Simon Fell, Director of the EBU Technology and Innovation Department, has been elected to chair the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) Technical Committee (TC) for a two year term (2017/18). The WBU brings together the eight broadcasting unions in matters of common interest.
The elected management team for the WBU-TC is Simon Fell (Chair), Amal Punchihewa, ABU Technical Director (Vice-Chair), and John Lee, Chairman of the NABA Technical Committee (Vice-Chair).
The WBU-TC has worked together and shared knowledge of broadcast technology and prepared common recommendations ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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...