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 manufacturers in the reduction of RF interference.
The WBU is the coordinating body for broadcasting unions who represent broadcaster networks across the globe. It was established in 1992 as a coordinating body at the international broadcasting level. Since then, the WBU has provided global solutions on key issues for its member unions. The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) acts as secretariat for the WBU.
The World Broadcasting Unions International Media Connectivity Group (WBU-IMCG) mission is to identify, evaluate, educate, and where appropriate, implement solutions for all operational matters associated with transmission (collection and delivery) by any means and to any platform of video, audio, and broadcast-related data from any location where news, sports, special events and entertainment originate and/or is distributed. Operational issues considered by WBU-IMCG include transmissions/delivery of audio/video data using Internet Protocol (IP) and any media platforms. The WBU-IMCG will work neutrally with all relevant international groups, institutions, organizations and appropriate bodies to achieve these ends. By doing so the WBU-IMCG reflects one of the core aims of the WBU by supporting the needs and requirements of broadcasters around the world. For further information about WBU-IMCG, please visit the WBU-IMCG website here.
Press Release: WBU-IMCG Encourages Initiatives to reduce RF Interference