AIMS and NABA Announce Formal Agreement to Collaborate on IP Interoperability

The Alliance for IP Media Solutions (AIMS) today announced that it has entered into a formal liaison agreement with the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA). The agreement is a statement that these two key industry organizations have common objectives and perspectives about the technology roadmap for IP.

The agreement comes on the heels of the successful Media Over IP (MoIP) workshop held in New York in October, which was a collaborative effort hosted by AIMS, NABA, SMPTE, and VSF. The agreement allows AIMS and NABA to work together and share insight about how best to proceed with IP technology in a practical way that will work for both the manufacturers that create the products and the broadcasters that purchase and use them.

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New .radio Web Domain Taking Applications

For those who work in the radio field, a new web domain is available: .radio. In place of, or to supplement, your .com, .radio is for radio broadcasting companies, internet radio stations, individual radio employees, radio vendor companies, and amateurs. This initiative began with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and is supported by all of the EBU’s sister broadcast unions, including NABA.

The World .Radio Advisory Board (managed by the EBU) handles the administrative end of who can have access to this new domain. The complicated initial launch phase started in August of 2017 and ran for around three months. During that preliminary phase, applicants with existing radio properties were given priority over newer ventures, with the .radio team providing negotiations for any contentious issues. General availability is underway with applicants being served first-come, first-served (but with the eligibility rules still in place to keep the domain in the hands of radio professionals and amateurs).

All of the information on the .radio domain can be found at: www.nic.radio.