTek. The discussion will be held on Monday, April 18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center X Hall Room S222. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., PDT and the panel discussion will start at 5:00 p.m.

Jim Louderback, editorial director at Vidcon, brand strategist at Wochit, and venture partner at Social Starts, will lead the following panel of experts in a dialog that starts with today’s IP technology and peers into the future of this progressive shift in live production:

- Tom Sahara, vice president of Operations and Technology, Turner Sports

- Steve Hellmuth, executive vice president, Media Operations and Technology, NBA Entertainment

- Marc Scarpa, founder and executive producer/director, Simplynew

- Andrew Cross, president and CTO, NewTek

“This year Broadcast Minds will explore IP-based video production, the biggest change in the industry since the transition to file-based workflows,” said Philip Nelson, chief relationship officer for NewTek. “During Broadcast Minds, you will learn from the big thinkers who are leading the charge into the new world of IP video.”

The Broadcast Minds event at the 2016 NAB Show is open to all registered attendees. Those unable to attend can register to watch a live stream of the discussion. Join the conversation at #broadcastminds.

Now in its seventh year, Broadcast Minds has established itself as a valuable resource and inspiration for not only the broadcast industry, but also new audiences interested in producing professional video.

Former Broadcast Minds panel participants include Robert Scoble of Rackspace; Sterling Proffer, VICE Media; Tom Green, actor and comedian; Criss Angel, executive producer and director; Cali Lewis, host of GeekBeat TV; Norm MacDonald, writer and producer; Kevin Pollack, award-winning actor and comedian, Jeff Jacobs, MTV/Viacom Music Group; Bill Chapman, Turner Studios; Jeff Hawley, Yamaha Corporation of America; Adam Carolla, award-winning actor and comedian; Mark Fratto, St. John’s University; Peter Himmelman, GRAMMY-nominated musician; Sean Smith, NBA D-League; and Don Sperling, New York Giants.

About NewTek

NewTek is transforming the way people create network-style television content and share it with the world. From sporting events, Web-based talk shows, live entertainment, classrooms, and corporate communications—to virtually any venue where people want to capture and publish live video, we give our customers the power to grow their audiences, brands and businesses, faster than ever before.

Clients include: New York Giants, NBA Development League, Fox News, BBC, NHL, Nickelodeon, CBS Radio, ESPN Radio, Fox Sports, MTV, TWiT.TV, USA TODAY, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and more than 80% of the U.S. Fortune 100.

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