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Issue 08/2015

The Internet didn't kill the TV star

Far from fading into oblivion TV is enjoying a renewal thanks to new technologies

As World TV day was observed recently, it is worth looking at what makes television more popular than ever, enabling it to evolve and reach new audiences via different platforms and new distribution modes. This was highlighted also during the 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference, which ended recently consolidating central aspects of TV broadcasting for coming years. Television enduring popularity can be ascribed to many innovations in the hardware and software domains, many of which rely on standardization work by a number of IEC Technical Committees (TCs) and Subcommittees (SCs).