FORECAST 2017 - 20th Anniversary

How will media content be delivered in five, ten or 15 years’ time? As consumption patterns, media genres and distribution technologies evolve, EBU Members are seeking to position themselves appropriately and to balance long-term cost, market share considerations and their PSM remit.

The EBU’s FORECAST seminar has been guiding Members through the media distribution maze for two decades. The scope of the event has gradually widened from a focus on technical aspects of terrestrial broadcast to a higher-level strategic treatment of media distribution technologies.

Speaker Bios

Speakers at FORECAST 2017.

Live Poll Results

Conference participants' opinions on relevant topics.

Topics during FORECAST 2017

  • The latest on technology trends: what’s new on DTT; advanced satellite technologies such as High Throughput Satellites, large scale Low Earth Orbit constellations; the current state of 4G/5G and eMBMS and more.
  • The latest on the spectrum battle: calls to release the 700 MHz band, the future use of sub-700 MHz bands and broadcasters’ preparations for the WRC-19/23 World Radiocommunications Conference.
  • The latest on regulatory changes affecting the media industry: the new European Electronic Communications Code is coming, but how is the existing ITU regulation adapting?
  • Sustainable business models: can win-win scenarios be created for all stakeholders along the broadcast value chain? What consequences would a shift to a 5G model mean for broadcasters who are now successfully running OTT services?


All resources from the previous conference, FORECAST 2016, are available to EBU Members and conference participants here.


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