The Media Cloud and Microservice Architecture (MCMA) provides code and best practices for the integration of processes in production workflows, incl. Artificial Intelligence in the cloud.
It is crucial for broadcasters to be able to efficiently manage, extract, index and retrieve information through the value chain, using well established conceptual and process models. The original MIM project has now a larger scope with an extended focus on Artificial Intelligence.
Metadata is now more than ever indispensable for all production and distribution processes. Artificial intelligence is behind the tools used to generate such metadata cheaper..
The EBU studies and analyses emerging immersive video systems, including Augmented Reality (AR).
Content providers are facing increasing costs to deliver their live and on demand video/audio content to their customers over IP.
The EBU Virtual Reality (VR) User Group is sharing experience and gathering requirements for VR standardisation activities.
Although public broadcasters are available on pay-TV platforms such as satellite, cable and IPTV, Terrestrial Television (Analogue and DTT) remains the backbone to free-to-air TV access and the most widely used means of receiving television globally.
The EMC environment is changing as devices infringe more and more on the radio spectrum. Recent interferers include LED lighting and PLC devices and we continue to influence standards bodies to improve standards to protect broadcast services.
The amount of usable spectrum is limited. Broadcasters need to ensure that adequate radio spectrum is allocated to them and that it is carefully managed and efficiently used.
The digital transformation requires a new level of flexibility in the ways content is produced. IT infrastructure and IP network is the enabler to support tomorrow's virtual and distibuted production facilities.
The New Buildings Initiative is the forum for EBU Members to exchange ideas, insights, learnings and best-practice related to the design and planning of future-proof broadcast facilities.
Provides strategic and technical advice on all aspects of video images, including quality assessment, access services and workflows. Topics include HDTV, UHDTV, HDR, HFR, AR, VR, MR, MXF, IMF and EBU-TT.
Personalizing the Audience user experience involves complex distributed systems and require a high level of tuning in order to best engage the audience. To remain competitive, broadcasters need to find ways to personaize their content.
The next generation of audio experiences will be more immersive, personal and accessible than ever before. It is important that broadcasters look at new file formats to deliver and produce audio in these advanced systems.
Various mitigation techniques to limit interference into existing broadcasting networks have been proposed and the effect of these needs to be considered by broadcasters.
The demand for wireless microphones and cordless cameras to produce sport competitions, cultural events and news has significantly increased. It is important for broadcasters to keep up-to-date.
Innovation is a crucial stepping-stone for making the transition to a fully digital media organization relevant to all audiences. The IOI programme, jointly run by T&I and the EBU Academy, examines how innovation is initiated, developed and transferred.
The way we consume media is changing. It is important for broadcasters to understand these changes and respond with adequate future leverage strategies.
The Joint Task Force on Networked Media (JT-NM) brings together manufacturers, broadcasters and industry organizations in an open, participatory environment to drive interoperabilitiy.
The EBU helps broadcasters produce and distribute high-quality subtitles for multi-platform consumption by standardizing subtitling formats for live and prepared subtitles.
The Interoperable Master Format (IMF) is a standard that allows a single collection of content to be transformed into multiple versions, while sharing the same material.
Manual Quality Control alone is not adequate anymore and does not scale. Broadcasters need to look into automated file-based quality control systems to cope with large amounts of content and digital files.
The switch from audio peak-normalization to loudness normalization is one of the biggest revolution in professional audio. It is important for broadcasters to be aware of the loudness paradigm.
Each year, we host a RadioHack event alongside the EBU Digital Radio Summit in February. During this event we take time to learn from one another, share best practice and develop tools to share.
It is important for public service broadcasters to continue to support and advocate for net neutrality to ensure their services are equally accessible by all on the internet.
In the past, broadcasters faced a number of challenges when using multicast. However, with the development of source specific multicast and automatic multicast tunnelling, it is becoming easier.
Mobile networks are becoming increasingly important for the distribution of audiovisual media services. Mobile networks will need to be able to accommodate the current and future needs of public service media.
Delivering online available video to a large range of user devices continues to be a challenge for content providers. DASH can help.
Hybrid media devices that can deliver audio, video and interactive content over both broadcast and broadband offer an exciting opportunity for broadcasters.
Delivering live and on demand video services of good quality is quite the challenge for Public Service Media.
The Broadcast Technology Futures Group is an alliance of non-industrial research and development laboratories that include broadcast futures in their activities.
Today, broadcasters need to be able to manage “back-end” infrastructures and so-called “front-end” software interfaces that allow audiences to access and interact with content on different devices/platforms.