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News - 04 Feb 2019
Production Technology Seminar 2019 looks at the big picture with UHD, AI, IP and Cloud 
"Revolutionize Media" was the strapline for this year's EBU Production Technology Seminar. However, while several potentially revolutionary technologies were discussed, the main messages on the key topics arguably leaned more towards evolution than revolution...
Blog - 19 Dec 2018
T&I: Building success based on synergy 
EBU Director of Technology & Innovation Antonio Arcidiacono outlines his vision for future collaborations that deliver products, services and know-how to the Members, in a tech-i editorial republished here as a blog post
News - 18 Dec 2018
Reaching audiences: a look at digital broadcasting across Europe 
News of digital terrestrial television being switched off in certain countries has prompted suggestions that it may disappear altogether. A deeper analysis tells another story.
News - 06 Dec 2018
Funding of PSM report highlights challenge of providing more services with less funding 
Public Service Media is having to offer more services at a time when funding continues to decline. "Funding of Public Service Media 2018", a new report from the EBU’s Media Intelligence Service (MIS),...
News - 26 Nov 2018
German EBU Members share innovation insights at IRT 
A Network & Learn event as part of the EBU's Implementing Open Innovation (IOI) programme brought together representatives of several public service media organizations in Germany along with colleagues from Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Belgium, Greece and Poland. They gathered at IRT in Munich to share strategies and experiences related to implementing innovation. EBU Members can access a summary report of the event, along with the slides presented, via the IOI workspace.
News - 20 Nov 2018
EBU welcomes EU's push to mandate digital receivers in cars 
The EBU welcomes a decision by the European Parliament plenary to formally endorse new legislation requiring that radio sets in new cars across the EU are capable of digital terrestrial radio reception. The EU 'Electronic Communications Code' is expected to be approved by the European Council in the course of November and enter into force towards the end of 2018.
News - 29 Oct 2018
EBU hosts more collaborative software projects 
With software playing an increasingly central role in the offer of public service media organizations, the EBU has expanded the tools it offers to support the developer community. Over the past few years, the number of EBU activities that involve at least some element of software development has increased significantly.
News - 25 Oct 2018
Licence Fee has never been better value 
Licence fees across Europe have never been better value. On average, the annual licence fee is 35-euro cents per day – far cheaper than most European pay-TV subscriptions.
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.