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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WBU-IMCG Encourages Initiatives to reduce RF Interference

May 2015 - A key mission of the WBU-IMCG is facilitating solutions to operational matters affecting our members. RF Interference still remains today the single largest factor affecting the service quality of satellite transmissions. At the WBU-IMCG Forum in Geneva in November 2014, it was resolved that active support for reduction of RF interference would continue to be a priority. The WBU-IMCG encourages its members and participants of its Forum events to support the following three initiatives together with industry groups, satellite operators and equipment manufac...

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Freedom of Speech and the Freedom and Safety of those who Report and Comment on Events and Issues that are Fundamental to Freedom of Speech

Apr 9, 2015 - A Statement by the Broadcasting Unions united in the association of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) Broadcasters around the world reach hundreds of millions of viewers and listeners every hour of every day. Their news and journalism informs and enlightens citizens to empower them to make informed choices about the community, country and indeed the world they live in. This journalistic mandate applies both to the public and private broadcaster. With it comes the responsibility to ensure that the highest quality and standards are central to the ...

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Leading Broadcasters Announce Support Of Gvf Training And Certification For Satellite Uplink Terminal Operators And Installers

Dec 2, 2014 / TORONTO, Canada - Broadcasters in every major region of the world have agreed to support certification by GVF, the satellite communications industry�s international not-for-profit association, through delivery of training for satellite uplink and terminal operators in order to encourage industry best practices and prevent harmful interference. The World Broadcasting Unions - International Satellite Operations Group (WBU-ISOG), a global organisation of broadcasters, has announced the formal adoption of a Resolution that supports industry initiatives ...

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