IABM, the international association for broadcast and media technology suppliers, has launched a virtual resource to provide a one-stop, central repository for Business Continuity information from countries around the world to support the broadcast and media industry.

The idea is to provide everyone in the broadcast and media industry with a single, central resource populated with relevant, local information to support their businesses during the pandemic.

To launch the repository, the IABM team has sourced some official information from 13 countries, with contributions from regional members’ councils. IABM is asking the worldwide broadcast and media community to share any official information they have from their country or state with IABM, who will add this to the Business Continuity Resources repository.

IABM is also encouraging questions on any issues. Where IABM is unable to provide an answer directly, the association will seek to find the correct information from its global network.

“The whole world is facing an unprecedented challenge with the coronavirus pandemic, and history tells us that pulling together is the best way through any crisis,” said Peter White, CEO, IABM. “As the trade body that represents over 600 broadcast and media technology vendors worldwide and also maintains close links with the end-user community globally and specifically through its Global Engaged Partner program, we are ideally placed to be the fulcrum to keep the whole industry informed and up to date with useful knowledge and advice. I encourage everyone to contribute where they can to help their fellow broadcast and media professionals – and if they have further ideas for how IABM can support the industry, we’d love to hear them too.”

Jon Creamer