The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

IPv6 for Broadcasters

Originally streamed July 11, 2012


More and more content consumers are turning to the Internet in their consumption of broadcaster content. This increased use of the Internet has also driven expansion of the Internet. Much of the expansion is occurring in an IPv6 only environment due to the shortage of conventional IPv4 address space.

As a broadcaster, if you are providing content to the Internet, IPv6 migration should be considered to allow for the best quality of experience (QoE) to a growing IPv6 content consumer audience without the use of translation schemes. Carriers and Internet service providers utilize translation devices to provide mixed IPv4 and IPv6 interoperability. The various translation schemes are suitable for TCP based applications such as email and web surfing, but can be detrimental to UDP based real-time media used by the broadcaster. In order to provide the best QoE, broadcasters should strive to provide their media content in a native format to IPv6 only users without the need for translation in addition to providing content to the legacy IPv4 users.

This webinar explores the background of IPv6, IPv6 terminology, and migration approaches to enable broadcasters, as content providers, to evaluate and develop an IPv6 implementation plan. Participants will also learn about the current state of the industry in technology fundamentals and principles and get suggestions on where to obtain further knowledge.

Click here for an article Pecena wrote for Radio World on IPv6.

Goals and Deliverables

At the conclusion of this webinar, attendees will have:

  • An awareness of IPv6 networking technology (broadcast focused)
  • A basic understanding of the current state of the industry in technology fundamentals and principles
  • Knowledge to help in making an informed decision about implementing IPv6 in their organizations
  • Suggestions on where to obtain further knowledge

Why You Should Attend

This webinar introduces broadcast engineers to IPv6 and help equip them to make informed decisions about implementing IPv6 in their organizations.

About Your Instructor – Wayne M. Pecena, CPBE, 8-VSB, AMD, DRB, CBNE

Wayne PecenaWayne Pecena is the assistant director of educational broadcast services in the Office of Information Technology at Texas A&M University. In this position, he serves as the director of engineering of TTVN: The Enterprise Videoconference and Data Network serving the Texas A&M University System and Public Broadcast stations KAMU-TV and KAMU-FM serving the Brazos Valley area. He is responsible for leading technology implementation for the enterprise network of the Texas A&M University System, supporting more than 150 IP data locations and more than 350 videoconference sites within Texas and internationally. In addition, Wayne is responsible for broadcast technology implementation at KAMU. He has more than 35 years of broadcast telecommunications experience and holds BS and MS degrees from Texas A&M University. He is a licensed private pilot and holds Amateur Radio Operator License N1WP.

SBE Recertification Credit

The completion of this webinar from Webinars by SBE qualifies for 1 credit, identified under Category I of the Recertification Schedule for SBE Certifications. 

Registration and Pricing   

This webinar is approximately 1 hour 20 minutes long.

SBE Members: $62

Non-Members: $92

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Bring this Presenter to Your Area

The Society of Broadcast Engineers is working with select industry professionals, including Wayne Pecena, to be a part of the new SBE Technical Presenters Group. For a reasonable fee and travel expenses, groups such as state broadcasters associations, broadcasting companies, SBE chapters and others have the opportunity to include one of these speakers in their next engineering conference, or as a trainer for their engineering staff. Speakers from the SBE Technical Presenters Group are generally available to speak across the country. Click here for details on how to confirm Wayne Pecena at your program.


If you have questions regarding this webinar, contact Cathy Orosz via email or by phone at 317-846-9000.

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