Borika Vucinic, President of the NABA Board of Directors, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rebecca Hanson as the new Director-General of NABA. Ms. Hanson begins as Director-General designate on April 15th, where she will work alongside NABA’s current Director-General Michael McEwen before taking full responsibility on July 1st. Mr. McEwen will be retiring this summer.
NABA Broadcasters and Hybrid Radio – it’s All About the Metadata Panel at NAB Show
Sunday April 16th, 2023, 10-11AM PT
Las Vegas Convention Center, Room W216-218
A revolution is underway, driven by the connected car and the inclusion of big, bright displays on the vehicle dashboard. Listeners now expect audio services in the car to provide not just great audio, but text and image ancillary information known as metadata. Some radio broadcasters are heeding this call and providing great metadata, but more need to do so.
In this session, a new report from the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) will be introduced, containing valuable information on hybrid radio, metadata, and service providers who are helping broadcasters create a great metadata experience in the car. An expert panel will be present to discuss this report and provide additional information on this important topic.
Moderator: David Layer, Vice-Chair, NABA Radio Committee | Vice-President Advanced Engineering, NAB
Jeff Detweiler, Lead, NABA Radio Committee’s Hybrid Radio and Metadata Working Group | Senior Director, Broadcast Technology, Xperi
Nick Piggott, Project Director, RadioDNS
Laura Ivey, Director of Research, Edison Research
If you are a NABA Member who would like to attend the session, contact the NABA Secretariat for details.
Employee training on how to detect and mitigate cybersecurity threats is critical to the on-going health of the enterprise.
Comprehensive security training and awareness should be undertaken in the enterprise on a reoccurring basis and should include such items like: social engineering testing; simulated phishing attacks; etc. Training should focus on implementing enterprise-wide behavioural change on the part of the employee and should be performed on an on-going, proactive basis.
The NABA-TC Cybersecurity Sub-Committee has published two papers:
WBU Social Engineering Best Practices
Social engineering has become more commonplace in the enterprise and increasingly complex to
address. Cyber criminals have become very adept at manipulating employees into handing over
sensitive or valuable enterprise information.
WBU Cybersecurity Training and Awareness
Employee training on how to detect and mitigate cybersecurity threats is critical to the on-going health of the enterprise. Comprehensive security training and awareness should be undertaken in the enterprise on a reoccurring basis and should include items such as social engineering testing, simulated phishing attacks, etc. Training should focus on implementing enterprise-wide behavioural change on the part of the employee and should be performed on an on-going, proactive basis.
Long-time broadcast veteran Richard Friedel was awarded the NABA International Achievement Award at the NABA Virtual Annual General Meeting on July 20th, 2022. Richard had retired from Fox Television Stations as EVP, Corporate Engineering and as NABA’s President this past January, but remains a close colleague and source of valuable advice for our industry.
The NABA International Achievement Award recognizes a person who has served the broadcasting industry beyond the scope of their professional roles. In particular, it recognizes those that give their time, leadership and talent to create an industry consensus on current critical issues and foster a collegial approach to problem solving, knowledge sharing and common understanding in their own country, region and in global forums. There is no one that has demonstrated these attributes better than Richard.
“Richard’s collaborative approach and his innate belief that broadcasters share many common challenges led to common solutions and practices in one of the most intensely competitive industries in the world,” says Michael McEwen, NABA Director-General. “This is why he is always greeted warmly, and his participation well received by colleagues in Europe, Asia and indeed around the world. A reflection on his success as a NABA leader. The core of NABA’s mission is to provide our community with opportunities to share and solve challenges to the benefit of all in our industry and that core mission is apparent in the way Richard conducts business and defines the person he is.”
Richard has been involved with NABA for more than twenty years and even longer than that with ATSC, has on-going participation at IBC as a member of the IBC Council, was a DPP leadership contributor in the UK, and was always omnipresent at the NAB, all on top of a distinguished career beginning with NBC, ABC/Capital Cities, and then more than twenty-five years with Fox.
“I am really honoured with this recognition. NABA is an important part of my life, but so many people involved in NABA are friends or long-term colleagues of mine and to have you bestow this is all the more meaningful,” Richard said upon receiving the award. “I’ve always believed in collaboration because we can get more done and do it better as a diverse group. I want to encourage everyone to continue doing that. Think about how great a career we have. We entertain, educate and inform literally hundreds of millions of people. What could be a better purpose? Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”