NABA, NBCU, and MovieLabs produced a study that examines the average luminance of consumer TVs out-of-the-box and with different picture modes in SDR. This preliminary study looks at the deviation from PQ and HLG display standards (EOTF and OOTF). Finally, the study also examines how different picture modes change the image, and establishes a term to identify gamma changes or deviations from the reference tone mappings. LINK TO THE STUDY.


NABA Insights on Hybrid Radio and Metadata for Broadcasters document

The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) is proud to release the NABA Insights on Hybrid Radio and Metadata for Broadcasters document at the NAB Show during the Broadcasters and Hybrid Radio – It’s All About the Metadata session. The document was written by the NABA Radio Committee’s Hybrid Radio and Metadata Working Group.

Read the full press release here.

Read the document here.

Rebecca Hanson Appointed Next NABA Director-General

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.

Read the full Press Release here.

NABA Panel at NAB Show – Broadcasters and Hybrid Radio – it’s All About the Metadata

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.

More information can be found on the NAB Show website.

NABA Recommendations on 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 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.

Click here for more information and to read the full paper.