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News Article | May 24, 2017
Site: www.prweb.com

SMPTE®, the organisation whose standards work has supported a century of advances in media and entertainment technology, today announced that Society members will speak at or lead key industry events across Europe and the UK: the MediaTech 360 Summit, European Digital Forum of Lucca, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) Technical Assembly, the HPA Tech Retreat UK and TVBEurope's MediaTech 360 Summit. "SMPTE's members will be bringing their passion and deep technical expertise to significant industry events in Europe this year, demonstrating the Society's dedication to both education and the advancement of the industry in this era of rapid technology-driven change," said SMPTE UK Regional Governor Bruce Devlin. MediaTech 360 Summit: 7-8 June in London SMPTE Director of Standards and Engineering Howard Lukk and SMPTE Education Vice President Richard Welsh will be among the speakers featured at MediaTech 360, a TVBEurope event focusing on the future of media and entertainment. Lukk will participate in the interactive panel discussion titled 'IP, Standards and Industry Collaboration' on the first day of the summit. Welsh, founder and CEO of Sundog Media Toolkit, will join experts from the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) and Google in a keynote panel discussion titled 'TV Is Not Dead; It Is Reborn'. More information is available at http://www.nbmevents.uk/mediatech360summit/. European Broadcast Union (EBU) Technical Assembly: 8-9 June in Stuttgart, Germany At the annual EBU Technical Assembly, active and associate EBU Members will discuss strategic themes in technology and innovation, validate the EBU work plan and appoint members to the Technical Committee. At this year's event, the 23rd Technical Assembly, SMPTE Director of Engineering and Standards Howard Lukk will discuss virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR) and light field technologies. More information is available at tech.ebu.ch/ta17. European Digital Forum of Lucca (Lucca 2017): 15-16 June at Real Colegio in Lucca, Italy As a think tank dedicated to empowering tech entrepreneurs and growing Europe's digital economy, Lucca 2017 provides a voice in public policy to the most enterprising and innovative entrepreneurs of the region. The event will feature an address by SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange, and sessions including SMPTE members Patrick Palmer of Adobe, Chris Bobotis of Mettle and Hans Hoffmann of the EBU. Lucca 2017 will focus on current media topics, including UHD/4K, virtual and augmented reality (VR an AR) and eSports. More information is available at http://www.comunicaredigitale.it/. 2017 HPA Tech Retreat UK: 11-13 July in Oxfordshire, UK Presented in association with SMPTE, the second annual HPA Tech Retreat UK draws engineering, technology, creative and business leaders to confer on the trends and technologies of the future while tackling the issues of the present from fresh perspectives. SMPTE Education Vice President Richard Welsh is a co-chair of this year's retreat, which will include the new Tech Retreat Extra (TR-X), a special day dedicated to virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VR, AR and MR) technology from the production workflow perspective. More information and registration are available at http://www.hpatechretreatuk.org. IBC2017: 14-19 September at the RAI in Amsterdam The IBC Show is one of the most influential annual events for professionals engaged in the creation, management and delivery of electronic media worldwide. SMPTE is proud to be one of six international partner bodies behind IBC. SMPTE will have a stand in the Partnership Village at IBC2017, and the Society's members will join other thought leaders, innovators and policy makers in presenting at the IBC2017 conference. SMPTE leadership are also contributing to IBC365, an online community platform providing business knowledge for the global media, entertainment and technology industry that provides year-round access to the wealth of knowledge held by IBC's wide range of industry experts. More information about IBC365 is available at http://www.ibc.org, and details pertaining to IBC2017 are available at show.ibc.org. SMPTE Standards Block Meetings: 20-23 September, hosted by Sky UK in Isleworth, Middlesex, UK SMPTE has more than 100 committees and other groups working by remote on myriad technical topics to create, approve, revise and remove industry standards. Every quarter, these Technical Committees and Working Groups meet face-to-face to report on progress and move forward with standards work. The third quarterly meeting of 2017 is being hosted by Sky UK in Isleworth, Middlesex, UK following IBC2017. The SMPTE Standards Community is open to anyone interested in the standards process. Those interested in participating can learn more and join the Standards Community at http://www.smpte.org/standards/engineering-committees. Further information about SMPTE is available at http://www.smpte.org. About SMPTE® For more than a century, the people of SMPTE (pronounced "simp-tee") have sorted out the details of many significant advances in media and entertainment technology, from the introduction of 'talkies' and colour television to HD and UHD (4K, 8K) TV. Since its founding in 1916, SMPTE has received an Oscar® and multiple Emmy® Awards for its work in advancing moving-imagery engineering across the industry. SMPTE has developed thousands of standards, recommended practices and engineering guidelines, more than 800 of which are currently in force today. SMPTE Time Code™ and the ubiquitous SMPTE Colour Bars™ are just two examples of SMPTE's notable work. As it enters its second century, SMPTE is shaping the next generation of standards and providing education for the industry to ensure interoperability as the evolution into IT- and IP-based workflows continues. SMPTE's global membership today includes more than 7,000 individuals, approximately 15 percent of whom are located in local SMPTE Sections including France, Germany, Poland and the UK, who volunteer their time and expertise to SMPTE's standards development and educational initiatives. A partnership with the Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) connects SMPTE and its membership with the businesses and individuals who support the creation and finishing of media content. Information on joining SMPTE is available at http://www.smpte.org/join. All trademarks appearing herein are the properties of their respective owners.


