In 2012, the Research and Development team at the Dutch Public Broadcaster, NPO, was asked: “What is the state of the art on automated sign production?” Our feature story in this issue focuses on how public service media can use existing technologies to develop a signing avatar service and what might be the possibilities and limitations of such a service with respect to usefulness, technical readiness, user-friendliness and suitability for a broadcasting environment.
The traditional production environment is undergoing transformation. This year the EBU stand at IBC 2015 hosted a number of demonstrations that reflect the diversity of projects we are engaged with EBU Members. More than 100 participants showed up for this year’s EBU Open Source Meet-up at the stand – substantial proof that the topic remains crucial to the future of broadcasting. The LiveIP Project launch was also a big success, receiving special recognition at the IABM Design & Innovation Awards.
Also included in this issue: the latest news from ABU Technology; applying open source; virtual reality; live production; metadata; spectrum; and, the strength of ‘old media.’ 
In each issue of tech-i magazine, we ask a member of our Tech community to step into the spotlight. Say hello to Lis Grete Moller from the Danish Broadcasting Corporation and learn more about her predictions for broadcasting technology in the future.

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