Thinking differently about the metaverse and shared experiences

It’s all too easy to dismiss the metaverse as a greed-driven attempt by tech giants to pull us ever deeper into their web; or perhaps as a techno-utopian vision of a life lived in 3D headsets. And for...

European UHF study points to continued need for dedicated DTT and PSME spectrum

A new study published by the European Commission supports the EBU position that there should not be any change in the way that UHF spectrum is allocated in Europe. The study makes clear that both digital...

Carbon offsets should be a last resort, says ITU opinion

A recently published opinion from the International Telecommunications Union with EBU input urges the broadcasting industry to focus first on reducing engergy consumption, rather than the use of offsetting...

Preparations for WRC-23 pass a milestone

After two years of studying and negotiating options, and with the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 still over a year away, ITU Task Group 6/1 has submitted its contribution for the final report...

5G RECORDS project wrap-up: one step closer to media production over 5G

With the EU-funded project 5G RECORDS having concluded its 2-year time frame, we look back at the achievements and EBU's contribution to the project.

EBU and ASBU colleagues gather for Week of Technology

Building on a long history of collaboration, the EBU once again supported the ASBU (Arab States Broadcasting Union) Week of Technology conference earlier this month. EBU contributions came both from experts...

EBU TC establishes Web3 and Metaverse group

The EBU’s Technical Committee has decided to launch a project group on Web3 and Metaverse technology, following a workshop on the topic held by the EBU Technology & Innovation department with over 70 Member...

New position paper calls for European Media Data Space

A new positioning paper authored by the EBU and its Members, arguing for the creation of dedicated dataspaces for the European media and creative industry, has now published by the Gaia-X consortium.

Transforming media workflows to increase flexibility and reduce costs

Madelen Ottosson of SVT describes how the Swedish broadcaster is stepping towards software-based production and distribution through a joint project with Agile Content. The project took third place in...

How RTVE took pioneering steps with 5G for media

The EBU Technology & Innovation Award 2022 was won by Spain’s RTVE for its “5G and beyond” project. Director of Technological Strategy, Pere Vila, explains how the award-winning project – or collection...

Opening a window on audiovisual archives in the Western Balkans

A recently launched platform, built by the EBU, that should facilitate increased cooperation between PSM organizations in the Western Balkans. The work has taken place within the framework of the Technical...

Public service media as a growth engine

At the recent EBU General Assembly, BBC Director-General Tim Davie struck an upbeat note: “We can’t just be sitting, as public services, managing decline. We’re too good for this. I really believe that...

tech-i 53: T&I Award 2022 – taking 5G in media to new heights

In the latest issue of our quarterly magazine, now available for download, you can read about the projects that were recognized in the EBU Technology & Innovation Awards 2022. The cover photo celebrates...

Shining more light on HDR production

The recent EBU workshop on HDR (high dynamic range), hosted by Germany's SWR in Baden-Baden, radiated enthusiasm, energy and – of course – sparkling images. Frans de Jong (EBU) shares some of the lessons...

New JT-NM Tested catalogue of results at IBC 2022 IP Showcase pavilion

The EBU has teamed up with Joint Taskforce on Networked Media (JT-NM) partners AMWA, SMPTE, and VSF to produce the 'JT-NM Tested August 2022 Catalogue', which will be presented at the IBC 2022 IP Showcase...

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...

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...