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.
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.
The IP infrastructure train has definitely left the station, and we have a roadmap for the future... Stop by and see our demo at IBC Stand 10.F20!
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.
The LiveIP Project is a major proof of concept of just how far the industry has already moved towards a possible IP enabled live production. This EBU Technical Review explores this topic in more detail.
This document identifies requirements for the management of networked devices in an IT-based broadcasting infrastructure. It will help avoid proliferation of multiple, possibly proprietary management approaches that could otherwise occur amongst broadcasters.
This fourth revision of EBU Tech 3326 provides a minimum set of requirements necessary to ensure interoperability between equipment intended for the transport of contribution-quality audio over IP networks. (Rev. 4, Nov. 2014)
This document provides a low-level technical view of recommendations and parameters associated with an SLA for media transport services.