Implementation Group for Future PMSE Audio

PMSE Group: Implementation Group for Future PMSE Audio

As the industry is aware, Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) Audio Applications will lose the potential to access approximately 100MHz of spectrum on a secondary basis when 700MHz clearance happens. The full impact of 700MHz clearance will not be known until the UK's detailed plans for DTT in the remaining UHF band are made available. One solution proposed by Ofcom to the reduction in spectrum available to PMSE, is for PMSE audio applications to share spectrum used by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) between 960MHz and 1164MHz.

Following the successful PMSE Debate on 12th July at the DTG Offices in central London we are requesting expressions of interest from key industry players who are keen to deal with this issue.

With support from the Department of Culture, Media & Sport and Ofcom, the DTG has formed an Implementation Group for Future PMSE Audio to collaborate and deliver timely enhancements both to PMSE audio equipment available in the market and to the operational arrangements that enable its use to be maintained while safeguarding Spectrum users.

The Implementation Group for Future PMSE Audio aims to keep PMSE front of mind during future Spectrum debates, providing coordinated positions on PMSE Spectrum requirements. Membership is priced at £3,500 per organisation and benefits, which are limited to involvement in PMSE-related activities, include:

The opportunity to coordinate implementation of the 960-1164MHz band with the PMSE community, incumbent users of spectrum, Ofcom and Government

  • The ability to objectively and independently assess the suitability of the 960-1164MHz band for PMSE audio
  • The platform to provide a coherent message to Government and Ofcom on PMSE Spectrum issues
  • Monthly Group meetings discussing key topics
  • A vote in PMSE Group activity
  • A tailored Monthly Bulletin
  • Complimentary access to Implementation Group for Future PMSE Audio DTG reports and white papers
  • Free invitations (2 per Member organisation) to the annual DTG Summit
  • Incidental use of meeting and conference room facilities at our central London offices, subject to availability

The inaugural meeting of the Group, which takes place at the DTG offices in central London on Tuesday 27th September, will introduce the new working group and explain its goals and direction. This meeting is only open to Members of the Group and non-members may attend by personal invitation only.

If you are interested in joining the Implementation Group for Future PMSE Audio Group then please email pmse@dtg.org.uk by 31 August 2016.

Implementation Group for Future PMSE Audio Draft Terms of Reference v0.1

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DTG PMSE Events

Programme Making and Special Events (PMSE) Audio Applications will lose the potential to access approximately 100MHz of spectrum on a secondary basis when 700MHz clearance happens. The full impact of 700MHz clearance will not be known until the UK's detailed plans for DTT in the remaining UHF band are made available.

One solution proposed by Ofcom to the reduction in spectrum available to PMSE, is for PMSE audio applications to share spectrum used by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) between 960MHz and 1164MHz.

As part of the DTG’s Spectrum Access Forum activity the DTG hosted a recent debate with speakers from the Department of Culture, Media & Sport, Ofcom, BBC, NATS and Sky as well as manufacturers Sennheiser and Shure and the discussions reflected a broad range of opinion. Please view the release here.

The next DTG PMSE Group event will be held at the DTG offices in central London on Tuesday 27th September. This meeting is only open to Members of the Group and non-members may attend by personal invitation only.

Participate!

If you are interested in participating in future debates or would like to join the DTG Implementation Group for Future PMSE Audio please contact pmse@dtg.org.uk