This doesn’t come as a surprise with the big three Japanese companies and Blackmagic Design not attending.

Statement From NAB

For more than a year we have worked tirelessly to bring our industry together safely in Las Vegas at NAB Show. Unfortunately, the pandemic and surge of the Delta variant has presented unexpected and insurmountable challenges for our global community.

As we have always kept the best interest and safety of the industry as our priority, it has become apparent in the face of these challenges that we can no longer effectively host NAB Show or our co-located events, the Radio Show and Sales and Management Television Exchange, in person.

NAB Show is the premiere destination for the media and entertainment industry and we will not move forward with a show that delivers anything less than the excellence our community has come to expect and deserves from us.

While we are disappointed that we will not be together again in person next month, we look forward to converging in Las Vegas at the 2022 NAB Show, April 23-27, 2022, to reignite our passion for our business and focus on a bright future ahead.

Stay tuned for details regarding virtual options for accessing select 2021 NAB Show content through NAB Amplify.

NAB Show

NAB is a big show that has much more than just new gear on display. Broadcast stations plan big meetings around the show, and they have a lot of training classes as well. It is a bummer but also inevitable.

So far, Cine Gear is still scheduled to go on. It’s a much smaller show and will have strict Covid guidelines to attend, such as proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test before entry. You won’t be able to touch any gear.

As for NAB, they are scheduled for April 23-27, 2021. That is seven months from now. Hopefully, things will change, and the Delta variant is the issue right now for the most part.