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 the overall winner, Spain's RTVE, with the award itself shown in the shadow of Madrid's famous El Pirulí television tower. It was the broadcaster's pioneering work using 5G technologies for both production and distribution of content that caught the attention of the judges this year. See pages 10–11.
There are also articles on the new French-langauge headquarters of CBC/Radio-Canada, a hub of cutting-edge technology, and on the work SVT has done to shift towards fully software-based production. We also hear from the winner of the Young Technology Talent Award, Yle's Petri Karlsson, who led the development of a new platform for virtual set design.
EBU Director of Technology & Innovation Antonio Arcidiacono writes about how he was inspired by a speech BBC's Tim Davie gave at the recent EBU General Assembly. The British broadcaster's Director-General had stated that public service media, rather than accepting a role that equated to "managing decline" should instead be and see itself as a growth engine. Mr Arcidiacono says PSM organizations should seek to create positive disruptiont to accelerate innovative solutions:
"We must not, as PSM, be afraid to talk about net-positive revenues to support innovation and the evolution of our organizations."
Read his full editorial on page 3.
Also in this issue
- Bringing the Technical Committee closer to Member priorities – The newly elected Chair of the EBU Technical Committee outlines his main priorities
- Opening a window on audiovisual archives in the Western Balkans – An EBU-built platform will facilitate increased cooperation between PSM organizations
- Shining more light on HDR production – EBU Members and industry representatives met at SWR to share their latest experiences
- How RTVE took pioneering steps with 5G for media – Pere Vila describes the project that won the EBU Technology & Innovation Award 2022
- A hub of cutting-edge technology in broadcast media – François Legrand on the unique IP infrastructure at the Canadian public broadcaster’s new French-language HQ
- Transforming media workflows to increase flexibility and reduce costs – How Sweden’s SVT is stepping towards software-based production and distribution
- Using virtual sets to simplify production design – An article from the winner of this year’s EBU Young Technology Talent Award
- Sustainability Matters: Deploying green generators at scale – Clean, modular alternatives to traditional diesel-powered generators
- In my opinion: The split position and what it means for tech transformation – CIO at Swedish Radio, Annsofi Eriksson
- Partner Profiles: Association of Professional Wireless Production Technologies – Wolfgang Bilz explains how the APWPT is fighting for the frequency resources needed by PMSE
- Is there a slowdown in online media consumption? – The latest research from the EBU Media Intelligence Service
- In the spotlight: Ziah Elmakahleh – Chief Engineer, Jordan Radio and Television Corporation
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