Amirhassan Nafez - IRIB
Yukihiro Nishida - NHK - Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Andy Quested - Consultant
Speakers: Yukihiro Nishida, Amir Nafez, Paul Gardiner, Andy Quested
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is the specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) for information and communication technologies (ICTs). Its primary roles are to allocate global radio-frequency spectrum and satellite orbits, develop the technical standards that ensure networks and technologies seamlessly interconnect, and strive to improve access to ICTs to underserved communities worldwide. Study Group 6 (SG 6), as part of the ITU Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R),1 has been leading the international standardization of the broadcasting chain from the production of programs to their ultimate delivery to the audience. To achieve its goals, its work is conducted in three working parties (WPs), 6A, 6B, and 6C, and one Task Group (TG) 6/1, each of which is responsible for the different technological areas in the end-to-end broadcasting chain, including program production, transmission, reception, and presentation, as well as quality and measurement, production operations, and accessible media.