FOBTV

FOBTV Activities in IBC2013

As did last year, FOBTV has arranged several activities during IBC2013. Management Committee and Technical Committee meetings are scheduled on September 14. A FOBTV Session is scheduled on September 17, the last day of IBC. More information is given below.

(1) Management Committee Meeting

Management Committee Meeting will be held during 12:30-14:00 PM CEST, September 14, Room G108, RAI Exhibition Center. The Secretariat and Technical Committee will report to the Management Committee about their recent works and future plans. Besides, Goals, working approaches and IP Policy of FOBTV will be important topics of this meeting. Teleconference and GotoWebinar systems will be open for Management Committee representatives unable to attend in person. This session is only for Management Committee members.

(2) Technical Committee F2F All-member Meeting

Technical Committee f2f all-member meeting will be held during 14:30-16:30 PM CEST, September 14, Room G108, RAI Exhibition Center. TC-PHY, TC-NTK, TC-D&M and TC-APP Layer Groups will report to the TC their updated scopes, layered models and newly established study groups. There will also be discussions about TC’s working plan and study group deliverables. Teleconference and GotoWebinar systems will be open for representatives unable to attend in person. This session is only for all the FOBTV participants and Technical Committee members.

(3) FOBTV Session at IBC2013

A FOBTV Session will be held during 10:00 - 13:00 CEST, September 17, Forum, RAI Exhibition Center. It will be chaired by Phil Laven (DVB) and speakers are Wenjun Zhang (Chair of FOBTV TC/ NERC-DTV, China), Youngkwon Lim (ATSC/Samsung, USA), Kenichi Murayama (NHK, Japan), Yunfeng Guan (NERC-DTV, China), Frank Hermann (DVB/Panasonic, Germany) and Heung Mook Kim (ETRI, South Korea). The first presentation (by Wenjung Zhang) will provide an update of the activities of the FOBTV Technical Committee.

The FOBTV initiative has set itself a very challenging goal - that of getting global agreement on the next-generation standard for digital terrestrial television. Given the long history of regional standards, this session will explain how FOBTV plans to "achieve the impossible". Having identified many potential applications (use cases), FOBTV is now turning its attention to identifying suitable technologies. The session will include contributions from some of FOBTV's founding members about their ongoing work on technical innovations for digital terrestrial television, such as delivery of UHDTV and delivery of services to portable and mobile receivers. As a global body, FOBTV is able to benefit from the practical experience gained in such trials - as well as from the unrivalled expertise of many individuals around the world.