Educational Programs


BTS is many things to its members-- scientific publisher, technical conference sponsor, networking resource-- but at its core BTS is a community of learning. From undergraduate students and PhD candidates to tenured professors, world-renowned researchers and industry leaders, BTS is a place where broadcast engineers from across the spectrum can find engaging and enriching educational opportunities.

Current Programs:

IP Video for Broadcast Engineers

Delivering video signals over IP networks is rapidly revolutionizing all aspects of the broadcast business, starting at the camera and reaching all the way to viewers' homes and mobile devices. Many new standards, including 4K/UHD and ATSC 3.0, are being built to leverage the tremendous cost and scale advantages of IP technology. IEEE - BTS has developed this course specifically to address the needs of engineers, managers and technicians who need to quickly come up to speed on the wide range of new technologies that will increasingly dominate broadcast facilities and networks during the remainder of this decade and beyond.


This course will provide a detailed look at the key technologies used to transmit video signals over IP networks to viewers, for contribution and distribution, and within production facilities. The emphasis will be on explaining the underlying technologies and showing practical applications for them. Students will become familiar with a range of terminology and industry standards, and gain an understanding of how IP video technologies will impact their current and future plans for video networking and delivery.

 Distinguished Lecturer Program

The BTS Distinguished Lecturer Program exists for the purpose of providing BTS chapters with a list of quality lecturers who can potentially give talks at local chapter meetings, as well as funding to support the travel expenses of the lecturer. The program provides a means for chapters to have access to individuals who are well known educators and authors in the fields of broadcast technology to lecture at chapter meetings. Find out more...

BTS Young Professionals (formerly GOLD)

IEEE BTS Young Professionals program was created to help students transition to young professionals within the BTS IEEE community. BTS IEEE Young Professionals are automatically added to the BTS Young Professionals member community as they graduate. Find out more...