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New Live IP Software Toolkit (LIST) supports latest IP specs

The EBU has released version 2.2. of the Live IP Software Toolkit (LIST) for testing and diagnosing IP-based live production infrastructures, addig support for new standards such as SMPTE ST 2110-22 with Jpeg XS.

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100 Years of media technology advanced by public service media

Individual public service media companies have made countless technology advances that all deserve recognition. Here we focus on some of the collective achievements of public service broadcasters over...

African Union of Broadcasters supports “No Change” for UHF band at WRC-23

The African Union of Broadcasters (AUB) has declared support for a “No Change” position by African states on the use of the UHF band at WRC-23. The Union had originally reached the decision in April and...

VRT tells all about their Innovation Hubs at BTF workshop in Brussels

A successful scheme, first devised by Belgian broadcasters, to invite fresh thinking and coordinate innovation with industry and start-ups is to set up ‘Innovation Hubs’. The EBU Broadcast Technology Futures...

TV 2 hosts EBU Members and partners for 5G live production tests in Copenhagen

Run as part of the Horizon 2020 funded 5G-RECORDS project, a 5G-based production network connecting wireless cameras and microphones is being tested under realistic conditions.

How EBU Members rallied to help keep Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC on air

The war in Ukaine has highlighted the spirit of solidarity among EBU Members, with Europe’s public service media community going the extra mile to ensure their colleagues in Ukraine can continue their...

Temporary, nomadic and cross-border – EBU explains media needs for 5G non-public network licenses at EU forum

Recently, the EBU spoke at a workshop of the EU Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) to help advance the regulatory discussions on 5G in media applications – this time on the topic of so called 5G non-public...

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Broadcasters and vendors work hand-in-hand in the shift to new IP-based infrastructures

The annual EBU Network Technology Seminar took place last week in Geneva, providing an opportunity for broadcasters and vendors to take stock of the ongoing transition to IP-based production infrastructures....

ESA and EBU to build solutions for emerging satellite-enabled 5G media market

The EBU has signed an agreement with ESA, the European Space Agency, to work together on developing solutions that leverage 5G systems and so-called ‘edgecasting’ to put Europe at the vanguard of media...

Designing resilient media distribution networks for resilient societies

Ensuring the contribution and distribution of information remains active, even when key infrastructure is destroyed, is a fundamental requirement for any democratic society. A modern distribution network...

Michael Nugent from ERT elected Chair of new EBU Technical Committee

The 28th EBU Technical Assembly elected a new Technical Committee and Chair at its annual meeting, which was hosted by France Télévisions in Montpellier this year.

EBU announces winners of 2022 EBU Technology & Innovation Awards

Spanish EBU Member RTVE has won this year’s EBU Technology & Innovation Award for their ‘5G and beyond’ project, and Petri Karlsson from Finnish broadcaster YLE took the Young Technology Talent of the...

Montpellier welcomes EBU technology leaders

France Télévisions is hosting the annual gathering of technology leaders from Europe's public service media community, the EBU Technical Assembly. CTOs and many DGs have gathered for the event 'in person'...

tech-i 52: A producer’s paradise – France TV’s fiction factory

With the 28th EBU Technical Assembly to be hosted by France Télévisions in Montpellier, the June 2022 issue of tech-i magazine visits the broadcaster's impressive production facility just outside the city...

HbbTV – a major tool for accessibility

A rich and flexible feature set coupled with widespread deployment means HbbTV offers great possibilities for broadcasters to deliver accessibility services, writes Klaus Merkel of ARD broadcaster rbb.   

NTS 2022 opens for physical attendance and keynotes from 3 industry leading tech providers

Attention production infrastructure architects: After two years online, the EBU Network Technology Seminar (14-15 June, Geneva) is back and finally open for physical attendance again! Join us for a packed...

Live media production with 5G – testing a new architecture for multiple wireless cameras

The EBU takes part in the Horizon 2020 project 5G-RECORDS, alongside Ericsson, BBC, TV2 Denmark, Rai, and a number of other partners. 5G RECORDS explores the feasibility of live media production over a...

5G Broadcasts of the Eurovision Song Contest – the what, how and why

A 5G Broadcast signal transmitted the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in high quality from sites in 4 European cities simultaneously. For now, only a select group of users with 5G Broadcast-enabled smartphones...

Automatic monitoring of perceived quality for audiovisual content

Spain’s RTVE has been testing a pioneering solution that combines video analytics and AI to automate the complex and time-consuming task of quality monitoring. Javier Sánchez Pérez tells the story.

First multi-site 5G Broadcast trials deliver Eurovision Song Contest in Italy, Austria, France and Germany

EBU Members Rai, ORS/ORF, France Télévisions and SWR/ARD showcase how 5G Broadcast can deliver live content to mass audiences.

EBU celebrates International Girls in ICT Day

EBU Technology & Innovation welcomed a group of young schoolgirls from the local Geneva community to spend a fun and interactive afternoon at EBU headquarters as part of the ITU ‘Girls in ICT day’ initiative.

EBU highlights need to maintain resilient mix of media distribution infrastructures for times of crisis

The EBU calls on national regulators and public service media to maintain multiple media distribution infrastructures in order to ensure service continuity and maximised reach in times of crisis.

The essential building blocks for accessibility services

Media accessibility relies on several building blocks, each one essential to the overall service. If any element in the user journey to being able to share in the experience of the media content is missing,...

New expert group on regulatory needs for wireless programme making and special events (PMSE)

The EBU Strategic Programme Spectrum has launched a new expert group on PMSE which will consider spectrum requirements for dedicated wireless production networks and seek to ensure that regulatory solutions...

Updated Cybersecurity recommendation includes Priority Levels for media systems, software and services

The EBU Media Cybersecurity group (MCS) has released a new version of cybersecurity Recommendation R 143 that now includes three priority levels for requirements recommended by security experts at EBU...