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09.30.2004
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
SMPTE sees need for standards in networking, IT technology for television

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) pointed to the need to work with other industry groups to establish networking standards for the television and content creation industries.

Given the rapid uptake of IT technology by the television industry, the adoption of digital content delivery and the associated desire to protect content through encryption schemes, the need has never been greater for standards and procedures to assist in the transition from a linear world to an IT-centric environment.

Speaking during IBC2004, SMPTE president Gavin Schutz emphasized that the society and other organizations must address networking technology and its ramifications on workflow. Those working in the industry increasingly must re-educate and re-train to transition from the old to the new, he said.

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