Industry Collaborative Groups

IABM Endorsement Program for Industry Collaborative Groups

An industry-wide framework to deliver shared answers to common challenges 

The ICG Endorsement Program is a major IABM initiative and is designed to encourage collaboration across a wide range of industry issues and opportunities, from best practice to standardization and interoperability. IABM’s vision is for a universally recognized framework where endorsed collaborative groups will be supported, promoted and encouraged to fulfil their potential and move forward in an open, constructive environment to the benefit of the wider industry.  

“We have launched the ICG Endorsement Program in response to the many challenges our industry currently faces. Whether it’s SDI to IP, HD to UHD, HDR or WCG, traditional or new age delivery, there is a plethora of issues around standardization, best practice and interoperability that need to be solved. Our endorsement program will help collaborative groups solve those problems and lead the industry forward.”
IABM CEO Peter White 

Collaborative groups can be an excellent way of moving things forward quickly and efficiently. However, if they are not properly constituted, these groups can sometimes lead us down blind alleys or serve the commercial interests of just a few. Our ICG Endorsement Program has been carefully formulated to avoid these pitfalls, and we envision that endorsed collaborative groups will have the authority and momentum to solve problems and lead the industry forward by supporting and promoting industry standardization while avoiding proprietary dead-ends.

Applications for endorsement are invited from all industry collaborative groups. Details of how to apply can be found here

How to gain endorsement

To gain endorsement under the ICG Endorsement Program, applicants must meet a number of key criteria, all of which will ensure that endorsed organizations conduct their business in an open, sustainable and professional manner that is beneficial both to members of the groups and the wider industry. Group requirements for ICG endorsement are:

  • Beneficial to the industry.
  • Entities engaged in the entertainment and media industry.
  • Open, standards-based approach where appropriate.
  • Non-discriminatory approach to membership.
  • Non-profit.
  • Free or reasonable membership dues.
  • Not to favor the commercial interests of an individual company.
  • Share relevant information with IABM.
  • Present their views in a professional, non-partisan manner

What are the benefits for endorsed groups?

  • Promotion to supply and demand sides of the industry
  • Host meetings
  • Contribute technology expertise
  • Expand International reach through IABM branches
  • Promote upcoming meetings to entire membership
  • Where possible, provide demonstration space at exhibitions for their output
  • Present papers at our technology events and/or conference.
  • Offer an independent technology chairperson for their activities
  • Provide IABM authored regular news updates on the web (based upon IABM representation at their meetings).
Existing collaborative groups
This section contains a list of known collaborative groups relevant to IP broadcast and media infrastructures.
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