21 results for author: WBU Staff


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. About WBU: The WBU is the ...

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 editorial process. It is therefore essential that all the necessary support is given ...

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 for training, in particular the GVF Satcom Professional certification program for fixed ...

WBU Technical Committee Position on Spectrum Allocation Associated with WRC-15

Jun 23, 2014 / TORONTO, Canada - It is the WBU's position that: The use of radio-frequency spectrum by broadcasters remains an 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 systems; DTV Broadcasting Service The WBU does not support any change to the current spectrum allocations at UHF frequencies (470 - 694/ 698 MHz). Contiguous spectrum should be allotted in the bands assigned to the broadcast service to allow for the robust delivery of high-quality media content, data and signaling ...

Dick Tauber to Retire from CNN and as Chair of WBU-ISOG

Oct 23, 2013 / TORONTO, Canada - CNN and broadcast satellite industry legend Dick Tauber is retiring at the end of this year. Tauber has been with CNN for over 32 years, starting as a satellite desk trainee in 1981 and working his way up through a number of positions to his current role as VP of Transmission Systems and New Technology for CNN Worldwide. NABA would like to thank him for his significant contribution to member-company Time Warner's success, but also to NABA and the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) as well. Tauber has represented NABA in a variety of capacities, including as an active member of both the Technical Committee (NABA-TC) and ...