Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 18:30 to 21:00
Location: 
Middle East Broadcasting Network (MBN)
7600 Boston Blvd., Suite D
22153 Springfield, VA
United States
Event Details: 

DATE:
Thursday, March 21, 2019

TIME:
6:30-7:00 pm Social & Networking (Food & Beverages provided by SMPTE-DC)
7:00-8:30 pm Presentation
8:30-9:00 pm Facility tour

LOCATION:
Middle East Broadcasting Network
7600 Boston Blvd., Suite D
Springfield, VA 22153

PRESENTERS:
Michael Marno, MBN Vice President of Broadcast Operations
Nart Bouran, MBN Sr. Vice President of News, Programming and Transformation
Nkwenten Ejedepang-Koge, MBN Director of Engineering and IT
Dennis Baltimore, MBN Director of Network Operations
Muriel Jubar, MBN Director of News Operations
Fadi Izzaldin, MBN Director of Creative Services

 

PROGRAM:
MBN Migration to IP Studio and Media Workflow

MBN will offer a look behind the scenes of their new and innovative IP studio and walk through their media workflow setup. Hear from a variety of decision-makers and implementers on why and how MBN chose this path and how it has created value and made their operations more efficient.

After the meeting/presentation a tour ​of Alhurra ​will be provided.

MBN is an Arabic-language news organization with a weekly audience of more than 25.7 million people in 22 countries in the Middle East and North Africa, countries Freedom House deemed “not free” or “partly free” in 2017.

 

REGISTRATION:
Please register for this event by clicking here.
It is very imporant that your RSVP for this event.  MBN's security needs all of the names before the event ( a walk-in or two is OK). 
Everyone must bring a driver's license or passport for ID and will need to go through security.  No one will be allowed into the building without one.

 

DIRECTIONS TO ALHURRA TELEVISION:

From Washington DC

Take 395 South
Pass the Beltway (Continue onto 95 South towards Richmond)
Take Exit 167- Backlick Road/Fullerton Road
Make a right at the first light onto Fullerton Road
Make a left at the second light onto Boston Blvd

Alhurra is on the right hand side at 7600 Boston Blvd Suite D. 

 

From the Beltway

Head south towards Richmond
Take the Exit for 95 South (again towards Richmond)
Take Exit 167- Backlick Road/Fullerton Road
Make a right at the first light onto Fullerton Road
Make a left at the second light onto Boston Blvd

Alhurra is on the right hand side at 7600 Boston Blvd Suite D. 

 

From the South

Take 95 North towards Washington
Take Exit 166B—Fairfax County Parkway   Backlick Rd./Fullerton Rd. Exit
Immediately following the exit ramp bear to the left when the road splits
Take the exit for Boudinot Drive (it is the first exit after the split)
At the end of the ramp at the light make a right onto Fullerton Road
Make a left at the first light onto Boston Blvd.

Alhurra is on the right hand side at 7600 Boston Blvd Suite D. 

 

If you are taking the Metro:

Take the Blue line to the Franconia-Springfield station (it is the last stop on the Blue line).
Come out on the ground level and you will need to cross the road (it is a drop-off area) to the garage. That is where all of the taxis are waiting.
Our address for the taxi driver is 7600 Boston Blvd. (If the driver is not familiar with the address, tell them it is the same road as Costco)
We are at the end of Boston Blvd. on the right hand side of the street…7600 Boston Blvd. Suite D

 

Parking

Parking is limited at Alhurra
Additional parking is available in the back

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