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Germany’s statement on frequencies from January 31, 2024

Germany’s statement on frequencies from January 31, 2024 1920 1284 SOS - Save our Spectrum

Government of Germay way declaring the following: Question: “What measures is the Federal Government taking to permanently secure the UHF (Ultra High Frequency) band for culture and broadcasting, as promised in the coalition agreement between the SPD, Alliance 90/The Greens and FDP, and what is the Federal Government’s position at European level regarding the permanent…

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The World’s Most Successful Music Festivals

The World’s Most Successful Music Festivals 1920 1024 SOS - Save our Spectrum

With live music, it’s different, with many acts and bands reportedly primarily making their money touring and selling merchandise. According to the most recent edition of PwC’s Global Entertainment and Media Outlook, global live revenues almost rubberbanded back to pre-pandemic levels in 2022, surpassing $20 billion and estimated to grow to $25 billion by 2027.…

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EU with spectrum policies under its control? Not a good idea

EU with spectrum policies under its control? Not a good idea 1280 850 SOS - Save our Spectrum

What a bombshell! Just a few weeks before the European elections, the European Commission has published a new white paper entitled “How to master Europe’s digital infrastructure needs?”. Among other things, it plans to bring spectrum policies, which have so far been primarily national, completely under the curatorship of the EU. So far, the CEPT…

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Culture in 2024: an invigorating outlook from France

Culture in 2024: an invigorating outlook from France 1920 1056 SOS - Save our Spectrum

At the dawn of 2024, things look grim in many parts of the world torn by appalling, never-ending wars and massacres. However, turn your eyes to culture and the view starts to look up. The WRC-23 went well indeed for cultural frequencies. Although details will only settle for good once the conclusions are formally published…

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Frequencies in the TV UHF band to remain for broadcasting and culture

Frequencies in the TV UHF band to remain for broadcasting and culture 2377 1488 SOS - Save our Spectrum

At the World Radiocommunications Conference 2023 (WRC-23), it was decided that broadcasting will remain the sole primary user in the frequency range between 470 and 694 MHz. The event industry (PMSE, Programme Making Special Events) will remain a secondary user in the TV UHF band with its wireless production equipment, as has been the case…

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Broadcasting frequency allocation in Germany: Current data from Matthias Fehr

Broadcasting frequency allocation in Germany: Current data from Matthias Fehr 1169 781 SOS - Save our Spectrum

The UHF TV frequency band in Germany is occupied by wireless applications for culture and event technology as well as terrestrial television transmission. This is the result of current evaluations by Dipl. Ing. Ing. Ing. Matthias Fehr, freelance HF technology consultant, IKHF. He has carried out mobile frequency monitoring with small antennas in Germany, covering…

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The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23) is ongoing

The World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC-23) is ongoing 1920 1440 SOS - Save our Spectrum

At the World Radiocommunication Conference in Dubai, the interests of the culture and the event industry will be represented by members of our partner association APWPT. We are fighting to preserve our frequencies! A report on the current situation at the beginning of the third week of the conference can be found here: https://apwpt.org/news/?lang=en

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New study: 40 percent have spectrum shortages for events and culture

New study: 40 percent have spectrum shortages for events and culture 1800 1200 SOS - Save our Spectrum

A very good new study has been published at the “Berlin University of Technic”: “Investigation of the effects of a 3rd digital dividend on the use of wireless transmission technology in the event industry” by Florian Glaß (in German language, English abstract on page 4) https://prof.bht-berlin.de/fileadmin/prof/alindau/99_MEng_Glass_Web.pdf In his work, author Florian Glaß uses older and…

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World Radio Conference has begun / SOS invites to press conferences

World Radio Conference has begun / SOS invites to press conferences 990 506 SOS - Save our Spectrum

The World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) has begun. The venue is Dubai this time. The conference lasts until December 15. Our initiative “SOS – Save Our Spectrum” has an ear in the conference hall. We find out how the cultural frequencies are being discussed. Our position corresponds to that of the APWPT e.V. (Association of…

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Spreading culture all over France: the bountiful harvest of the summer 2023 festivals

Spreading culture all over France: the bountiful harvest of the summer 2023 festivals 1920 1056 SOS - Save our Spectrum

French culture, still reeling from the havoc wreaked by the pandemic, was betting on faster progress during the summer, the season when festivals, which stand for ‘people’s culture’, are mushrooming. Cycles will also hit politics, though with a variant less seasonal than the stark priorities dictated by the challenges that invite themselves on the political…

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