To add an important part to this discussions of future UHDTV broadcasts.
In addition to the work done on the Capture, Compression, Transmission and Display side.
In April 2012 during National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) expo the Future of Broadcast Television (FOBTV) Initiative
was officially formed.
The important part of the Initiative:
*Recommending major technologies to be used as the basis for new standards, and
*Requesting standardization of selected technologies (layers) by appropriate standards development organizations.
In short; They want to "do away with" PAL, NTSC and SECAM and agree on a Global TV signal standard to simplify equipment types and ease the exchange of TV programs globally.
Founding FOBTV members comprise the Management Committee:
*Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC)
*Canadian Broadcast Corporation (CBC)
*Communications Research Centre Canada (CRC)
*Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB)
*European Broadcasting Union (EBU)
*Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)
*IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (IEEE-BTS)
*National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
*National Engineering Research Center of Digital TV of China (NERC-DTV)
*NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK)
*Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)
*Brazilian Society of Television Engineers (SET)
*The first Chairman of the newly formed FoBTV Technical Committee is;
Dr. Wenjun Zhang, Chief Scientist, NERC-DTV.
*Three Vice Chairs were named:
Dr. Yiyan Wu, CRC’s Principal Research Scientist,
Dr. Toru Kuroda, Director of NHK’s Planning and Coordination Division
Dr. Namho Hur, General Director, Department of Broadcasting System Research at ETRI.
Together, they will lead the FoBTV Technical Committee's solicitation and evaluation of technical proposals and recommendation of major technologies to be used as the basis for new standards.