Evain J.-P.,EBU Technical | Burger T.,DERI
EBU Technical Review | Year: 2011

The purpose of this article is to raise awareness of Semantic Web technologies and on-going convergent developments between broadcasting and the Internet, i.e. in the W3C, the EBU, TV-Anytime and IPTC. It provides an overview of the genesis of the Semantic Web and its evolution towards Linked Data. Moreover, it introduces related technologies and W3C specifications. After providing basic know-how on ontology modelling, the authors present in detail the W3C Media Annotation ontology, a metadata format for the description of media resources on the Web. This is followed by the identification of the main advantages and distinct features of RDF/OWL, and some disadvantages which are mainly due to a lack of market maturity of related technologies. Finally the big picture around interoperability between the W3C Media Annotation Working Group (MAWG) and the main media metadata communities (EBUCore, MPEG-7, TV-Anytime and NewsML-G2) is drawn at the eve of the introduction of HTML5 and RDFa, two key enabling technologies.


Coinchon M.,EBU Technical | Roehrich S.,EBU Technical | Barroco M.,Swiss Institute of Technology
EBU Technical Review | Year: 2011

The EBU, in partnership with CRC from Canada and Global Labs from the UK, has integrated a full digital radio chain that is hybrid and multiplatform. The objective is to demonstrate a functional radio chain from production through to the listener, using a hybrid broadcast/broadband delivery platform for radio in Europe. This article gives a technical explanation of how the different elements have been integrated. Most of these elements are available in free open source for further development, or for use by broadcasters or the industry. In early March 2011, the platform was demonstrated at the Geneva Motor Show.


Sami W.,EBU Technical
EBU Technical Review | Year: 2011

The release of the band 790-862 MHz from broadcasting has started in several European countries and its use for LTE mobile networks is expected to become effective on a Pan-European scale in the next few years. Being immediately adjacent to the remaining UHF broadcasting band 470-790 MHz, interference may occur to broadcast reception from LTE base stations or user terminals using the band above 790 MHz. This article presents the theoretical studies performed in Europe by the CEPT in order to assess the risk of interference and to derive harmonised technical conditions that European Administrations will have to include in the licences for mobile network operators in this band, in order to reduce this risk as much as possible. The article is intended to help regulators, inside and outside Europe, to understand the issue of adjacent-band interference from mobile networks into broadcasting networks, and to define adequately the means and the responsibilities for solving these problems when they occur.

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