Date: April 19-21, 2017
Location: Caesars Place, Las Vegas
About the event: The PBS TechCon has a rich, nearly 40-year history as a key educational event for anyone in public media who works in technology. Evolving with the industry, the conference brings together Broadcast Engineering, Digital Products, Information Technology, Operations, and Traffic sessions and discussions for attendees. Presentations from stations, vendors, national public media organizations, academics and thought leaders from across the non-commercial and commercial sectors make TechCon a varied and powerful event for learning, brainstorming and collaboration.

Event website: http://www.pbstechconference.org

BroadStream Participation:

Event Sponsor
BroadStream is proud to continue its support of PBS and the educational mission of the PBS TechCon. BroadStream will also be exhibiting its latest offerings at the PBS TechCon including UHD and virtualized playout.

Presentation
BroadStream’s VP of Technology, Peter Wharton, will again be delivering a presentation at the PBS TechCon. His paper for the PBS TechCon17 is titled “How ATSC 3.0 and Centralization in the Cloud Will Enable the Next Generation of Playout” and will discuss the opportunities and challenges that PBS stations will have as ATSC 3.0 and cloud playout technologies mature. This presentation will discuss the benefits of cloud playout and the implementation philosophies that will define best practices. It will also look at the new opportunities that ATSC 3.0 creates for broadcasters and how these will demand a more flexible and scalable architecture than stations have previously utilized. This presentation is currently scheduled in the program for Friday, April 21st at 1:30 PM at the PBS TechCon.

BroadStream Contact:
Peter Wharton
VP Technology
peter.wharton@broadstream.com