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WBU approves European broadcasting standards

Described as a key first step in IP migration

The World Broadcasting Unions’ (WBU) Technical Committee has announced the completion of all standards associated with the European Broadcasting Union’s (EBU) Technology Pyramid for Media Nodes.

At the union’s meeting in Croatia, the body unanimously supported the completion of the full SMPTE ST-2110 suite of standards, providing a key first step in broadcasters’ migration towards a fully IP-based infrastructure.

The WBU added that more work is needed to complete and promulgate standards in configuration and monitoring, security, discovery and connection, as well as timing and synchronisation for IP production systems.

“Broadcasters planning the move to new IP production facilities for television or radio should engage manufacturers with the Technology Pyramid for Media Nodes and ascertain their degree of compliance,” said WBU Secretariat head Michael McEwen.

“Further, the missing standards need to be completed as soon as possible so that broadcasters can make the important migration to IP with the required assurance.”