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SBE on Sports RF Panel

SBE on Sports RF Panel

The Society of Broadcast Engineers will take part in a meeting sponsored by the Sports Video Group, a new sports technology association, on June 27 in New York. Those interested in the future of wireless audio and video transmission for sports programming will attend.
SBE will be represented by Ralph Beaver, CBT, Media Alert and Chris Imlay, Esq., Booth, Freret, Imlay & Tepper. Beaver chairs the national SBE Frequency Coordination Committee and Imlay serves as SBE’s general counsel.
One of the most pressing issues for the sports industry is pending federal legislation that, if passed, would allow unlicensed devices to be used within spectrum currently used by the sports and broadcast industry for wireless audio. The unlicensed devices potentially make wireless audio difficult, if not impossible, which is why SVG has dedicated the meeting to this topic, according to the SBE.
SBE has worked with the National Football League since 1999 to operate a game day frequency coordination program. Both Beaver and Imlay have been involved on the SBE’s behalf, working with the NFL’s Frequency Organization Group manager, Jay Gerber. Beaver also serves as Game Day Coordinator for the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Beaver and Imlay will participate on a panel, moderated by RF industry expert, Louis Libin of Broad Comm.
The panel, “We Want Our Spectrum! Broadcast and League Executives Review Their RF and Wireless Procedures and Plans,” will address the future of wireless frequency use in sports programming. Larry Estrin, RF consultant and Don Sperling, producer, are also slated to be on the panel.
The meeting will be held at the Dolby Screening Room, 10:30 a.m to 2:15 p.m. The meeting is open to members and sponsors of SVG and SBE.
For information about attending, contact SVG at: