Empire State Building Broadcasting Featured at 2014 NAB Show

April 7, 2014


New York, NY (April 4, 2014) – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. will present an innovative case study on Broadcasting at the Empire State Building (ESB) as a featured presentation at the 2014 NAB Show.

On April 7, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (PT), a panel/session entitled "Building for the Future of Over-The-Air Broadcasting" will include top broadcast radio and television chief engineers and technology experts from CBS, FOX and NBC who will share their challenges, strategies and plans. Topics include managing technological change; government and legal policies (FCC Spectrum repacking); and working with management, employees and vendors to blend the digital, over-the-air, wired and wireless, ecosystem of broadcasting. The session will focus on the New York market as an example to other broadcasters, for managing the largest over-the-air broadcasting transmission facility in the United States. The session will include an overview of the Empire State Building broadcasting facility in New York that is home to 19 FM radio stations, 15 television stations, and city, federal and commercial communication services. Broadcast stations have continually operated from ESB for the past 83 years. It is the birthplace for the first experimental TV broadcasts, the FM experimental broadcasts and now a showcase of today's digital media transformation. The panel/session is open to all NAB show attendees and will take place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S224.

Panelists include:

  • Rob Bertrand, Chief Engineer - NY, CBS Radio
  • Kevin Fisher, President, Smith & Fisher
  • Doug Lung, VP of Technology, NBC Owned Stations, NBC Universal
  • Shane O''Donoghue, Director of Broadcasting, Empire State Realty Trust/Empire State Building
  • Tim Redmond, VP Engineering and Operations FOX Television Stations
  • Moderator: Peggy Miles, President, InterVox Communications

    Empire State Building Broadcasting Case Study White Paper



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