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. ...
The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) International Media Connectivity Group (IMCG) has appointed Morwen Williams, Head of UK Operations for BBC News, the new committee Chair, effective July 1.
“I’m hugely honoured to have been invited to do this and look forward to working to take the IMCG to even greater successes,” states Williams. “The challenges and opportunities around connectivity for broadcasters have never been more so than at present and it will be inspiring to work with so many great colleagues on these issues.”
Williams is replacing John Ball, ...
Photo - Director of Information & Broadcasting Farrah Banks (left) and Radio Anguilla Technician Lester Richardson inspect the fully functioning BBC-donated antenna.
The Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) is offering a sincere thank you to its international partners who came through with much-needed support for three of the radio stations hardest hit by catastrophic Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
Despite suffering major damage and staff dislocation, Radio Anguilla, Radio Turks and Caicos and the Dominica Broadcasting Service kept transmitting during and after the ...
For those who work in the radio field, a new web domain is available: .radio. In place of, or to supplement, your .com, .radio is for radio broadcasting companies, internet radio stations, individual radio employees, radio vendor companies, and amateurs. This initiative began with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and is supported by all of the EBU’s sister broadcast unions.
The World .Radio Advisory Board (managed by the EBU) handles the administrative end of who can have access to this new domain. The complicated initial launch phase started in August of ...
Kazimir Bacic has worked for Croatian Radio and Television since 1984, and was most recently Head of Technology at HRT before being elected Director-General. He is also the Vice-Chair of the WBU International Media Connectivity Group (IMCG).