The DTG has elected BBC Lead R&D Engineer Mark Waddell to chair its new Implementation Group for Future PMSE Audio.
The group’s first meeting was attended by members from BBC, Ofcom, Sky and Sony.
Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) Audio Applications will lose the potential to access approximately 100MHz of spectrum on a secondary basis when 700MHz clearance happens. The full impact of 700MHz clearance will not be known until the UK’s detailed plans for DTT in the remaining UHF band are made available.
The group has been established to oversee, coordinate and inform the transition, ensuring that it minimises disruption to PMSE users, service providers and manufacturers.
Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO of The DTG commented: “This is an important issue and it was great to have so many stakeholders discuss how to tackle it in a relaxed, open and neutral setting. Our aim is to ensure attendees are fully informed about the key background issues and have an opportunity to discuss which actions, decisions and milestones are required to enable a roadmap to be built and maintained for the PMSE community.”
Regulator Ofcom has agreed to attend the meetings on a regular basis.