The Western Association of Broadcast Engineers (WABE) has opened online delegate registration for its 72nd Annual Convention, Oct. 4-5, at the Calgary Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre. The two-day event will include paper presentations and access to the exhibit hall on both days. View the convention schedule here. Speakers will include Nauzanin Knight on building inclusive networks in the film and TV industry; and Kirk Nesbit, who will speak on next generation TV and radio advancements; in addition to a panel discussion on ATSC 3.0 and dashboard training from Ross. WABE is continuing to accept nominations for its awards program until Aug. 26. The early bird delegate registration fee of $275 is available until Sept. 2. Find more info about hotel and travel discounts here.
Firstlight Media has announced it has been named a finalist for the Media & Communications 2022 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognize Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services, and devices during the past year. Honorees were chosen from more than 3,900 submitted nominations from more than 100 countries worldwide. Firstlight Media was recognized for providing outstanding solutions and services in Media & Communications. The company says Rogers Sports & Media’s Sportsnet SN NOW video streaming service is using Firstlight’s cloud-based platform, running on Microsoft Azure, to achieve unprecedented agility and scalability.