ORF’S AIDITOR Platform wins 2024 EBU Technology & Innovation Award

Austrian broadcaster ORF has taken first place at this year’s EBU Technology & Innovation Awards with its AIDITOR platform, a project that is propelling ORF to the frontiers of AI usage in programme making.

Are we ready to do “whatever it takes”?

EBU Director of Technology & Innovation Antonio Arcidiacono draws parallels between some of the challenges facing the European Union and those faced by public service media. Referring to a recent speech...

EBU Technology & Innovation Award 2024: and the nominees are...

The winner of the EBU Technology & Innovation Award 2024 will be announced during the EBU Technical Assembly in Naples on 13 June. Here we provide an overview of the nominated projects.

tech-i 60: France TV on track for tech innovation at Paris 2024

Issue 60 of tech-i, the quarterly magazine from EBU Technology & Innovation, is now available for download. Its cover celebrates the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, which serve as the backdrop to several exciting...

EBU launches Live IP Media Sandbox to bridge skill gap in IP-based media production

Housed in two compact flight racks, the initiative aims to provide Members with both theoretical and practical knowledge, with a strong emphasis on hands-on experience.

Getting it right: HDR Task Force advises on live HDR sports coverage signals

Through its HDR Task Force, EBU is hosting a series of informative sessions aimed at providing practical guidance on handling live signals for sports content distributed in HDR.

How NRK took the initiative on HDR production and distribution

Odd Erling Høgberg describes how he and his colleagues at Norway’s NRK put HDR (high dynamic range) production workflows in place, while also building enthusiasm for the new format across the organization.

AIDI Micro-workshop with DW explores fairness and inclusiveness in AI

The workshop by the EBU AI and Data Initiative (AIDI) and Deutsche Welle (Monday 22 April, 13:00-15:30) explores how the use of training data of overwhelmingly Western origins may impact the output of...

5G in production at scale requires harmonized regulatory frameworks

The EBU is calling on regulators and the industry to improve the conditions for the use of 5G in professional large-scale media production, in a newly published white paper. The white paper will also be...

Looking back at WRC-23 – an excellent outcome for broadcasting

The EBU brought a strong team and strong messages to the ITU World Radiocommunication Conference in Dubai at the end of 2023. In this tech-i feature, the EBU's Elena Puigrefagut, Walid Sami and Darko Ratkaj...

EBU R 143 Cybersecurity Recommendation update encompasses SaaS products

The recently published update of cybersecurity recommendation EBU R 143 now includes provisions specifically tailored to Software as a Service (SaaS) products.

Content-dependent power-saving models for HDR displays

Experimental findings have demonstrated that targeted adjustments to HDR video signals can reduce the power consumption of display devices with minimal impact on viewers, writes Gosala Kulupana (BBC R&D).

Putting data at the heart of successful PSM strategies

There is a growing realization that sound data architectures are essential to serving modern media audiences. We asked three of those active in the area – Jürgen Grupp (SWR), Samuel Profumo (RTBF) and...

Embracing the AI opportunity for the good of society

Antonio Arcidiacono, EBU Director of Technology & Innovation, on why public service media organizations are at a pivotal moment when it comes to AI. "Big companies and private investors are putting massive...

New white paper on satellite-enhanced edge delivery

The 5G-EMERGE project white paper describes a state-of-the-art hybrid delivery ecosystem that can seamlessly feed distributed ‘edge caches’ on 5G and other regional terrestrial networks over satellites.

tech-i 59: Positive outcome for broadcasting at WRC-23

The cover story for the latest issue of EBU tech-i magazine marks the successful outcome for broadcasters of the recent ITU World Radiocommunication Conference in Dubai. Elsewhere in the magazine you can...

Nominations are open for the Technology & Innovation Awards 2024

Send us your nomination for the 'Technology & Innovation Award' and the 'Young Technology Talent Award' 2024! The deadline is 29 April.

Putting AI to work in the fight against disinformation

With its ability to process and analyse large amounts of data on a scale and at a speed that can’t be matched by humans, AI can enable newsrooms to level the playing field and help tackle this problem....

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.