Giving old lenses a new lease of life

The production technology team at SVT has developed a means of bringing vintage equipment back into everyday use. Julia Kjaergaard explains how this cost-effective and sustainable solution came about at...

Media data spaces: why TEMS is worth a closer look

The TEMS consortium aims to build a resilient data-driven ecosystem in the media sector. Véronique Demilly (France Télévisions) explains why media companies should pay attention and explains some of the...

RTVE takes DTT to the next level with UHD launch

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE will launch a nationwide UHD service on free-to-air terrestrial television in February 2024. Ángel García Castillejo and Javier Sánchez Pérez describe the steps involved...

France Télévisions pioneering free-to-air UHD in France

The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games provide an ideal focus for the launch of a new era in terrestrial broadcasting in France. France Télévisions’ Jacques Donat-Bouillud, head of distribution, and...

EuroVOX brings live captions to broadband audiences of VRT’s “De Warmste Week"

Every year, VRT hosts “De Warmste Week" (The Warmest Week) – a charitable event with a 7-day live radio broadcast from ‘t Zand Square in Bruges. This year’s coverage will be more accessible than ever,...

Our technology year: supporting EBU members in creating engaging and trusted content

This feature, first published in issue 58 of tech-i magazine, looks back at some of the technology-related EBU highlights in 2023.

EBU position reflected in WRC-23 decision on UHF band

Broadcasting will remain the only primary service in the frequency band 470–694 MHz across ITU Region 1, which includes Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and parts of Asia. The decision is a boost to EBU...

New test chart to help SDR viewers benefit from HDR production

NRK’s Thomas Berglund explains why and how he created a new video test chart that provides an easy and efficient way to verify signal levels according to EBU R 103.

EBU champions broadcast innovation for global early warning systems at COP28

The crucial role of terrestrial broadcasting in times of crisis was the focus of an EBU statement at a COP28 session in Dubai this week. The statement emphasized broadcasting's universal coverage, resilient...

PSM exploring the capabilities of AI in Austria, Czechia and the Netherlands

Projects at ORF, Czech Radio and EO/NPO show how artificial intelligence, when combined with human creativity, can bring benefits for content creators and audiences alike.

Can we keep the information flowing?

"The services provided by EBU Members – and especially their news and information services – must be considered as critical for society in times of crisis. And this means prioritizing resilience and business...

tech-i 58: When human creativity meets artificial intelligence

The December 2023 issue of tech-i magazine looks at some of the many ways in which EBU Members are leveraging AI technologies to benefit audiences, including reports on projects at ORF (Austria), EO/NPO...

EBU aims to protect UHF for broadcasting and the creative industries at WRC-23

With the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 opening in Dubai today, the EBU's Walid Sami expressed optimism that crucial UHF spectrum used by broadcasters for both distribution and production would...

EBU HORIZONS tackles thorny questions on the future of PSM distribution and platforms

The two-day event brought together reprsentatives of public service media organizations and others involved in media distribution. The presentations and unconference session reports from EBU HORIZONS 2023...

EBU takes sustainability message to Media & Entertainment Leaders Summit

The annual Media & Entertainment Leaders Summit took place in London last week, with speakers examining trends and technologies that are accelerating change in the television and video business. Alongside...

ASBU-EBU Tech Week focuses on best practices on production, content exchange and distribution

The annual ASBU–EBU Week of Technology, taking place in Tunisia, has seen the continuation of long-standing cooperation between European broadcasters and their peers in the Arab States Broadcasting Union.

EBU and 42 organizations launch Trusted European data Space (TEMS) consortium

Data is the fuel of digital innovation. Trust is a key value of public service media. The Trusted European data Space (TEMS) consortium aims to combine the two.

AIDI Spotlight to feature France Télévisions’ work with AI and Data

Every month, the EBU AI and Data Initiative’s (AIDI) features an EBU Member organization's work on AI and Data in a series of Spotlight events. The next AIDI Spotlight on Monday 30 October, 16:00-17:30...

Emmy Awards reward public service media’s role in the development of HDR

High Dynamic Range (HDR) video has been one of the most appreciated improvements in video technology of the past decade. The innovation, in which EBU members organizations BBC and NHK were directly involved,...

EBU publishes test results for dynamic HDR converters

New test results from the EBU show dynamic HDR converters can create exceptional image quality, outperforming static converters in terms of highlight compression. However, artefacts may appear in certain...

Going deep on the biggest challenges for public service media distribution

HORIZONS 2023, taking place at EBU headquarters next month, will tackle a wide variety of topics relevant to the future evolution of media distribution technologies and platforms. Combining a one-day conference...

Key milestone reached for emerging satellite-enhanced online media-delivery system

Members of the 5G-EMERGE project, aiming to optimize distribution networks for online media, met recently in Italy to agree the baseline system design for the ecosystem, which uses 5G technologies to achieve...

Fending off disasters with the EBU Media Cybersecurity Seminar 2023

The annual EBU Media Cybersecurity Seminar is back, bringing together the brightest minds in media security at European public service media organizations and beyond. For the first time, this edition of...

EBU Members take generative AI in new directions at Radio France

The inaugural EBU Horizons Hackjam on generative AI took place in Paris this week. The goal of this hands-on event was to explore different ideas and to generate prototypes at the end of 28 hours.