BroadThinking 2021

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BroadThinking is the annual EBU event for online video specialists. The 2021 programme provided a mix of EBU Members and industry specialists sharing and discussing relevant insights on all technical topics related to online media delivery.

On the BroadThinking 2021 agenda

  • Platform Gateways: A review of market developments relevant for PSM
  • OTT-platforms trends within and outside the EBU Membership
  • Content segmentation: Towards modularity and findability
  • Using real-time speech-to-text to create recommendations on the fly
  • The state of art of HbbTV services
  • What can DVB-I add to HbbTV: a first implementation
  • Zattoo’s implementation of HbbTV on AndroidTV
  • Connected car strategies and head-end-capabilities
  • Content protection using multiple encryption schemes
  • Sustainability of online services
  • Access Services in the online domain
  • Unlocking 5G potential for media industry
  • 5G Media Streaming architecture explained
  • Low Latency and HESP in multi-CDN 
  • Backhauling using satellite to complement CDNs
  • The potential of WebRTC to become the next protocol for OTT services
  • DVB-I, the new specification for broadcasters’ online services
  • Codec developments for online distribution
  • Regulation developments and impact for broadcasters
  • Also included Panel discussions with platform providers on capabilities of browsers/applications and EBU Members on the state of play of their OTT services.

Setting the scene

The following reports provided the basis and context to some of the presentations and the panel discussion during the event.