SMPTE DC Section September 2012 Meeting

Event Type: 
Section Meeting
Event Date: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 19:00 to 21:00
NAB Headquarters 20036 Washington, DC
United States
Event Details: 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

7:00 pm Social, networking and refreshments  (Chesapeake Systems)
7:30 pm Presentation

NAB Headquarters
1771 N Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036

What You Need to Know About "Over-the-Top" Broadcasting


Nick Gold, Chesapeake Systems


OTT refers to the delivery of video content over the internet to viewers who can access that content on a wide range of devices including computers, tablets, smartphones and internet video set-top boxes.  Examples of Over-the-Top content providers include YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, and Revision3.

Chesapeake Systems is a Baltimore-based systems integrator that works with both traditional broadcasters and Over-the-Top content providers. The company has observed how today's viewing audience is increasingly accessing programming through Over-the-Top distribution.  Nick Gold, Director of Business Development for Chesapeake, believes traditional broadcasters need to have a presence in Over-the-Top content delivery if they are to grow. The very definition of "television"
and "broadcasting" is changing dramatically, this is a pivotal and unstoppable transition that we must grapple with.  Nick also sees an opportunity for SMPTE to extend its appeal to a new generation of IT-centric broadcast engineers.


The NAB building is at the junction of N Street, 18th Street and Connecticut Avenue, just south of Dupont Circle.  There is street and garage parking on many blocks in the vicinity - check signs and meters for hours!  The closest Metro stops are Dupont Circle (Red line - two blocks) and Farragut West (Orange/Blue lines - four blocks).