WBU Supports EBU’s Technology Pyramid for Media Nodes

At its June 11, 2019 meeting in Cavtat, Croatia, the World Broadcasting Unions’ (WBU) Technical Committee unanimously supported the completion of all standards associated with the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) Technology Pyramid for Media Nodes. SMPTE’s ST-2110 suite of standards provides an important first step in broadcasters’ migration towards a fully Internet Protocol (IP) -based infrastructure. More work, however, needs to be done to complete and promulgate standards in configuration and monitoring, security, discovery and connection, as well as ...

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Morwen Williams Appointed as New Chair of WBU-IMCG

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, ...

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World Broadcasting Unions – Report on Intentional Interference to Satellite Services

The WBU-IMCG Working Group on Intentional Interference to Satellite Services has written a report with recommendations for broadcasters to deal with issues of interference. The work documented progressed across three areas: operational, regulatory and technical. The report is available here:

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WBU Position on C-Band

The WBU Secretaries and Directors General approve the WBU Position on C-Band calling on satellite service providers and government regulators to protect the availability of the upper part of the C-Band spectrum, where the band has been allocated to satellite services and is currently used to provide many broadcasting services, enabling broadcasters around the world to continue to provide vital broadcasting services to billions of people across the world. Read the full document here:

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WBU Cyber Security Recommendations for Media Vendors’ Systems, Software and Services

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) developed the following cyber security recommendations which reflect the performance aspirations of both organizations in media vendors’ systems, software and services. Based on the original work by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and North American Broadcasting Association (NABA), these recommendations are intended to create a dialogue with media vendors with the goal of their achieving more consistent and effective compliance with cyber security best practices. Read the full document here:

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