SMPTE Names Society For Broadband Professionals As Silver Level Industry Partner For Forum On Emerging Media Technologies


13 – 15 May 2012 ● Intercontinental Hotel ● Geneva, Switzerland ●

White Plains, NY, 21 February 2012 – The Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers (SMPTE), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education, today announced that the Society for Broadband Professionals (SCTE), a leading worldwide organization dedicated to the training and career advancement of broadband professionals, will serve as a Silver Level Industry Partner for the SMPTE Forum on Emerging Media Technologies, an executive-level symposium to be held by the Society 13-15 May in Geneva and produced in collaboration with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

At a time when IP-based video consumption and delivery are accelerating rapidly, the SCTE ( educates and advances the careers of front-line broadband technicians as they continue the build out of modern telecommunications networks to handle the worldwide digital convergence. The Society also chairs the British Standards Committee for Cable Systems and represents the UK at European (CENELEC) and world (IEC) levels.

“The SCTE and its members are playing a critical role in the changing nature of video delivery consumption as broadband networks continue to expand their reach,” said David Wood of the EBU and the chair of the symposium’s program committee. “We’re delighted to have the Society as a Silver Level sponsor for The Forum.”

The SMPTE Forum on Emerging Media technologies is the only symposium to bring together leading motion-imaging technologists, researchers, scientists, practitioners, manufacturers, and strategic thinkers. Over course of two days, it will provide a science-based, non-commercial opportunity for executives and other senior leaders from the broadcast, broadband, and cinema industries to discuss the most important and innovative research taking place over the next 10 to 15 years, with a particular focus on technologies likely to come to market within the next three years. All in an environment designed for easy networking.

Executives at The SMPTE Forum include those from ABC Australia, ATSC, BSkyB, Cisco Systems, EBU, Ericsson, Fraunhofer IIS, Grass Valley, IBM, Intel, MPEG, NHK, Radio Bremen, Radio Television Hong Kong, Screen Digest, Singapore Media Development Authority, Sony, the Sports Video Group, Technicolor, Warner Bros., and zeebox.

Program and registration information for The Forum is available at Regular updates will also be available via Twitter at #forum2012.

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