• IBC icon
  • conference 14-18 Sept 2017
  • exhibition 15-19 Sept 2017

Latest News


Radical New Approach to Transmission Technology Takes IBC2016 Best Conference Paper Award

27 Jul 2016

Authors from Sweden, Spain and Germany collaborate on DTT

The IBC2016 Best Conference Paper award goes to a paper entitled 'WIB – A New System Concept for Digital Terrestrial Television'. Authors of the paper are (below, left to right) Erik Stare of Teracom in Stockholm, Dr Jordi Giménez of Universitat Politècnica de València in Spain and Dr Peter Klenner of Panasonic Europe, based in Frankfurt.

The peer reviewers who carefully scrutinise every submission for the technical papers programme in the IBC Conference make the choice for this award. It is given to a paper which both significantly advances the industry’s knowledge, and does so in language and description which is clear, informative and engaging.

“Our choice this year was for a paper which tackles a subject some may have thought close to end of life, but actually revitalises the whole subject of terrestrial broadcasting,” said Dr Nick Lodge, the chair of the IBC technical papers committee. “What these researchers propose is a way to achieve higher digital bandwidth, an incredibly efficient use of spectrum and a huge reduction in power consumption. This is genuinely ground-breaking work, turning conventional wisdom on its head – a very exciting paper indeed.”

On behalf of his fellow authors, Erik Stare said “I am overwhelmed and feel deeply honoured to receive this prestigious and important award.” Noting that the paper gives new life to digital terrestrial transmission when many were predicting its demise, he added “I am especially happy for the recognition of work on new development directions for DTT.”

The paper will be presented in a dedicated IBC conference session, ‘Recent Advances in Terrestrial and Mobile Video Broadcasting’, starting at 10:30 on Sunday 11 September.

The authors will receive their trophy during the IBC2016 Awards Ceremony at 18:30 the same day. The entertaining and lively ceremony is free to all IBC visitors.

Authors Best Conference Paper IBC2016

For more information about the conference sessions, please visit IBC.org/conference



IBC Technical Supporters

  • IBC is the only exhibition we attend. It’s very important for those in the broadcasting industry.
    Jochen Albrecht
    CTO - Albrecht Electronic
  • IBC is the exhibition that gives us the most exposure in the broadcasting industry. The exhibition is a really special show and is close to everyone’s hearts. It’s a good place to meet and get to know the industry. It gets better every year and has got a great vibe.
    Anoushka Farouk
    Marketing Manager - TSL
  • IBC is not about quantity it’s about quality. Conversations we have are enlightening in every sense. Everyone is here to do business.
    Robert Lisman
    Director of Marketing - Primestream
  • The greatest thing about IBC is that it provides the facilities to network with industry professionals whilst getting great knowledge on new technology.
    Gina Canzano
    Technical Support Engineer - BW Broadcast


Learn More About IBC2017