The work done by the International Media Connectivity Group (IMCG), which was originally created by NABA and now operates under the WBU umbrella, is of great value to NABA. As long as FOX utilizes satellites for distribution and contribution (and we do expect to be for many years), IMCG and the relationships it fosters internationally will continue to be important to us. Operational benefits of IMCG like devising a Carrier-ID Standard, Profiles for Digital Newsgathering or its must-attend twice-annual Forums, are all part of the many reasons that Fox continues to be a long-standing member of NABA. We also invest time and resources on spectrum issues, operational improvements, signal protection from piracy, just to name a few. We do so because NABA provides an efficient and neutral stage by which we can share ideas and tackle challenges.
Richard Friedel, Executive Vice-President Technology & Broadcast Strategy,
21st Century Fox / President, NABA
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