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 terminals (www.gvf.org/training) and the certification criteria defined by the End User Initiative (EUI) for broadcast, mobile, and Satellite News Gathering (SNG) uplink terminal operators (www.satirg.org/training-certification).

About NABA:

NABA is a non-profit association of the most influential broadcasting organizations throughout North America committed to advancing the interests of broadcasters at home and internationally. Network broadcasters, both public and private, in the United States, Mexico and Canada, work together to provide a common voice for the North American broadcast community. As a member of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU), NABA creates the opportunity for North American broadcasters to share information, identify common interests and reach consensus on issues of an international nature. NABA provides representation for North American broadcasters in global forums on topics including journalism issues, protection of content, spectrum related concerns, the territorial integrity of broadcasters’ signals, and digital transmission issues. For further information about NABA, please visit www.nabanet.com


Founded in 1985, the International Satellite Operations Group is a committee of the World Broadcasting Unions. ISOG provides a global forum for members of the WBU to exchange information, outline requirements and resolve common operational problems. WBU-ISOG’s mission is to identify, evaluate, and implement solutions for all operational matters associated with transmission (by satellite or any other means) of video, audio, and broadcast-related data material from sites of news, sports, special events and entertainment, and to work with all international groups, institutions, organizations, and appropriate bodies to achieve these solutions. For further information about WBU-ISOG, please visit http://isog.worldbroadcastingunions.org.

Press Release: ISOG and Sat Ops Resolution to Enable Interference Protection