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Position paper - 23 Jan 2018
Joint statement to EU institutions on interoperability of radio sets 
The EBU, EDRA and WorldDAB ask the EU Insititutions to introduce specific provisions to promote the interoperability of radio reception devices in the final text of the EU Electornic Communications Code.
BPN - 21 Dec 2017
An EBU Initial Guide to High Dynamic Range Restricted

High Dynamic Range (HDR) can make major difference to image quality. This EBU guide is meant to help EBU Members find their way in the concepts and standards that form the basis of the current HDR technology.

Guide - 19 Dec 2017
PSM Remit Principles for the Digital Media Age 
The Legal Focus on the PSM Remit identifies non-binding guidance principles to help PSM organizations deal with the critical question of their role in the digital media age.
Guide - 18 Dec 2017
Public Funding Principles for PSM 
The EBU has published Public Funding Principles for Public Service Media (PSM). Coming at a critical time when PSM funding is under pressure in many different countries, these principles serve as a non-binding...
Report - 14 Dec 2017
Advertising Trends Members Only
An in-depth analysis of developments and trends in the advertising market and how they impact media industry funding in general and PSM funding in particular.
Report - 07 Dec 2017
Contestable Funding for Public Service Content Members Only
An analysis of the evolution of the contestable funding mechanisms for delivery of public service media content in New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Report - 06 Dec 2017
PSM Contribution to Society: 2017 report Members Only
Discover how EBU Members used the C2S framework and what they learnt. Review our activities and find out how your organisation can benefit from EBU’s support in 2018.
Report - 06 Dec 2017
Euroradio Music Exchange at 50: Looking back, looking forward Members Only
For the last fifty years, the EBU Music Exchange has opened the world of music experience to millions of listeners around Europe and beyond. From its modest beginnings with a seven-concert series, the Exchange has expanded to embrace more countries and all musical genres. Now the annual offer comprises around 3000 concerts, enriching listeners’ lives with the world’s greatest music, featuring leading performers and venues. In short, the Music Exchange opens new horizons.
Tech-i magazine - 04 Dec 2017
IP production & ST 2110: it's elementary! 

The December 2017 issue of EBU tech-i magazine includes an overview of the new SMPTE ST 2110 standard, another significant milestone on the road to fully IP-based production, along with an update on how Switzerland's SRF is taking on the IP orchestration challenge.

Position paper - 28 Nov 2017
Fairness in Platform-to-Business Relations 
The EBU has provided its preliminary views in response to the European Commission's Inception Impact Assessment on fairness in platform-to-business relations.
Activity Report - 15 Nov 2017
Activity Report 2016-2017: News Members Only
This past news year has been dominated by Donald Trump’s coming to power and his Twitter-based presidency with constant accusations against mainstream media journalists of providing fake coverage. On the...
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.
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.

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.

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?