The EBU studies and analyses emerging immersive video systems, including Augmented Reality (AR).
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 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 EBU Virtual Reality (VR) User Group is sharing experience and gathering requirements for VR standardisation activities.
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.
Content providers are facing increasing costs to deliver their live and on demand video/audio content to their customers over IP.
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.
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.
The Broadcast Wave Format was first specified by EBU in 1997. Since then, it has been updated several times and will continue to evolve to meet the requirements of contemporary audio production.
Audio subjective testing should be an integral part of all sound and TV programme-making operations. It is important for broadcasters to take this into consideration.
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.
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 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.
Recommendations involve 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.
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.
The next generation of audio experiences will be more immersive than ever before. It is important that broadcasters look at new file formats to deliver and produce audio in these advanced systems.
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.