Empire State Building Broadcasting Featured at 2014 NAB Show

  Empire State Building Broadcasting Featured at 2014 NAB Show

2014 NAB Show

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- April 7, 2014

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.

Panelists include:

  *Rob Bertrand, Chief Engineer - NY, CBS Radio
  *Kevin Fisher, President, Smith & Fisher
  *Doug Lung, VP of Technology, NBC Owned Stations, NBC Universal
  *Shane O’Donoghue, Director of Broadcasting, Empire State Realty
    Trust/Empire State Building
  *Tim Redmond, VP Engineering and Operations FOX Television Stations
  *Moderator: Peggy Miles, President, InterVox Communications

Empire State Building Broadcasting Case Study White Paper:

http://www.esbnyc.com/documents/broadcasting/esb_broadcasting_case_study.pdf

About Empire State Building Broadcasting

Empire State Building (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.

Forward-Looking Statements

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results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or
contemplated in the forward-looking statements: the factors included in the
Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2013,
including those set forth under the headings "Risk Factors," "Management's
Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and
"Business and Properties." While forward-looking statements reflect the
Company's good faith beliefs, they are not guarantees of future performance.
The Company disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any
forward-looking statement to reflect changes in underlying assumptions or
factors, of new information, data or methods, future events or other changes
after the date of this press release, except as required by applicable law.
For a further discussion of these and other factors that could impact the
Company's future results, performance or transactions, see the section
entitled “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the
year ended December 31, 2013, and other risks described in documents
subsequently filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. Prospective investors should not place undue reliance on
any forward-looking statements, which are based only on information currently
available to the Company (or to third parties making the forward-looking
statements).

Contact:

For information on the NAB panel session:
Peggy Miles
Moderator
pmiles@Intervox.com
or
For media inquiries:
Edelman
Matthew Frappier, 212-277-3786
matthew.frappier@edelman.com
 
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