Issue 55 of tech-i magazine, now available for download, includes articles on everything from sustainable streaming and AI-driven diversity tracking to music fingerprinting and comparing frame rates. The cover story looks at VPRO's ground-breaking work on podcast accessibility, with a special "typecast" player developed for deaf and hard-of-hearing audiences.
With nominations now open for the 2023 EBU T&I Awards, a special two-page spread re-visits the past winners of the main award to see what happened next in each case. Read their stories on pages 10–11.
In his editorial piece, EBU Director of Technology & Innovation Antonio Arcidiacono calls for smart choices to be made when it comes to future distribution networks, challenging the assumption that broadcasting cannot support new and future media services.
"For too long broadcasting and online have been considered in opposition, and not complementary. The option of combining broadcasting and online must be kept to the fore; we must use both broadcast and online technologies in a sustainable and smart way to ensure that PSM organizations keep control over future distribution in their own hands."
Also in this issue
- A new sports streaming platform from the EBU – Eurovision Sport is innovating to create a new destination for digital sport consumption
- Automated music detection and reporting through audio fingerprinting – How France Médias Monde automated its copyright declarations
- Using AI to understand diversity in content – Denmark’s DR has gained valuable insights from an AI-based diversity tracker
- T&I Award: catching up with the winners – As nominations open for 2023, we hear from past winners of the T&I Award
- Can we compare frame rates fairly? – Techniques for assessing frame-rate conversion solutions
- Eurovision Flow: stopping at the top – Having achieved several wins for EBU Members, the service is being retired
- How dangerous are radiofrequency systems? – Providing EBU Members with technical know-how on wireless systems and health
- Sustainability Matters: Energy consumption in content distribution – New research provides more reliable information on energy use in streaming
- In my opinion: Scout, assess, check – three steps to smarter technology investment – SRG SSR’s CTO Damien Corti on the organization’s new technology radar
- Partner Profile: MPAI – A new standards body for AI-based data coding
- The European streaming landscape continues to evolve – Insights from the EBU’s Media Intelligence Service
- In the spotlight: Simon Tuff – Principal Solutions Lead, BBC Technology Group