NHK praised for supporting broadcasting worldwide
Tuesday 25 Oct 2011
Japan’s public broadcaster, NHK, has won praise at an international forum for its support for broadcasting around the world.
A meeting of the World Broadcasting Unions International Satellite Operations Group (WBU-ISOG) in Zagreb passed a resolution today honouring NHK for its work in the group.
The resolution read: “WBU-ISOG expresses its thanks and appreciation to NHK for the excellent work it does through the group in a range of important areas, and for its consistent support for broadcasting around the world.”
The group praised NHK for overseeing long-running MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 interoperability tests among encoders from different manufacturers, which have just ended successfully.
“It has consistently been ready to assume a leadership position in WBU-ISOG on behalf of the ABU, and it has always readily shared information about its newsgathering activities and its role in disaster early warning broadcasting,” the group said.
WBU-ISOG brings together members of the regional broadcasting unions, satellite operators and other broadcasting service providers to discuss issues of common concern.
The Zagreb forum on 24-25 October, chaired by Dick Tauber, CNN Vice President Transmission Systems & New Technology, attracted about 60 participants.