By Julian Clover
Published: September 29, 2010 11.14 Europe/London
The technical committee of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) has elected the EBU’s David Wood as the new chair of its technical committee.
Wood, who is currently the deputy director, EBU Technical, has enjoyed a long career in broadcasting through both the BBC and IBA. In recent years he has specialised in new media and new technologies. He chairs ITU-R WP6C, responsible for programme production and exchange formats and picture and sound quality evaluation and is also chairman of the European High Definition Forum. Conference attendees will be familiar with his entertaining and insightful views on the development of 3D.
“There are many challenges for the WBU, as it becomes more and more difficult to achieve consensus on common technical standards throughout the world,” explained Wood. “We are moving to a world where, in any event, many elements which need to be common are software interfaces rather than hardware, plugs and sockets”.
The WBU is the umbrella body of the eight broadcasting unions.
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