April 14, 2016

Empire State Building Broadcasting Featured at 2016 NAB Show

Empire State Building Broadcasting Featured at 2016 NAB Show

NEW YORK CITY, April 14, 2016 – Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:ESRT) will participate in a featured presentation at the NAB Show Broadcasting Engineering Conference on Tuesday, April 19th, 2016, 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. PT at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Room S228. Shane O’Donoghue, Director of Broadcasting for Empire State Building, will speak on the Consequences of the Incentive Auction for Broadcasters as part of a planning and problem-solving expert panel. Plans are underway to successfully manage the FCC’s 39-month time period allotted for broadcasters to transition their services to assure uninterrupted service to the sophisticated, mission-critical broadcast communications of the 14 TV stations and 19 FM radio stations broadcasting from the Empire State Building.

The panel includes broadcast technology, legal and regulatory experts who will address spectrum repacking challenges, reimbursement issues and resource allocation.

Mr. O’Donoghue’s perspective from the Empire State Building will serve as an example to other broadcasters. He manages the largest over-the-air broadcasting transmission facility in the United States, serving New York—the #1 U.S. broadcast market—as home to 19 FM radio stations, 14 television stations, and city, federal and commercial communication services. The Empire State Building’s telecommunications infrastructure reaches the most people from a single tower anywhere in the world. Broadcast stations have continually operated from ESB for the past 83 years. It is the site of the first experimental TV broadcasts, FM experimental broadcasts and now a showcase of today’s digital media transformation.

Panelists include:

  • Doug Lung, VP of Technology, NBC Owned Stations, NBC Universal
  • Shane O’Donoghue, Director of Broadcasting, Empire State Building/Empire State Realty Trust
  • Kevin Fisher, President, Smith & Fisher
  • Davina Sashkin, Fletcher, Heald and Hildreth
  • Tom Silliman, President, Electronics Research Inc.


  • Peggy Miles, President, InterVox Communications

The NAB Show www.nabshow.com is the annual conference for the National Association of Broadcasters www.nab.org Session Information: https://bit.do/incentiveauction

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 height allow delivery of over-the-air broadcast signals to the entire designated market area. ESB offers multiple antennae location options and combiner and transmitter rooms for all broadcasting needs. ESB is a state-of-the-art facility, 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. ESB is currently underway with a major tower project that includes a new master FM auxiliary antenna and RF safe climbing aperture that will facilitate ease of future work and maintenance. ESB is WiredNYC Platinum certified and provides state-of-the-art communications backbone with redundancies and distributed antenna system (DAS) to assure robust and reliable communications systems. ESB amenities include largest tenant only fitness center (15,000 sq ft), tenant only conference center, seven in building culinary options, bike room, messenger service, and 24/7 security. https://www.esbnyc.com/business-esb/broadcasting

About NAB Show 
NAB Show, held April 16-21, 2016 in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest electronic media show covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms. With 103,000 attendees from 166 countries and 1,700+ 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. For complete details, visit www.nabshow.com.

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 building. Headquartered in New York, New York, the Company’s office and retail portfolio covers 10.1 million rentable square feet, as of December 31, 2015, consisting of 9.4 million rentable square feet in 14 office properties, including nine in Manhattan, three in Fairfield County, Connecticut and two in Westchester County, New York; and approximately 720,000 rentable square feet in the retail portfolio.

*Please note all lease square footages are approximate.

Forward-Looking Statements 
This press release includes “forward looking statements.” Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “believes,” “expects,” “may,” “will,” “should,” “seeks,” “approximately,” “intends,” “plans,” “pro forma,” “estimates,” “contemplates,” “aims,” “continues,” “would” or “anticipates” or the negative of these words and phrases or similar words or phrases. The following factors, among others, could cause actual results and future events to differ materially from those set forth or contemplated in the forward-looking statements: the factors included in (i) the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, including those set forth under the headings “Risk Factors,” “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations,” “Business,” and “Properties” and (ii) in future periodic reports filed by the Company under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. 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, or 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 Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, 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). 

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For information on the NAB panel session:
Peggy Miles, Moderator
For information about Empire State Building Broadcasting
Shane O’Donoghue, 212-736-3100