We support you in critical situations, deliver reliable and innovative services and stimulate the exchange of ideas and best practice.

Video Systems

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.

Quality Control

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 amount of usable spectrum is limited. It is important for broadcasters and regulators to work together to ensure that radio spectrum is carefully managed and used efficiently.

TV-Anytime News

An association of organizations which seeked to develop specifications to enable audio-visual and other services based on mass-market high volume digital storage in consumer platforms.


The EBU helps broadcasters produce and distribute high-quality subtitles for multi-platform consumption by standardizing subtitling formats for live and prepared subtitles.

Loudness (PLOUD)

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.

Immersive Audio

Having a bigger TV screen means having better and more immersive audio to satisfy your audience.  It is important for broadcasters to look into these new formats and systems and their impact.

Net Neutrality

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.

Metadata Models

Metadata is becoming increasingly important to broadcasters. It is essential for the media industry to continue to develop specifications and promote innovation, such as semantic technologies.


Flat panel displays without cathode-ray tube (CRT) are increasingly substituting traditional CRT-based displays in the television production environment. The EBU is investigating this.


Mobile broadband is becoming a significant delivery platform for broadcasters. It is important for broadcasters to do more to study different mobile delivery options.

Beyond HD

Improvements in displays, video compression efficiency, chip gate density, and more will continue to shape the future of television. Broadcasters need to keep abreast of new technologies.


Every two years, the EBU develops a roadmap for technology and innovation activities based on the requirements and inputs given by EBU Members.

Access our workplan »