NABA awards International Achievement honour to Bob Plummer

Photo credit: David Layer Michael McEwen remarks on Bob Plummer  February 15, 2017 – Bob Plummer has retired - nobody really believes that but he has and says he likes it. His retirement makes me melancholy both professionally and personally, but he more than deserves it given a broadcasting career that spans more than half a century. And Karen finally gets her husband full time and the grandchildren get Bob as a surrogate nanny. Not bad! Today we celebrate Bob’s career and his enormous contributions to our industry by presenting him with the NABA Intern...

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WBU Conference Reinforces WBU’s Global Commitments

Photo Credit to ABU World Broadcasting Unions’ Conference Unites in Furthering Industry and Global Goals October 26, 2016 / Bali, Indonesia – Earlier today, members and participants of the World Broadcasting Unions concluded a successful one-day WBU Conference in Bali, Indonesia. The Conference was hosted by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) and the Indonesian public broadcasting service Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI). It featured a broad and timely agenda that touched on themes important to global broadcasters operating in an increasingly ...

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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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