EBU Director to Lead World Broadcasting Unions Technical Committee

Simon Fell, Director of the EBU Technology and Innovation Department, has been elected to chair the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) Technical Committee (TC) for a two year term (2017/18). The WBU brings together the eight broadcasting unions in matters of common interest. The elected management team for the WBU-TC is Simon Fell (Chair), Amal Punchihewa, ABU Technical Director (Vice-Chair), and John Lee, Chairman of the NABA Technical Committee (Vice-Chair). The WBU-TC has worked together and shared knowledge of broadcast technology and prepared common recommendations ...

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WBU Conference Reinforces WBU’s Global Commitments

Photo Credit to ABU World Broadcasting Unions’ Conference Unites in Furthering Industry and Global Goals October 26, 2016 / Bali, Indonesia – Earlier today, members and participants of the World Broadcasting Unions concluded a successful one-day WBU Conference in Bali, Indonesia. The Conference was hosted by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and the Indonesian public broadcasting service Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI). It featured a broad and timely agenda that touched on themes important to global broadcasters operating in an increasingly ...

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Welcome to the new World Broadcasting Unions

Welcome to the new World Broadcasting Unions website. We hope it provides a more pleasing and focused experience for our membership and friends.  Please check back frequently as we will be continually adding more content, features, and updates. You will notice that the site has been completely redesigned to simplify and improve navigation, and it features a responsive design to allow for viewing on tablets and smart phones. We look forward to sharing more great content with you and welcome and encourage your feedback! Please send any comments or suggestions to ...

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World Broadcasting Unions’ Reaffirms Joint Support to DTT after WRC-15

December 11, 2015 / Toronto, Canada - The outcome of the last ITU World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-15) has been welcomed by regional broadcasting unions worldwide. The decision for a global No Change in the 470-694/698MHz band (with a few exceptions in Regions 2 and 3)1 ensures a harmonized use of the band for terrestrial broadcasting and creates favourable conditions for the continuous development of digital terrestrial television (DTT). In Europe broadcasters now have the required certainty to invest in releasing the 700MHz band and repacking the lower UHF ...

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World Broadcasting Unions’ (WBU) Statement on Spectrum Allocation Associated with WRC-15

August 11, 2015 / Toronto, Canada - At a June 23rd meeting of the Directors and Secretaries General of the WBU in Prague (the Czech Republic) the WBU position on Spectrum Allocation, which will be discussed in the forthcoming World Radio Conference (WRC-15) later this year, was strongly reaffirmed. The use of radio-frequency spectrum by broadcasters remains the most important vehicle for the efficient and scalable delivery of high-quality media content and emergency alerting services to both fixed and mobile audiences, specifically relying on the following services and ...

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