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Sky to host SMPTE technology meeting

Event will take place after IBC

SMPTE has announced its third-quarter technology committee meeting will take place at Sky’s London headquarters after IBC.

The meetings will be held in the new Sky Central building in Osterley from 20th-23rd September.

“The last time SMPTE standards were debated in the UK, industry pioneer John Logie Baird, the first pioneer of television, was still an active member of the Society’, said Chris Johns, former SMPTE UK chair and chief engineer, broadcast strategy at Sky UK.

“This is a big event for us, and we’re honoured to act as host. Almost every technical area of our state-of-the art-facility here at Sky depends on SMPTE standards, so it’s nice to give a little bit back to the Society that has standardised the technologies that make us successful.”

The SMPTE technology committee meetings are attended by those working in standards from all over the world. Standards under discussion range from dynamic range management in high-dynamic-range (HDR) video, internet protocol (IP) standards for professional television production and file structures such as the Interoperable Master Format (IMF).