This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

The Future of Media

LAS VEGAS -- When I want to get a feel for the future of media -- the real future, not the overhyped, venture-capital-backed dreamland that clutters much of the consumer tech world -- I like to hit the National Association of Broadcasters show that finished up here last week.

The NAB show is nominally a trade-only event for the broadcast TV and radio industry.

Programmers such as News Corp's (NWS - Get Report) FoxSports come here to inspect, say, the spankin' new video production trucks they've just leased. Big-iron television and radio equipment vendors such as Sony (SNE - Get Report), Toshiba, Chyron, SES Americom, Snell & Wilcox and more come here to schmooze their programmer clients. Industry heavyweights walk the halls. I hung out with everybody from the owner of the New England Patriots to the head of engineering for WOR radio in New York City.

And since today's media business has spread to cable, satellite and even consumers -- we all can make hits on YouTube -- the NAB now covers the entire media world: Apple (AAPL - Get Report) was here with a big demonstration of its new desktop production tools. Media start-ups such as Maximum Throughput and Whiteblox were here at the show. Even Google (GOOG - Get Report) sent CEO Eric Schmidt for a keynote chat.

Though it's mostly trade-only here at the NAB, if you squint a bit -- you know, use your imagination -- you can see the future of media in these halls. The deals that get done here at this year's NAB will be tomorrow's programming, content and production techniques.

Here then, are my picks of the "Best of Yet to Come" in broadcasting and media.

1 of 3

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG
AAPL $125.80 -2.25%
GOOG $531.81 -1.70%
HRS $79.31 -1.40%
NWS $15.92 -0.93%
SNE $30.34 -2.60%

Markets

DOW 17,928.20 -142.20 -0.79%
S&P 500 2,089.46 -25.03 -1.18%
NASDAQ 4,939.3270 -77.6020 -1.55%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs