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Society of Broadcast Engineers Releases ATSC3 Specialist Certification

November 18, 2020

Deadline to register for first exam is Dec. 31, 2020 The Society of Broadcast Engineers, in its continuing effort to advance its Program of Certification, has added a new Specialist Certification to its offerings: The ATSC3 Specialist. In addition to...


Society of Broadcast Engineers Presents John H. Battison Award for Lifetime Achievement to Mark Persons

September 25, 2020

The Society of Broadcast Engineers presented its Membership Meeting & Awards Presentation (MMAP) webcast on Sept. 23. The program, held online after the in-person events had to be cancelled because of COVID-19, combined the SBE's annual Membership Meeting and Awards...


Society of Broadcast Engineers Hires New Executive Director

September 23, 2020

In January of this year, the SBE announced that Executive Director John Poray would retire at the end of 2020. John has been the society's executive director for 28 years. In March, the process began to find a candidate to...


Ennes Educational Foundation Trust Announces Five Scholarship Recipients

August 28, 2020

The Ennes Educational Foundation Trust™ has awarded five scholarships for 2020. The recipients were chosen from applications received by July 1, 2020, from the previous 12 months. The Harold E. Ennes Scholarship, Robert D. Greenberg Scholarship, John H. Battison Founder's...


SBE Re-Elects Wayne Pecena as President

August 20, 2020

The Society of Broadcast Engineers, the association for broadcast and multimedia technology professionals, announces the results of the 2020 election for the national board of directors. Wayne Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE, was re-elected as the society's president. Pecena...


SBE Asks FCC to Extend C-Band Lump-Sum Reimbursement Filing Deadline

August 19, 2020

The Society of Broadcast Engineers on Aug. 17, 2020, filed a Motion for Extension of Time to Submit Lump-Sum Cost Reimbursement Payment Elections for C-Band Earth Station owners through Sept. 30, 2020. The current reimbursement submission deadline is Aug. 31,...


RJ Russell, Fred Baumgartner and Roland Robinson Receive SBE’s 2020 Top Individual Award Honors

August 4, 2020

The winner of the Robert W. Flanders SBE Engineer of the Year award for 2020 is RJ Russell, CPBE, of Middletown, DE. The award is presented to a member who has excelled in his or her career while furthering the...


Society of Broadcast Engineers 2020 National Meeting Goes Virtual

August 3, 2020

The SBE 22 Broadcast & Technology Expo, the partner event, has been cancelled. The Society of Broadcast Engineers planned to hold its 56th SBE National Meeting in Liverpool, NY, just outside of Syracuse, on Sept. 22 and 23. The event...


2020 Membership Drive Brings 27 New Members

July 29, 2020

The 2020 SBE Membership Drive, themed “Going, Growing, Knowing – Join the SBE,” brought in 27 new members. The Drive ran from March through May. Each member who recruited a new member was entered into a drawing to win prizes...


SBE Officer, Director Candidates Announced for 2020 Election

July 17, 2020

Each year the SBE membership elects members to serve on the national Board of Directors, the governing body of the society. This includes all four officers for one-year terms and half the 12 directors for two-year terms. The election takes...


SBE Releases 2020 Compensation Survey Results

July 14, 2020

From April 1 to May 31, 2020, the Society of Broadcast Engineers conducted its fifth annual compensation survey to determine salary levels and benefits among broadcast and media technology engineers. This survey provides a wealth of useful information, and it...


SBE Begins Search for New Executive Director

June 30, 2020

The announcement came early this year that, after 28 years as SBE executive director, John Poray would retire on December 31, 2020. To begin the process of identifying a qualified individual to fill the executive director position, SBE President Wayne...


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