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This document gives an overview to EBU members on the WRC-12 issues related to the use of spectrum for broadcasting. The document is mainly based on the work of the relevant EBU groups dealing with spectrum matters and the views expressed by the Members.
This Technical Report was originally published as BPN100, to EBU Members only. The future role of terrestrial broadcasting is examined in light of the rapidly changing needs of broadcasting and 18 recommendations are made to broadcasters concerning this vital resource.
The EBU Technical Committee decided in October 2011 that BPN 100 should be made available to the public. This was done by publishing the report as EBU Technical Report 013. In November 2011 the report needed revision (explained in TR013) and it was decided to withdraw BPN 100 to simplify the editorial process. See EBU TR013. The link to BPN 100 is a placeholder.
This is the tenth issue of tech-i, the EBU TECHNICAL's quarterly magazine which includes the following articles: Viewpoint from L. Vermaele, Second Screen, Digital Radio Standards, Predicting the Future, FIMS, Reference Display Issues, DVB-T2-Lite, 3DTV Update, ITU-R 6A & 6C, Diary.
This Recommendation posits a simple means of generating a USID (Unique Source ID ) in the <OriginatorReference> field of a BWF file.