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NAB Show surpasses 1,000 exhibitors for the first time

Companies exhibiting for the first time exceeds 140 at the Las Vegas show for cutting-edge tech advancements in media and entertainment

The NAB Show floor will surpass 1,000 exhibitors for the first time in its centennial year, with companies exhibiting for the first time exceeding 140.  The show will feature some of the world’s leading brands and companies, as well as first-time exhibitors and innovation zones showcasing the most cutting-edge technology advancements for media and entertainment. The 2023 NAB Show will run April 15–19 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and is considered the preeminent conference and exhibition driving the evolution of broadcast, media and entertainment.

More than 1,000 companies, including 140+ first-time exhibitors, will debut new products and offer first looks at trailblazing technologies through interactive exhibits and live demonstrations. Exhibitors are expected to occupy more than 575,000 net square feet of exhibits space organised by distinct destinations throughout the LVCC’s North, Central and West halls. Focused on four main verticals associated with the content lifecycle, the destinations and some participating companies include:

Create (North and Central Halls): Adobe Systems, ARRI, Blackmagic Design, Canon, Chyron, Comrex, FOR-A, Grass Valley, Riedel Communications, Ross Video, Sony Electronics and Wheatstone Corporation.

Connect (West Hall): AJA, AT&T, Bitcentral, Harmonic, Intelstat, LTN Global, Nautel, Sencore, Verimatrix, Verizon, Vislink, VizRT and Xperi.

Capitalize (West Hall): Dell, ENCO Systems, Evertz, Planar, RCS and WideOrbit.

Intelligent Content (West Hall): Amagi, Amazon Web Services, MediaKind, Microsoft, Telestream and Veritone.

“Companies, large and small, are turning out en masse to exhibit at NAB Show, including more than a few that skipped last year’s show,” said Chris Brown, NAB executive vice president and managing director of Global Connections and Events. “Exhibit sales are already nearly 20 percent ahead of where we ended up in 2022. This is a testament to the power of trade shows to unite the industry, create connections and generate commerce. We are thrilled to see the tremendous momentum established at the 2022 event translating to healthy growth, excitement and what promises to be an incredible showing of the latest and greatest tech and some of the most influential companies on the planet.”

Other NAB Show floor destinations focus on specific themes and innovations, and include:

The ATSC 3.0 Pavilion will showcase deployments, consumer products and services, and the opportunity for broadcasters as ATSC 3.0 continues its expansion across the U.S. and the world.

CineCentral is a learning lab for Hollywood’s cinematic trends and techniques. Attendees can explore CineLive – the burgeoning cross section of cinematic tools and multicams used to further viewer experiences in live, sports and broadcast programming, in addition to traditional cinematic storytelling techniques.

Futures Park is dedicated to presentation of today’s edge-of-the-art media technologies from research and development facilities around the world. The PILOT booth will showcase an Android Automotive Broadcast Radio Interface as well as ATSC 3.0 technologies including broadcast applications running on commercially available NextGen TV sets.

The Streaming Experience is the largest showcase of its kind with demos of more than 50 streaming video platforms and devices. From smart TVs and streaming boxes to game consoles, attendees can test OTT services side-by-side and get their questions answered.

NAB Show will also feature new Experiential Zones in each exhibit hall – starting and check-in points where attendees can gain valuable insight into broader industry trends. Designed around themes of inspiration, innovation and implementation, Experiential Zones will offer a variety of activities, from free learning sessions to hands-on demos to unique networking opportunities, to prepare attendees before they dive into various exhibits on the show floor.

NAB Show is collaborating with StoryTech to launch three unique attendees tour experiences. Tours explore three central themes: managing data, innovation in virtual production and the evolution of video. Group and individual tours are offered Sunday, April 16 through Tuesday, April 18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.