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Recommendations - 07 Nov 2017
Digital Radio Deployment in Europe 

This recommendation concerns the deployment of digital radio in Europe. Key words are DAB, DAB+, DRM and RadioDNS. The document also mentions broadband, linear and non-linear distribution, and the use of Band III VHF.  

Report - 02 Nov 2017
The Future of Audience Measurement: Key Challenges Login Only
This document aims to explain, in non-technical language, the key challenges that EBU Members’ audience researchers and data analysts are facing, or are likely to face in the future with regard to the increasing complexity of audience measurement. It also provides guidance for top management to mitigate challenges and explore data to its full potential.
Tech 3000 series - 30 Oct 2017
EBU Core Metadata Set v.1.8 

This is version 1.8 of EBUCore. It expands the list of elements originally defined in EBU Tech 3293 (version 1.0,  2001). 

Fact Sheets - 26 Oct 2017
Relevance of FTA distribution for PSM 

Many countries ensure that high quality media content is available to all citizens. This public policy objective includes obligations for PSM providers to produce content and services, and make them universally available and free at the point of reception.

Other - 12 Oct 2017
Register of CNI and VPS codesTV Systems 

This is an extract of ETSI TS 101 231 where code registrations for the PDC and VPS systems are maintained and updated. New codes can be requested HERE. The full TS 101 231 document is available free of charge on the ETSI website.  

Activity Report - 10 Oct 2017
Activity Report 2016-2017: EBU Academy 
This report details the activities and achievements of our EBU Academy services over the last year. Our EBU Academy team is here fo support the EBU's strategy by delivering the most relevant courses for Members' professionals.
Report - 05 Oct 2017
Perfect Storm: The multiple challenges facing public service news and why tackling them is vital for democracy 
Second edition News and current affairs are core to public service media (PSM). Informing all audiences with independent news and helping them to better understand the world is crucial for a democratic...
Tech 3000 series - 03 Oct 2017
FIMS Media SOA Framework V. 1.3.1 

This is EBU Tech 3356, the General Description of version 1.3.1 (Oct. 2017) of the FIMS specification of a vendor-neutral common framework for implementing Interoperable Media Services using a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA).  

Fact Sheets - 02 Oct 2017
PSM Requirements in Distribution 

PSM organisations produce content and services for linear and non-linear distribution. A set of distribution requirements has been defined to ensure the desired availability and technical quality of PSM services across all platforms and on all devices.

Fact Sheets - 29 Sep 2017
Video Monitors 

The advent of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wide Colour Gamut (WCG) video naturally leads to consideration of what constitutes a good monitor for use with such signals.

Report - 27 Sep 2017
Media Consumption Trends 2017 Members Only
The Media Consumption Trends report puts « traditional » TV and radio into the wider context of media consumption, exploring what type of video and audio content is being watched and listened to, and on which platforms and devices.
Fact Sheets - 26 Sep 2017
Virtual Reality (VR) 

Virtual Reality is hot in the domain of video games, but what can it bring for public service media?

Fact Sheets - 22 Sep 2017
Digital & Hybrid Radio 

The renewed momentum across Europe behind the transition to digital radio providing new possibilities for innovation in the service offering. Alongside this, hybrid enables innovation in the user experience by enhancing broadcast with broadband-delivered services.

Recommendations - 15 Sep 2017
Cloud Security for Media Companies 

This recommendation concerns the measures to be taken to secure cloud-based production environments against cyberthreats.

Technical Reports - 15 Sep 2017
Evaluation of IMF for broadcasters 

This report provides the conclusions of work performed in the EBU IMF-TV group with regard to the relevance of the Interoperable Master Format for broadcasters. It includes a basic introduction to IMF.

Tech 3000 series - 14 Sep 2017
User requirements for Video Monitors in Television Production 

Tech 3320 defines the technical characteristics for video broadcast monitors used in a professional TV production environment for evaluation and control of the images being produced.

Report - 01 Sep 2017
Public Service Media and the Power of Drama Members Only
Drama has always been an essential genre for public service media (PSM). However, in recent years drama has proved to be a difficult genre for us in terms of cooperation.
Fact Sheets - 01 Sep 2017
SFN myths and Realities 

Broadcasters are often asked why they do not make greater use of Single Frequency Networks (SFNs). This guide tells you why not all the SFN advantages can be maximized at the same time.

Factsheet - 31 Aug 2017
Telecoms Framework 
The way electronic communications networks and services are regulated at EU level directly impacts the availability and technical quality of media services.
tech-i magazine - 31 Aug 2017
Radio, but not as we know it 

The September 2017 issue of EBU tech-i magazine includes Swedish Radio's award-winning NXG Radio House project, NRK's use of drones in live production and SWR's Markus Ostertag's view on IP production.