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News - 10 Oct 2018
SMPTE accolades for EBU Technology team 
The EBU's Hans Hoffmann has been elected executive vice president of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, while Senior Engineer Frans de Jong has been made a SMPTE Fellow.
News - 17 Sep 2018
Voice controlled hybrid radio demonstrated at 2018 IBC 
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is partnering with PILOT, an innovation initiative of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), to co-fund the development of a prototype voice-controlled hybrid radio. Hybrid radio combines broadcast radio with internet connectivity to provide compelling user experiences, such as adding voice controls. The prototype is being unveiled and demonstrated today in the EBU stand (Hall 10, booth F20) at IBC2018.
News - 12 Sep 2018
EBU showcases HFR, Next Generation Audio and more at IBC 2018 
The EBU is hosting demonstrations of Member-driven innovations, ultra-high quality content created as part of EBU-led production trials, community meet-ups and a conference session on the “coming age AI and Cloud-based workflows” at this year’s International Broadcasting Convention (IBC), 14-18 September in Amsterdam. The EBU stand, located in hall 10 at lot F20, is also home to the Eurovision Media Services' desk.
Press release - 31 Jul 2018
EBU Members test 5G for Broadcast Applications at European Championships 
EBU Members RAI (Italy) and the research centre of the German broadcasters (IRT) will be showcasing their pioneering work in shaping advanced wireless communications technologies, dubbed 5G, with trials during the inaugural European Championships.
Press release - 30 Jul 2018
EBU conducts UHD HFR tests at European Championships 
The EBU will be leading trials with five EBU Members and 19 technology partners of production workflows to shoot, process, record, and distribute live Ultra High Definition (UHD) content, with High Frame Rates (HFR), High Dynamic Range (HDR), and Next Generation Audio (NGA), at the 2018 European Athletics Championships in Berlin.
News - 15 Jun 2018
EBU Technical Assembly elects first female chair 
Against a backdrop of cutting-edge technology demonstrations and presentations, last week's 24th EBU Technical Assembly marked the start of another year of cooperative work in media technology innovation. Delegates ensorsed an updated Workplan and elected a new Technical Committee, chaired for the first time by a woman.
Press release - 07 Jun 2018
Renderer for Next Generation Audio wins 2018 EBU Technology & Innovation Award 
The EBU is pleased to announce that the EBU ADM Renderer (EAR) for Next Generation Audio is the winner of this year's EBU Technology & Innovation Award. The open source technology was developed by an alliance...
Press release - 01 Jun 2018
Antonio Arcidiacono appointed EBU Director of Technology & Innovation 
Antonio Arcidiacono has been appointed as the EBU’s new Director of Technology & Innovation. Antonio has extensive experience in conceiving, developing and taking new products and services to market. He...
News - 09 May 2018
Digital radio progress in Norway, Switzerland, Denmark and UK 
How are plans for the Digital Switchover progressing across Europe, and how is digital listening evolving? In this article we take a look at Norway, Switzerland, Denmark and the UK.
Press release - 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.