NAB Labs

Kelly Williams provides 2015 GABCON attendees a glimpse into the future of television.

Kelly Williams walks this year's GABCON attendees through the NAB Labs Next-Generation Hybrid TV Demonstration.

Gordon Smith participates in the Industry Leadership Roundtable Future of Television at the 2015 ATSC Broadcast Television Conference.

NAB CEO Gordon Smith participates in the Industry Leadership Roundtable Future of Television at the 2015 ATSC Broadcast Television Conference with panelists Michael Powell of NCTA and Gary Shapiro of CEA.

NAB Labs radio test bed

Dan Ryson (right) and Mike Rhodes (left), broadcast consulting engineers with Cavell, Mertz & Associates, Manassas, VA, fire up the NAB Labs radio test bed to begin the phase 2 co-channel lab testing of all-digital AM radio signals.

Sam Matheny delivering the 2015 Broadcast Engineering Conference Keynote.

NAB CTO & EVP Sam Matheny delivers the Broadcast Engineering Conference Keynote at the 2015 NAB Show.

Lynn CLaudy at the World Media Forum in Seoul South Korea.

Lynn Claudy (second from right) with (left to right) session moderator and representatives from BBC, Netflix, EBU and KOBETA (Korea Broadcasting Engineers and Technicians Association) at the World Media Forum held in Seoul, Korea on May 19.

David Layer with Jose Ribas at the 2015 Puerto Rico Radio Shows

David Layer with Jose Ribas, Executive Director of the Puerto Rico Broadcasters Assocation at the 2015 Puerto Rico Radio Show.

FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mike O'Rielly at the NAB Labs Next Generation Hyrid TV Booth at the 2015 Futures Park.

FCC Commissioners Ajit Pai and Mike O’Rielly visit the NAB Labs booth with NAB’s Sam Matheny and Skip Pizzi to catch a glimpse of the Next-Generation Hybrid TV Demonstration.

Created in 2012, NAB Labs is an initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) to foster innovation and continue to propel broadcast television and radio into the future.

NAB Labs provides a platform for innovation, a venue for forging partnerships and testing new technology and educational events to create awareness about over-the-air radio and television technology initiatives.

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Engaging TV Audience with Social Media: Statistics and Opportunities

Studies show that TV audience’s size and engagement are highly correlated with the audience’s social media activities about the show. Recent data also shows that time shifted viewing...

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An Exciting Future for Radio

It’s not too often that the radio industry gets to focus on new technologies. Recently we have seen some big changes in the way consumers enjoy radio and their...

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All-digital AM Radio Testing

NAB Labs is engaged in an all-digital AM IBOC test project with the goal of fully developing a performance record of operation in this mode. Deployment of all-digital IBOC services would require a change to the FCC rules, but to-date very little technical information on all-digital operation has been entered into the public record which is an impediment to FCC action in this regard.


FM Radio in Smartphones

More than 240 million Americans rely on free, local radio each week for news, emergency information, music, sports and talk but only a small percentage of phones on the market in the U.S. today offer free, local radio as a feature.



September 30-October 2, 2015 | Atlanta, Georgia


2015 NAB Small Market Television Exchange

October 9 – 10, 2015 | Austin, TX