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NAB Show: Past, Present, and (Very Near!) Future


The 2022 NAB Show is just around the corner. And this year? It’s IN-PERSON at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The Cinedeck team is ecstatic to see show attendees from all over the world at this exciting event. From April 23rd to the 27th, you can catch us at Booth N5016. Better yet, you can book a meeting with us here. In anticipation of this wonderful occasion, let’s take a look back at the history of the NAB Show.

The Beginning

While the National Association of Broadcasters hosted their first convention way back in 1923 in New York City, the NAB Show that we know and love today really got its start in 1991, when Las Vegas became its permanent home. The show that year had 51,000 attendees.

A short 6 years later, attendance had already grown to more than 100,000 people. In 2000, exhibits consumed more than a million net square feet in Las Vegas. This meteoric rise in popularity wasn’t only attracting broadcasters and broadcast technology companies, but technology companies in countless verticals, with ties to the entertainment industry.

Game Changing Tech Starts at NAB

Since 2007, NAB’s tagline has been “Where Content Comes to Life.” This was overdue, as some of the broadcasting world’s most significant technological developments “came to life” at NAB. Just two years before today’s streaming giant Netflix started doing business, streaming video technology was introduced at the 1995 NAB Show. The next year, High Definition Television, or HDTV as we know it today, was introduced to the world.

The 1998 NAB Show is probably the most historically significant to our team here at Cinedeck. Non-linear editing software hit the scene with Apple’s Final Cut Pro being introduced at the show. NLEs changed the world of post-production forever, and opened the door for technologies like the Cinedeck and cineXtools to follow.

2022 NAB Show: We’ll See You There!

For almost 100 years, NAB has grown and grown. While it is named after the National Association of Broadcasters, attendees at the 2022 NAB Show will include broadcasting technology experts, editors, performers, engineers, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. In addition to the countless exhibitors who will be showing off their latest tech, you can catch guest speakers like Bryon Allen, Jim Gaffigan, Carla Tallo, Carly Zipp, and many more.

At Booth N5016, Cinedeck will be showcasing our latest tech. Book your meeting with our team today!