Issue 18 of tech-i , the EBU's quarterly technology and innovation magazine, covers High Frame Rate and HEVC testing, NPO's second screen principles, the latest changes to the TLCI (Television Lighting Consistency Index), and the Swiss Media Cloud, developed by SWISS TXT for SRG SSR. However, the featured topic for this issue is digital radio.
The Radio Issue
The cover story looks at pioneering work in Norway, where the aim is to move to a fully digital radio network by January 2017. EBU Technical Committee chairman Arild Hellgren provides an insight into how the project has unfolded. There's an update on the EBU's Euro-Chip campaign and a view on why radio needs to be more accessible - and more prominent - on smartphones. There's also a progress report from the EBU strategic programme on Digital Radio Platforms.
Simon Fell provides his first editorial letter since becoming the EBU's new Director of Technology & Innovation. He outlines some of the key takeaways from IBC 2013. There's also a look back at this year's happenings in Amsterdam with photos from the EBU stand and conference sessions.
Our Member profile in this issue comes from ZDF. The German broadcaster has been celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. It's Chief Technology Officer Andreas Bereczky looks back at some important technical milestones and outlines the current priorities.