DO YOU WORK IN....
Electronic News Gathering
Film & TV Production
Conference & Corporate Production
The Law Courts
House of Worship
If you do it is certain to involve extensive use of radio frequencies. This resource is under serious threat.
WHO are BEIRG?
BEIRG is an independent and non-profitmaking association, working for the benefit of all those who use radio spectrum.
In the entertainment industry alone the PMSE (Programme Making & Special Events) sector employs in excess of 150,000 people producing content, on a daily basis that is then viewed or listened to by the entire population of the UK. Content produced by the UK entertainment industry is then sold on to be used around the world.
WHAT is BEIRG trying to achieve?
At present OFCOM is planning to sell off the radio frequencies which are currently used by the entertainment industry.
BEIRG's key objective is to maintain access to a sufficient quantity and quality of radio frequencies to ensure the continued production of material currently used and respected worldwide.
THE CONSEQUENCES OF FAILURE....
The entertainment industry contributes almost £15 billion annually to UK PLC, and rising! This figure increases dramatically when you include worldwide sales of content produced in the UK.
We must make OFCOM understand the damage that the spectrum sell-off will have to the entertainment industry and everyone that benefits from its products and services; that's basically everyone in the UK!
WHERE are wireless systems normally be used and what events would be affected?
Live concerts, theatre, TV shows (most presenters use wireless microphones), major sporting events (The Open, F1, The Premiership, Rugby League), are just a few of the high profile areas that use wireless systems. Major events such as Live 8 and the Olympic Games would all feel the impact of the loss of spectrum availability. If your life will not be affected by this spectrum sell-off, then you are probably living on the moon!
WHY must you support BEIRG?
If you use radiomics, In Ear Monitoring, talkback or video RF links, or any other wireless products, then what is being proposed with regard to radio frequencies you use every day will affect you, your clients, their customers and ultimately the audiences and viewing public we all serve.
Many more people from other industries will also be affected.
New technologies, including digital radio mics etc, are not going to solve the problem of lack of frequencies.
We must act to let the regulator know the potentially calamitous effect any wrong decisions will have on the entire community.
We must all meet this challenge together!
THE NEXT STEP....
Sign up and support BEIRG to achieve its objectives. Become a member by clicking 'How to Join' today.