Audio Contribution over IP (ACIP)

Helps Members to improve their audio contribution over IP services.

To deliver high-quality audio feeds over the Internet, broadcasters rely on streaming audio over IP networks. To ensure quality and reliability over IP, broadcasters must consider a number of factors, including: forward error correction, diversity, low latency, error correction, redundancy and robust encoding/decoding. Most commercial buildings now have Ethernet cabling, so it is easier to create IP links. However, it is critical that broadcasters ensure their provider is aware of the quality of service necessary for contribution-quality TV links.

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.

Project closed

The topic of Audio contribution over IP was part of the EBU's Strategic Programme on Future Networked Systems. This topic is now closed. The EBU would like to thank the Project Group for their hard work. Please refer to the publications tab for additional information about this topic. 



EBU, Geneva

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

More info

The JT-NM WebFirst UHD Sports Scenario Analysis develops a set of user requirements based on introducing two potentially disruptive concepts to traditional broadcasting; two-way connectivity with the end consumer, and the introduction of Internet Technology and all that brings with it, including big data techniques, large-scale virtualization, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies.

Related topics