Media Information Management

Helps Members to enhance and enrich their media by integrating their data from commissioning to distribution.

Media information management is an important aspect of broadcasting. As IT-based technology becomes the norm, it is essential that broadcasters use flexible models including web technologies as well as agile systems and architectures supporting adaptation to new business models workflows, and preventing vendor lock-in situations. The use of semantic modelling and flexible IP & service-based ‘Service Oriented Architectures’ offer greater interoperability over current system design practices that are usually proprietary.  The volume of data is growing but also its value. It is crucial to be able to efficiently manage, extract, index and retrieve information through the value chain, using well established conceptual and process models.

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 Strategic Programme on Media Information Management

The topic of Media Information Management is part of the EBU's Strategic Programme on Media Information Management.

Main activities:

  • Helps Members to enhance and enrich their media by integrating their data (descriptive and technical but also subtitles) from commissioning to distribution.
  • Identifies and analyses tools for the analysis of content and cheaper automatic data extraction. We do so by sharing expertise in a community of academic and industry specialists for you to bring your experience and best practice. We also welcome users and implementers who are keen to learn and contribute. Based on your requirements, we cooperate in the definition of standards to ensure more interoperability and robustness facing the challenges of future changes in technology.

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