Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT), will present an innovative
case study on Broadcasting at the Empire State Building (ESB) as
a featured presentation and paper at the National Association of
Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcasting Engineering Conference on Advanced Media
Technologies on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1:00-1:20 p.m. (PT) at
the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S225. Shane O'Donoghue, Director
of Broadcasting for ESB, will showcase the transformation of
broadcasting at the building from 1931, up to today's sophisticated
mission-critical broadcast communications.
On Monday, April 7, 2014, 3:30-5:30 p.m. (PT), a panel/session
entitled "Building for the Future of Over-The-Air Broadcasting"
will include top broadcast radio and television chief engineers and
technology experts from CBS, FOX and NBC who will share their
challenges, strategies and plans. Topics include managing technological
change; government and legal policies (FCC Spectrum repacking); and
working with management, employees and vendors to blend the digital,
over-the-air, wired and wireless, ecosystem of broadcasting. The session
will focus on the New York market as an example to other broadcasters,
for managing the largest over-the-air broadcasting transmission facility
in the United States. The session will include an overview of the Empire
State Building broadcasting facility in New York-the #1 U.S. broadcast
market-that is home to 19 FM radio stations, 15 television stations, and
city, federal and commercial communication services. Broadcast stations
have continually operated from ESB for the past 83 years. It is the
birthplace for the first experimental TV broadcasts, the FM experimental
broadcasts and now a showcase of today's digital media transformation.
The panel/session is open to all NAB show attendees and will take place
at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S224.
Empire State Building Broadcasting Case Study White Paper:
About Empire State Building Broadcasting
Empire StateBuilding (ESB) Broadcasting remains at the center of the
New York Tri-State Region's broadcasting operations. ESB's central
location and strengthened technological backbone allows delivery of
over-the-air broadcast signals to the entire designated market area.
ESB's rebuilt telecommunications infrastructure provides broadcasters
and the entire building with a state-of-the-art communications backbone
with redundancies to assure the most robust and reliable communications
systems anywhere. ESB offers combiner and transmitter rooms and
communications facilities to accommodate all needs including endless
combinations of setback space, offering multiple antennae location
options for various broadcasting needs. ESB is a state-of-the-art
physical plant from its comprehensive power distribution and RF
Monitoring System to work safety and security protocols, ensuring the
highest level of service to our broadcasting and telecommunications
clients. Details at http://www.esbnyc.com/broadcasting.asp.
About the NAB Show
The NAB Show, held April 5-10, 2014 in Las Vegas, is the world's largest
electronic media show covering filmed entertainment and the development,
management and delivery of content across all mediums. With more than
93,000 attendees from 156 countries and 1,550+ exhibitors, NAB Show is
the ultimate marketplace for digital media and entertainment. From
creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless
nationalities, NAB Show is home to the solutions that transcend
traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in
new ways. www.nabshow.com.
About the National Association of Broadcasters
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) is the premier advocacy
association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and
television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs.
Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to
best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new
opportunities in the digital age. www.nab.org.
About Empire State Realty Trust
Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT), a leading real estate
investment trust (REIT), owns, manages, operates, acquires and
repositions office and retail properties in Manhattan and the greater
New York metropolitan area, including the Empire State Building, the
world's most famous office building. Headquartered in New York, New
York, the Company's office and retail portfolio covers 8.4 million
rentable square feet, as of December 31, 2013, consisting of 7.7 million
rentable square feet in 12 office properties, including seven in
Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester
County, New York; and approximately 623,000 rentable square feet in the
retail portfolio. The Company also owns land at the Stamford,
Connecticut Transportation Center that supports the development of an
approximately 380,000 rentable square foot office building and garage
and has an option to acquire two additional Manhattan office properties
encompassing approximately 1.5 million rentable square feet of office
space and over 150,000 rentable square feet of retail space at the base
of the buildings.
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