||This program will study the evolution of terrestrial delivery networks.|
With multiple distribution possibilities for EBU Members, what is the roadmap for the use of terrestrial broadcast networks? This is important for planning distribution strategies, requirements for future services and ensuring a transparent debate on the value of such networks – which remain the core distribution mechanism for many EBU members.
Could broadband networks, particularly wireless, address some of the requirements of broadcasting content wirelessly?
For wireless broadband technologies to be viable as a means of distributing long-form media content, they will need to meet requirements from the broadcast community.
The work will address the future terrestrial broadcasting and wireless broadband networks in terms of their potential to carry broadcasting services both linear and non-linear.
Scope and conditions for co-operation between different terrestrial networks will also be investigated.
The program will investigate the feasibility of the delivery of broadcasting content using mobile broadband technologies, taking account the requirements of public service broadcasters. It will propose a methodology to formulate a set of operational, technical and economic conditions that have to be met in order to unlock the potental of wireless broadband network delivery for broadcasting services.