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IRG to hold Masterclasses at IBC

The core subject of the masterclasses will be Carrier ID (CID), the FCC and Regulation

The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) announced that it will hold a series of Masterclasses, as well as a networking reception in partnership with ETL Systems, at IBC Show 2017 between the 15th and 19th September.

The core subject of the masterclasses will be Carrier ID (CID), the FCC and Regulation. As of September 3rd this year, an FCC Regulatory deadline may enforce a ruling meaning broadcasters will be required to include CID in all video transmissions within the USA. This ensures satellite operators can quickly identify the source of any problem transmissions and lessen the disruption caused.

IRG recognises the difficulty of preparing for the regulatory deadline and aims to provide clarification and support to broadcasters during its CID Masterclass.

The aims of the masterclass are to:


  • Outline the importance of adopting Carrier ID for video transmissions,
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  • Clarify what exactly the FCC Regulation requires of broadcasters,
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  • Advise how best to prepare for the deadline.

Other subjects included in the Masterclass program will be mitigation technology tools and products, using machine learning techniques, and more.

The IRG Masterclass will be held daily during IBC show at a time and place to be confirmed.

Alongside the CID Masterclass at IBC, IRG will also be co-hosting a reception in partnership with group member, ETL Systems. The networking reception will be held at 4pm, on Saturday the 16th September at ETL Systems’ stand, 1.A33.