COVID-19: a disruptor and an accelerator

EBU tech-i 044

Issue 44 of tech-i was the first to be published after the COVID-19 pandemic had spread throughout the world. While the full impact of the crisis would take some time to be felt, strategy leaders at EBU Members had already started to reflect on how it might effect public service media in the medium term (pages 10–11).

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  • We must keep reaching our audiences – Antonio Arcidiacono on ensuring EBU Members can hold their strong position
  • Plan B for BroadThinking; Eurovision Flow expands reach
  • An unprecedented test for distribution architecture; Collaboration on speech-to-text benchmarking
  • Marking radio smarter and more social – MARCONI-related projects at NPO and VRT
  • An intelligent approach to capturing and using radio metadata  – how Project Fenchurch ultimately improves the audience experience
  • Cheat sheet for the new EBU HDR Colour Bars
  • Looking at UHDTV codecs with expert eyes – EBU Members collaborate to test new production codecs
  • COVID-19: a disruptor and an accelerator – strategy leaders share some early reflections on the medium term impacts of the pandemic
  • The four keys to connecting with Gen Z through immersive journalism – based on research funded by Spain's RTVE
  • Testing times for the Live IP transition – how the JT-NM Tested programme worked around the cancellation of face-to-face validation
  • Sustainability Matters: Using AI for smarter, more sustainable video encoding – how AI-based encoding can provide energy and cost savings for video delivery
  • In my opinion: A case for capability mapping? – David Wood introduces a management tool that may be useful for your organization
  • Media Intelligence: PSM and trust – well positioned for times of crisis
  • Partner Profiles: Video Services Forum – laying the groundwork for audio and video transport
  • In the spotlight: Jordi J. Giménez – 5G-MAG Project Manager