Future events

Universality, Pluralism, Innovation – Celebrating the Enduring Value and Relevance of Digital Terrestrial Television

15/10/2020 | Virtual Event

We will come together to look at the last ten years of DTT, at a time when free, reliable, and universal audio-visual media count more than ever : The COVID-19 crisis confirms and reinforces the essential role DTT plays for the creative industry and in citizens information, education and entertainment.
For more information, contact : Nicolas.Gyss@interelgroup.com


Past events

5th Annual Sub Sahara Spectrum Management Conference

14-17/09/2020 | Virtual Event

BNE was pleased to speak at Forum Global’s 5th Sub Sahara Spectrum Management Conference.

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The 15th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference

23-29/06/2020 | Brussels, Belgium

This is a policy event that BNE always looks forward to. This 15th session was particularly interesting in that it was attended by 1000 virtual participants from all over the world.
BNE’s Jaume Pujol and Jean-Pierre Faisan helped map the long-term future of the UHF band in Europe and the world, in a context where the ultra-high definition, interactivity, content and services of DTT are more popular than ever.
Presentations and videos are available here and here.

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Spectrum, Connectivity & Covid-19

28-30 April 2020 | Virtual event

In 2017, the EU decided to protect the high societal value of digital terrestrial television by securing its long term access. The current crisis demonstrates how inspired and necessary that decision was.

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The Forum Europe 4th Annual European 5G Conference

29-30 January 2020 | Virtual debates

More than ever, broadcast network operators are innovating to improve user experience: This is obvious with migration to DVB-T2, HD & UHD contents, interactive services.
Jaume Pujol, head of BNE’s policy working group discussed how 5G broadcasting options are being explored to complement DTT, reach mobile terminals and ultimately, to provide viewers with innovative options that fit within Europe’s regulatory framework.
Jaume Pujol’s presentation is available here

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World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 (WRC-19)

22-28/11/2019 | Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt

BNE represented terrestrial broadcast operators at WRC-19, namely at :

  • Radiocommunication Assembly, RA-19, 21-25 October
  • World Radio Conference, WRC-19, 28 October-22 November
  • Conference Preparatory Meeting, CPM23-1, 25-26 November

BNE takes note of the RA19 resolutions (ITU-R 70(2019) and ITU-R 71(2019)), recognizing the role of broadcasting and the principles for its future development.
Watch BNE’s animation at the European Broadcating Union booth here

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The 14th Annual European Spectrum Management Conference

19-20/06/2019 | Brussels, Belgium

The final Conference Preparatory Meeting (CPM) for WRC-19 was held in Geneva earlier this year. As the final preparations for WRC-19 begin and regional positions are fixed, Forum Europe invited BNE’s Secretary General Lars Backlund to provide an overview of DTT’s key priorities, aims and objectives for Sharm El Sheik.
See Lars Backlund’s presentation here.

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ITU Workshop on The Future of Television for Europe

7/06/2019 | Geneva, Switzerland

This workshop was organized within the context of the European Regional Initiative approved by WTDC-17 on “Broadband Infrastructure, Broadcasting and Spectrum Management”.
Jean-Pierre Faisan joined the discussions on regulatory and policy frameworks and emerging and convergent infrastructures and services.

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The 4th Annual Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference

27-28/5/2019 | Gaborone, Botswana

Jean-Pierre Faisan, Head of the Communications Working Group, Broadcast Networks Europe reminded the audience that DTT covers 90% of the world population in 150 countries – including 98 countries in Region 1 with  an average penetration of 45% and typical coverage ranging from 70 to 98%.

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Meeting of Regional Broadcasting Organizations and Transmitting Equipment Manufacturers (MBT) – 19th edition

22-24/05/2019 | Budapest, Hungary

As May begins, the broadcasting industry turned its attention to the 2019 edition of the MBT’s Regional conference on terrestrial broadcasting.
The MBT is the Meeting of Regional Broadcasting Organisations and Transmitting Equipment Manufacturers. It brings together broadcasters, regulators, system integrators, distributors and operators for one Europe’s most important events for the broadcasting industry.

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