Artel begins an Industry News segment to our blog providing quick recaps of industry news, trends, and other topics that may be of interest to our global customers and readers.

• The AIMS Alliance has released the white paper, "AIMS Guidelines to Preparing Broadcast Facilities for IP-Based Live TV Production." Artel welcomes new AIMS members Qvest Media, PHABRIX Limited, and ProSiebenSat.1 Produktion.
• The ATSC standards group provided an update on 3.0 standards at the "Next Gen TV" conference in May. ATSC president, Mark Richer anticipates ratification of the A/331 (Signaling, Delivery, Sync and Error Protection) and A/360 Security and Service Protection) Proposed Standards this summer and is forecasting the A/300 ATSC 3.0 System Candidate Standard will progress to Proposed Standard. South Korean broadcasters MBC, KBS, and SBS are offering UHD through ATSC 3.0 in a limited area. Broadcasters had to defer offering services due to delays in equipment availability. Expanded coverage is planned later this year with a goal of completing the transition by 2022. Artel offers ATSC 3.0 Transition solutions for IP and fiber-based networks that are available today.
• The EBU appointed Noel Curran as the Director General beginning in September. Noel, is the former Director General, Managing Director of Television and Editor of Current Affairs of RTÉ, Ireland's national television and radio broadcaster. He will replace Ingrid Deltenre, who has led the EBU since 2010. Read the full story here
• SMPTE members are scheduled to share their expertise throughout Europe at industry events this summer. The line-up includes MediaTech 360 Event, June 7-8, London UK; EBU Technical Assembly, June 8-9, Stuttgart Germany; European Digital Forum of Lucca, June 15-16, Lucca Italy; and the HPA Tech Retreat UK, July 11-13, Oxfordshire UK. Additional information may be found on the SMPTE website.