Sustainable Technology in Broadcasting

Helps Members to understand how to use sustainability measurement and metrics to deliver business transformation.

Research shows that televisions and associated devices are responsible for about two per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions (similar to the aviation industry). This percentage is only expected to grow as the cost of energy and resources increases. As public service broadcasters, we have a responsibility to improve the environmental performance of the broadcasting industry to make it more sustainable. 

EBU Technology & Innovation Workplan

Every two years, the EBU develops a roadmap for technology and innovation activities based on the requirements and inputs given by EBU Members. The result of this roadmap is our bi-annual EBU Technology & Innovation Workplan. Strategic programmes and project groups are set up to focus on specific areas of interest. To access the latest Workplan, click here.

EBU Interdisciplinary Programme on Sustainable Technology in Broadcasting

  • Helps Members to understand how to use sustainability measurement and metrics to deliver business transformation thus aiding informed decision making.
  • Supports the use of case studies that take advantage of work done in other related industries, such as the ICT sector.
  • Produces guidelines on best practice in sustainable production and develop a common methodology for measuring the carbon footprint of production.
  • Acts as a collective voice when liaising with other groups who seek to engage with the broadcasting industry on sustainability and environmental issues, such as the ITU and other stakeholders.

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If you are interested in Sustainable Technology in Broadcasting, join our group on this topic and participate in the discussions.  Some restrictions may apply. 

Coming soon!

VRT joins the PEACH team

Testing UHD-HDR-HFR-NGA live

EBU launches NLE user group

NTS 2018 on stream

Digital Radio Week 2018

A burning question on displays

EBU surveys Members on AR

EBU prepares Multi-CDN pilot

New hope for DTT in Turkey?

18 - 20 Nov 2019

NRK, Oslo, Norway

A hands-on workshop to learn how to achieve high quality live HDR productions, how to perform high quality HDR<>SDR conversions and more...

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27 - 28 Nov 2019

MediaCity UK, Salford/Manchester

Kindly hosted by the BBC at its Manchester facility, this AI and Data Initiative workshop will explore how AI is changing the media landscape and where media organizations are finding potential to leverage the technology. The event is open to EBU Members.

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21 Jan 2020

EBU Geneva

Held in place of the annual FORECAST event in November, the 'FORECAST – Special WRC-19/23 Workshop' will look at the outcomes of WRC-19 (World Radiocommunication Conference, November 2019, Sharm el-Sheikh) and focus on actions and preparations for WRC-23.


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02 Feb 2020

ULB, Brussels (BE)

As in the past years, the EBU is co-organizing an Open Media Devroom at the annual Developers Conference FOSDEM.

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12 Feb 2020

EBU Geneva

The EBU Digital Radio Summit returns for 2020, bringing together experts from around the world to discuss current hot topics around Digital Radio.

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24 - 25 Mar 2020

EBU Geneva

BroadThinking is the key event where broadcast meets online. Annual exchange in all things 5G, delivery, streaming, interactivity and more

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23 - 24 Jun 2020

EBU Geneva

The EBU Network Technology Seminar at EBU HQ in Geneva is the annual rendezvous for broadcast experts dealing with IP production infrastructure, as well as for IT network and storage specialists that deal with broadcast media content.

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PSM organizations produce content and services for linear and non-linear distribution. This set of requirements is to ensure the desired availability and technical quality of PSM services across all distribution platforms and on all devices.

The workplan sets the framework of strategic activities of the Technical Committee and its Strategic Programmes, leveraging the collective expertise of our community and encouraging collaboration among the Members. 

The pressure on spectrum in the UHF band, where DTT is mainly implemented, has given rise to the idea that Band III could be used for DTT instead. This guide tells you why this is NOT the case and how you can contribute to the discussions.

The Media Node Maturity Checklist is designed to aid discussions between customers and vendors and to help customers quickly assess the level of maturity and suitability of ST-2110-based production equipment for deployment.