Future events

4th CIS & CEE Spectrum Management Conference

16-18/12/2020 | Virtual Event

BNE is sponsoring Forum Europe’s 4th CIS & CEE Spectrum Management Conference. Join the virtual discussions on the WRC, spectrum bands and sharing and spectrum for verticals to name a few. The event is free of charge and registration is now open!

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Radio Spectrum for IMT-2020 and Beyond : Fostering Commercial and Innovative Use

8-10/12/2020 | Virtual Event

BNE is invited to speak in Session 10, that addresses low spectrum bands eg. below 1 GHz. The webinar is co-organized by ITU-R and CITC of Saudi Arabia.

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Past events

FORECAST 2020

24- 25/11/2020  | Virtual Event

Jaume Pujol, Head of BNE’s Policy Working Group, will speak at Forecast 2020 – EBU’s annual seminar on the evolution of media distribution technologies, spectrum issues, regulation and associated business models. Stay tuned and register here.

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RSPG Workshop on the Radio Spectrum Policy Programme

15/10/2020 | Virtual Event

At the invitation of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group, BNE participated to the 15 October workshop on the preparation of the RSPG opinion on a new Radio Spectrum Policy Program. In its presentation, BNE emphasized the reasons why the new RSPP should identify terrestrial broadcasting services as a EU strategic sector, recognizing its communicative, social, economic and cultural irreplaceable character.

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

15/10/2020 | Virtual Event

Broadcast Networks Europe organised a webinar on the enduring value and relevance of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. Discussions showed that free, reliable, and universal access to audio-visual media is more important than ever and that DTT, with its 250 million viewers across Europe, plays a key role in this respect. Special thanks to our speakers Gina Nieri, Andreas Geiss, Jérôme Dechesne, Wouter Gekiere and Jonathan Thompson and to our moderator Philippe Defraigne.

Take-Aways

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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