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Statement of Commitment by WBU – Implementation of the Global Media for DRR Project

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) welcome and accept the United Nations Office of Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) invitation to implement the Global Media for Disaster Risk Reduction (GMDRR) project. We view this partnership as a step in the right direction of putting media at the heart of climate change adaptation, building resilience, and advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) worldwide. Read Full Statement Here

Global Task Force for Public Media

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, the role of public media has never been so important. The Global Task Force for public media have issued their first statement recognizing the essential service of public broadcasters during the pandemic: "The year 2020 will be forever etched in our minds. No matter where we live, we share common experiences of fear, grief and the suffering that comes with uncertainty. And yet in this time of crisis, we are seeing communities come together as never before. We are discovering an even deeper respect for our health workers and other first responders, as well as for the many unsung heroes who are putting the ...

Mr. Lawrence ATIASE, former Chief Executive Officer of the AUB

The President of the African Union of Broadcasting, Mrs. Keitirele Mathapi, regrets to announce the passing of Mr. Lawrence ATIASE, former Chief Executive Officer of the AUB which occurred on the 8th of April 2020 in Dakar, Senegal after a short-term illness. On this sad occasion, the President, the Management, the AUB Staff and all the communicators of Africa address to the family their heartfelt condolences. To pay tribute, please visit: https://www.uar-aub.org/hommages-a-mr-atiase On behalf of the World Broadcasting Unions and the North America Broadcasters Association, Head of Secretariat Michael McEwen had the following to say: Lawrence ...

WBU Position on C-Band Spectrum

In light of initiatives by the FCC, OFCOM in the UK, and other national administrations concerning potential C-Band Broadcast Spectrum (3.7 to 4.2 MHz) reassignment for 5G, the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) is expressing their concerns over program collection and distribution and the potential impact on hundreds of millions of viewers around the world. With insufficient C-Band spectrum remaining available for broadcasters’ use, existing distribution and collections systems may be compromised, especially in countries with equatorial geography and high rainfall. Additionally, reallocating C-Band frequencies to other services may, over time, ...

WBU Supports EBU’s Technology Pyramid for Media Nodes

At its June 11, 2019 meeting in Cavtat, Croatia, the World Broadcasting Unions’ (WBU) Technical Committee unanimously supported the completion of all standards associated with the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) Technology Pyramid for Media Nodes. SMPTE’s ST-2110 suite of standards provides an important first step in broadcasters’ migration towards a fully Internet Protocol (IP) -based infrastructure. More work, however, needs to be done to complete and promulgate standards in configuration and monitoring, security, discovery and connection, as well as timing and synchronization for IP production systems. “Broadcasters planning ...