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06 Apr 2018
EBU publishes royalty-free conditional access standard for live content streams 
The EBU has published a new protocol, developed in close collaboration with network equipment vendors ATEME and NEVION, which makes it a lot easier for media rights holders to grant clients access to live video content.
05 Apr 2018
Broadthinking attendees consider quality of experience in OTT 
What exactly is Quality of Experience (QoE), why does it matter, how can it be measured and how can it be achieved? These questions and other key topics concerning the logistics of online content delivery were at the forefront of discussions at the BroadThinking 2018 seminar in Geneva. BroadThinking is the EBU's annual event dedicated to broadband media delivery, covering both front and backend aspects.
22 Mar 2018
Key 5G guidance document for PSM updated 
A landmark EBU report on the distribution opportunities that 5G networks will offer for public service media (PSM) has been updated to explicitly include radio services. BPN 109, first published in 2016, is available to EBU Members only, although an executive summary is publicly accessible.
21 Mar 2018
EBU DG Noel Curran highlights PSM commitment to protecting children online at WSIS 2018 
EBU DG Noel Curran has told delegates at the World Summit on the Information Society Forum (WSIS) in Geneva that there is “no one better placed to protect minors online, and on air, than public service...
06 Mar 2018
EBU publishes augmented reality guide 
The EBU has published a new guide to help Members understand the landscape of Augmented Reality (AR) technologies on consumer devices and platforms.
09 Feb 2018
2018 Production Technology Seminar tackles technical complexity 
This year’s EBU Production Technology Seminar took as its theme “smarter content production”. What emerged across three days of presentations, discussions and demonstrations was the challenge that lies in managing the complexity of IT- and IP-based systems. Artificial intelligence (AI), in all its flavours, came up again and again as having a role to play in helping to meet that challenge.
07 Feb 2018
France Télévisions, Swedish Radio and BBC first to join European Media Start-up Network: the Sandbox Hub 
EBU Members France Télévisions, Swedish Radio and the BBC are visiting Belgian broadcaster VRT on 8th and 9th February for the kickoff of The Sandbox Hub, part of the European MediaRoad project.
07 Feb 2018
EBU and North American Broadcasters Association Release Joint World Broadcasting Unions’ Cyber Security Recommendations 
For several months, the North American Broadcasters Association and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have jointly worked to develop the World Broadcasting Unions’ (WBU) Cyber Security Recommendations...
31 Jan 2018
Trends for 2018: our selection of must-read reports 
We have sifted through the myriad of trend reports for 2018 to come up with a must-read list for public service broadcasters.
25 Jan 2018
Content discovery made easier for Davos 
Eurovision Media Services have launched a beta version of their Special Events Content Discovery Platform for the 2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The platform is a result of a collaborative effort between the Eurovision Media Services Special Events team, the EBU PEACH co-development team and EBU Member, Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR).