BLOG: InterDigital’s Erik Reinhard Leads Exploration of Energy Aware Broadcasting in New Webinar
Nearly a year after an InterDigital-driven energy consumption effort was proposed within the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and integrated within ITU-R Working Party 6G (WP 6C)’s responsibilities, the diverse team of experts have addressed the consideration of energy consumption within their research. While WP 6C’s purview of video and program production standards is specialized, the technologies they develop have a huge impact when they are eventually integrated into consumer electronics and associated services.
InterDigital’s Erik Reinhard was named co-rapporteur of this important sustainability endeavor, alongside the European Broadcasting Union’s Hemini Mehta, and he was also elected co-chair of the ITU-R Rapporteur Group on Energy Aware Broadcasting, guiding research discussions around energy aware media and other topics.
To introduce the outcomes and insights of their research, Erik and his fellow researchers will host a webinar on Energy Aware Broadcasting on March 23 to outline their work to minimize the environmental impact of content creation, exchange, and delivery. The webinar will feature perspectives on energy consumption in program production, ICT, media and entertainment, as well as broadcaster practices and panel discussion.
Register for the webinar on Energy Aware Broadcasting on Wednesday, March 23 at 3:00pm CET/ 10:00am ET here and stay tuned for more research and updates on this critical topic.