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The SATCON Stage includes two full days of curated content designed in conjunction with satellite professionals on the NAB Show New York Advisory Board. With a refocused aim this year to capture the biggest stories in the satellite space that impact today’s broadcast and media professionals, SATCON fully complements the overall NAB Show New York experience. 


Access to the SATCON stage is included with the Core Package. See Registration Packages for additional information and to register.

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Session Schedule

Wednesday, November 9

Basics of Satellite Communications for the Broadcast Industry

Wednesday, November 9 | 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

This two-part seminar is designed for broadcast professionals who need an introduction to satellite communications. 

Part 2 covers the following:
*Applications for communications satellites in the broadcast industry, including content delivery to terrestrial head end sites, the home, mobile devices, and from satellite news gathering sites. 
*A discussion on new satellite technology trends including the role of high throughput satellites (HTS) in the broadcast industry.

Keynote: The Evolution of Satellite Technology - Meeting Tomorrow’s Broadcasters’ Needs

Wednesday, November 9 | 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

For 40 years, satellites have been the dominant transmission medium for television distribution - delivering content to cable headends, local television stations and direct-to-home - and ultimately to the consumer's television set. Broadcasters and content providers are now reaching viewers on many different devices and using a variety of platforms. The needs of broadcasters and content distributors are changing, as viewing habits are changing. This session will examine those changes from the perspective of the broadcaster, the satellite operator and the satellite manufacturer. The panel of experts will discuss new satellite technologies that are being designed to meet those changing needs and expand the role of satellites in content delivery.

Revolutionary Features for Digital Broadcast Satellites Sponsored By Boeing

Wednesday, November 9 | 12:30 - 1 p.m.

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Satellites, Teleports and the Cloud

Wednesday, November 9 | 1:30 - 2:10 p.m.

The amount of linear television streamed over the Internet has grown dramatically over the past few years and no one believes that the trend will not continue going forward. However, for the big cable networks, the revenue generated by linear television delivered via traditional satellite and cable still dwarfs that generated over the Internet. At the same time the ready availability of virtualized cloud based compute capability has signaled the start of a revolution in the way linear television is created and delivered to the masses. This panel will discuss the end-to-end workflow of linear television and how satellites, teleports and the cloud can be combined in future to deliver an optimized workflow that plays to the strengths of each, delivering enhanced experiences for consumers whilst at the same time maximizing profitability for both the content providers and their distributors.

How Satellites are Changing Air Travel: Perspectives from a Leading Commercial Aviation Inflight Service Provider

Wednesday, November 9 | 2:30 - 3 p.m.

This session features an interview with several representatives of a leading international commercial airline. Discussion will focus on the competing content and connectivity demands of passenger services, aircraft operations and cockpit crew. Issues to be explored include content delivery and rights, safety services in flight, and the connected aircraft. Mobility innovations and position navigation will also be discussed.  

Produced in partnership with the Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA)

Downstream Impacts of HTS Technology

Wednesday, November 9 | 3:30 - 4:10 p.m.

High throughput satellite ("HTS") technology is dramatically lowering the cost of satellite broadband capacity. In the US, HTS consumer data prices have reached LTE data price points and promising to go lower. Similar HTS systems are being rapidly deployed globally, potentially enabling satellite to compete with terrestrial services in mainstream markets. Meanwhile, formerly under served niches markets may soon have service rivaling developed areas. How will the advent of significantly lower satellite bandwidth prices impact the greater communications ecosystem and video distribution? Will flat panel technology be a game changer for consumer applications? HTS role in OTT video distribution?

TV Distribution Evolution: Using Today's Workflows to Provide Linear to OTT and Live to VOD Feeds Sponsored By Crystal

Wednesday, November 9 | 4:30 - 5 p.m.

Produced in partnership with 


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