8th News and Technology Seminar

8th News and Technology Seminar
News studio at RTBF Headquarters (Courtesy of RTBF)

The News and Technology Seminar is designed for delegates from both editorial and technical backgrounds. The focus will be on demonstrating and discussing how EBU Members can make the best creative use of technical innovations and share best practices and solutions.

The 8th News and Technology Seminar will take place in Brussels, Belgium, at the kind invitation of RTBF. The two day meeting will begin on Tuesday 10 May and close at 16:00 on Wednesday 11 May.

Among the topics expected to be discussed and demonstrated are:

  • 360 degree cameras
  • enhanced reality
  • virtual reality
  • workload, training and news technology
  • data journalism
  • ECG validation project
  • HBB 2.0 TV
  • newsgathering tools
  • transfer to mobile
  • new generation “connected cameras”

There will be a wide range of expert speakers and panelists as well as tours of the RTBF and VRT Newsrooms.

About the previous seminar

Last year 110 members attended the News and Technology Seminar in Hamburg, to the kind invitation of EBU's German members ARD.



Day 1

 How SVT sees 360 in the future - Johan Wahlberg – Head of Distribution Strategy (SVT)  Members Only
 Using 360 for storytelling - Filip Fastenaekels (VRT)
 Zillah Watson - 360 VR News, a new way to tell stories - Zillah Watson – Editor, BBC Research & Development  Members Only
 Lost in mobile - Why newsrooms should focus on the phones and look past - Mika Rahkonen - Head of Development / Media Lab News and Current Affairs (YLE)  Members Only
 News in Video - The mobile challenge - Nathalie Malinarich - Mobile Editor BBC News 24/7 (BBC)  Members Only
 Newsgathering Tools - Which new tools are the most useful for News? - Morwen Williams - Head of Operations, Newsgathering (BBC) and Geoff House - Location Engineer, Newsgathering (BBC)  Members Only

Day 2

 ORF In-House Workflow & Toolkit to create new content from Open Source Data - Jakob Weichenberger - Data Journalist, News & Current Affairs (ORF)  Members Only
 Verification Network & Social News Gathering the EVNs - Anne-Marie Lupu - News Editor (Eurovision)  Members Only
 The EBU UGC Verification Network – an appraisal after 18 months - Michael Wegener - Head Content Center (ARD)  Members Only
 New features in HbbTV 2.0 - Klaus Merkel - Senior Engineer (IRT)  Members Only
 Practical HbbTV 2.0 Projects - Bettina Heidkamp - Head of Innovation Projects (RBB)  Members Only
 Workflow & Workload - How Technology is changing the way we work - Morten Brandstrup - Head of News Technology (TV2)  Members Only
 Workflow & Workload - How technology is changing the way we work - Robert Strand - Founder, Chief of Innovation, Wolftech Broadcast Solutions AS  Members Only
 Connected Cameras - The new generation - Morten Brandstrup - Head of News Technology (TV2)  Members Only
 Eurovision News - IPush and M2M Platform Update - Paul Calleja - News Technology Development Manager (Eurovision)  Members Only


 Subway bombing  Members Only
 Subway Bombing 2  Members Only
 Report Moedlhammer  Members Only
 Klimakarte  Members Only
 Tschernoby ZiB100  Members Only
 ZIB100 video  Members Only

Session Video

 Data Journalism Q&A  Members Only
 HbbTv2.0 - Roland Warmbein  Members Only
 HbbTv 2.0 - Klaus Merkel  Members Only
 Hbbtv 2.0 - Bettina Heidkamp  Members Only


Location: Rue Colonel Bourg 6, 1030 Schaerbeek, Belgium


Register by: 01 May 2016

Members Only

Working Languages: English


RTBF has kindly negotiated a preferential rate at Hotel Metropole.

EUR 158.28 per person per night.
Deadline for special rate is 31 March 2016.
Booking details are available during online registration. 


RTBF Headquarters
Rue Colonel Bourg 6
1030 Brussels, Belgium



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