The EBU's quarterly magazine tech-i has reached its milestone 50th issue. Alongside the usual selection of articles on the latest developments in media technology and innovation, there is a look back at the many topics that have been covered in the magazine since it first appeared in September 2009.
The cover story for the latest issue comes from Spain, where RTVE has been continuing its tests on the use of 5G technology for content production and distribution. David Corral Hernández explains how portable small-cell networks could help improve coverage of events in isolated locations (page 6). Another potential benefit of 5G is described by Jochen Mezger of ARD, who writes about the catastrophic flooding that took place in Germany last summer. 5G Broadcast, he says, could bring great benefits by making reliable emergency information available on ubiquitous smartphones and tablets. (page 7).
Staying with 5G, the featured organization for this issue's Partner Profile is 3GPP. Georg Mayer describes how Release 18, likely to include several key 5G technologies of interest for media companies, is taking shape.
Inside issue 50
- How do we win the war for media and innovation talent? – Antonio Arcidiacono on educating a new generation of technologists and creators
- Using 5G network slicing to create new public service opportunities – RTVE tests the use of 5G to bring coverage from isolated areas
- Better safe than sorry – how 5G Broadcast can save lives – Recent flooding in Germany demonstrated the need for resilient information systems
- How ARD is bringing broadcast and internet together through DVB-I – Practical steps for bringing broadcast services to the internet
- STADIEM: calling innovators to enhance Europe’s next-generation media ecosystem – The EBU has a leading role in this Horizon 2020 project
- The story so far: 50 issues of tech-i – An overview of the ground covered since 2009
- Taking collaborative action against the media cybersecurity threat – The 2021 MCS event demonstrated the urgent need for action
- EBU LIST 2.0 – more features, more user-friendly – The Live IP Software Toolkit has been rebuilt from the ground up
- Setting realistic targets to improve the gender balance of our event programmes – Improving female representation at EBU T&I events
- Producing more content while reducing carbon emissions in a time of shortage – Finding the right environmental balance when adopting new technologies
- In my opinion: Keeping humans at the heart of our technological evolution – Chief Technology Officer at RTBF, Cécile Gonfroid
- Partner Profiles: 3GPP – Building the next phase of the global 5G infrastructure
- PSM distribution strategies for audio-on-demand content – The latest research from the EBU Media Intelligence Service
- In the spotlight: Jan Devos – Enterprise Architect – Video at VRT and chair of the EBU Broadband Distribution Architecture project group.