Douglas, Isle of Man, 18th July 2017 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) today announced that it will hold a series of Masterclasses, as well as a champagne networking reception in partnership with ETL Systems, at IBC Show 2017 between the 15th and 19th September.

The core subject of the masterclasses will be Carrier ID (CID), the FCC and Regulation. As of September 3rd this year, an FCC Regulatory Deadline may enforce a ruling meaning broadcasters will be required to include CID in all video transmissions within the USA. This ensures satellite operators can quickly identify the source of any problem transmissions and lessen the disruption caused.

IRG recognises the difficulty of preparing for the regulatory deadline and aims to provide clarification and support to broadcasters during its CID Masterclass. The aims of the masterclass are to:

  • Outline the importance of adopting Carrier ID for video transmissions,
  • Clarify what exactly the FCC Regulation requires of broadcasters,
  • Advise how best to prepare for the deadline.

Other subjects included in the Masterclass program will be mitigation technology tools and products, using machine learning techniques, and more.

The IRG Masterclass will be held daily during IBC show at a time and place to be confirmed. Please visit the website to register your interest.

Alongside the CID Masterclass at IBC, IRG will also be co-hosting a champagne reception in partnership with group member, ETL Systems. The networking reception will be held at 4pm, on Saturday the 16th September at ETL Systems’ stand, 1.A33. Along with champagne, attendees will be served English scones with jam and cream. IRG and ETL Systems happily invite industry professionals and members of the media to attend.

To organise a meeting with IRG at IBC Show 2017, please contact

About the Satellite Interference Reduction Group

The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) is a leading organization working to reduce satellite frequency interference. It comprises a Task Force covering topics such as Carrier ID, ASI, Geolocation, Intentional and VSAT Interference. In addition, our EUI group continues to ensure the broadcasters voice is part of the interference conversation. The Group’s membership is comprised of satellite operators, users, uplinkers, service providers, equipment vendors and other organizations with a stake in combating radio frequency interference. For more information, please visit

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