We are most pleased to welcome Pearl TV as a new Associate Member of the North American Broadcasters Association. Pearl TV, a partnership of U.S. broadcast companies with more than 170 network-affiliated TV stations, now joins other North American national broadcasters, regional networks, and specialty service broadcasters in defining, debating, and suggesting solutions to the myriad of issues and challenges broadcasters face globally. We look forward to Pearl playing an active role with NABA’s various Committees and Working Groups, particularly with their expertise on spectrum matters and also with developing transition strategies on the Next Generation of Television.
World Broadcasting Unions’ International Satellite Operations Group (WBU-ISOG) Announces New Name and Mandate
Earlier today, the members and participants of the World Broadcasting Unions’ International Satellite Operations Group agreed to a name and mandate change. The group’s new name will now be the International Media Connectivity Group or “IMCG.” The change is to be more reflective of the many transmission methods broadcasters and content providers are using in today’s world.
2015 also marks the 30th Anniversary of the group and would seem a fitting time to renew the mandate and direction of this important WBU committee. While the name may be new and the mandate expanded, the group will remain a global forum for members to exchange information, outline requirements, and resolve common operational problems.