Checking out the best--and the worst--of last week's NAB show

The annual NAB show offers a clear look into the inner workings of the pay, broadcast and over-the-top TV market--and this year's show in Las Vegas was no different. Indeed, this year's event drew more than 103,000 attendees, surpassing last year's almost 98,000. Nearly 26,500 attendees were from outside the U.S., representing 164 countries. Nearly 1,800 exhibitors stretched across the Las Vegas Convention Center, taking up over a million square feet of exhibit space.

But what was the big news from the show? As FierceOnlineVideo Editor Samantha Bookman points out, Imagine Communications' deal with Disney/ABC Television Group stood out as an indication of the show in broadcasters' workflow into a cloud environment.

Another major topic was the FCC's upcoming 600 MHz incentive spectrum auction for TV broadcasters, an issue that pitted NAB President Gordon Smith against FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler. Both are hoping the auction plays into their respective goals.

For more on the NAB show, check out Bookman's summary.

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