Research shows that televisions and associated devices are responsible for about 1.4 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. In addition, all the services used to gain audiences such as personalisation and use of AI, has a compounding effect. As public service media organisations, 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 Sustainability within PSM
- 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 practices in sustainability 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.
If you are interested in Sustainability within PSM, join our group on this topic and participate in the discussions. Some restrictions may apply.
A new EBU report highlights the work being done by Europe's public broadcasters to reduce CO2 emissions arising from their content production and distribution...
Issue 44 of tech-i was the first to be published after the COVID-19 pandemic had spread throughout the world. While the full impact of the crisis would take some time to be felt, strategy leaders at EBU Members had already started to reflect on how it might effect public service media in the medium term (pages 10–11).
Summary of the COVID-19 Roundtable on lessons learned during the crisis and their potential to help improve sustainability and reduce carbon footprints.