International Satellite Operations Group
Dick Tauber, VP, Transmission Systems & New Technologies, CNN
Kazimir Bačić, Head, TV Continuity & Programme Production, Croatian Radiotelevision HRT
Akira Ogawa, Director, Circuit Planning & Management, NHK
Founded in 1985, the International Satellite Operations Group (ISOG) is a committee of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU).
ISOG provides a global forum for members of the WBU to exchange information, outline requirements and resolve common operational
WBU-ISOG's mission is to identify, evaluate, and implement solutions for all operational matters associated with transmission
(by satellite or any other means) of video, audio, and broadcast-related data material from sites of news, sports, special events
and entertainment, and to work with all international groups, institutions, organizations, and appropriate bodies to achieve
these solutions. In this endeavour WBU-ISOG reflects one of the aims of the WBU by including and supporting the needs and
requirements of broadcasters around the world.
WBU-ISOG meetings are held twice a year and permit open dialogue from an international perspective on key satellite
WBU-ISOG is a tri-partite organization whose participants include members from the WBU including broadcasters, satellite and
fibre optic carriers, transmission service providers and invited participants associated with the industry.
For presentations or more information about the WBU-ISOG Forum, please contact the WBU Secretariat by phone at +1 (416) 598-9877 or send an email to
May 2013 - Los Angeles, CA
November 2012 - Geneva, Switzerland
Hosted By: EBU
November 27-28, 2012
May 2012 - New York, NY
October 2011 - Zagreb, Croatia
May 2011 - Montreal, Canada
November 2010 - Tunis, Tunisia
November 2009 - Geneva, Switzerland
May 2009 - Tokyo, Japan
June 2008 - Atlanta, GA
October 2007 - Dubrovnik, Croatia
HRT Croatian Radio-Television
October 22 - 23 , 2007
WBU-ISOG Forum Agenda
Contact the WBU Secretariat for presentations.
December 2006 - Washington, DC
May 2006 - Geneva, Switzerland
November 2005 - London, UK
May 2005 - Geneva, Switzerland
Documents & Other Reference Materials:
- Global VSAT Forum (GVF)
The Global VSAT Forum is an association of key companies involved in the business of delivering advanced digital fixed satellite systems and services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide.
The Forum is independent and non-profit and has a global remit. It is also non-partisan - any companies or organisations with an interest in the VSAT industry are encouraged to join.
- Satellite IRG (sIRG)
Satellite IRG is a global industry organization dedicated to combating the increasing and costly problem of satellite radio frequency interference (RFI). Comprised of representatives from both private industry and the public sector, the IRG shares and disseminates RFI information and remedies, works with industry to define equipment standards and proficiency training, and actively pursues programs to reduce or mitigate satellite interference. The IRG's extensive and qualified industry experience is put to best advantage influencing suppliers, improving the quality of satellite communications equipment and services, and identifying and providing technical resources to its members.
- World Teleport Association (WTA)
WTA is a nonprofit trade association representing the key commercial players in broadband. WTA’s members in 20 nations includes
teleports,satellite and terrestrial carriers, technology providers, engineering firms, investment houses and consultants.
Through our special interest project, the Intelligent Community Forum, WTA also attracts property developers and governments as
members. Developers of intelligent buildings turn to WTA for expertise in using broadband to build property value. Governments on
the local, regional and national level seek to use broadband for economic development.