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. 

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11 - 13 Jun 2019

EBU Geneva

The MDN Workshop at EBU HQ in Geneva is the annual meeting point for developers working on Metadata and Artificial Intelligence in broadcasting. It is open to the public.

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18 - 19 Jun 2019

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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13 - 17 Sep 2019

RAI, Amsterdam

Join us at Europe's largest annual conference and exhibition dedicated to media technology. You'll find our stand in Hall 10, stand F20.

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22 - 23 Oct 2019

The EBU Media Cybersecurity Seminar assembles a line-up of leading security experts in the media industry for an exchange on current online security risks, mitigation strategies and industry trends. The event also provides guidance and hands-on experience through a set of tutorials.

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21 - 22 Jan 2020

EBU HQ, Geneva

Held in place of the annual FORECAST event in November, the 'FORECAST – Special WRC-19/23 Workshop' (January 2020, final dates tbc) 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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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.

The inaugural European Championships in summer 2018 provided a perfect opportunity to test several emerging technologies. This issue of tech-i looks at what was done in terms of both production and distribution, covering advanced video and audio formats and potential 5G approaches.

In order to achieve plug-and-play interoperability in ST-2110-based Live IP production infrastructures, a 'Full Stack' of protocols is sought. This slide details the 'Minimum Stack' of protocolls needed to achieve this goal.

The renewed momentum across Europe behind the transition to digital radio providing new possibilities for innovation in the service offering. Alongside this, hybrid enables innovation in the user experience by enhancing broadcast with broadband-delivered services.

For Public Service Media access services such as subtitling are very important. The formats used for its creation and distribution are evolving and converging around IMSC.

The Interoperable Master Format is a SMPTE standard for the interchange of multi-version, finished audio-visual content. How relevant is it for broadcasters?

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 amongst the Members. 

The Media Technology Pulse is a publication from the EBU Technology & Innovation department, highlighting critical media technology trends for EBU Members.