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Technical Reports - 31 Jan 2019
Testing HDR Picture Monitors 

This report summarises a number of key findings from the measurements of first generation HDR-capable video monitors, which were tested in 2018 by a group of EBU Member experts.

Report / Infographic / Slide deck - 28 Jan 2019
PSM Contribution to the European Creative Sector 2019 
A presentation of key figures detailing the huge financial contribution public service media make to the European content industry, including their investment in original productions and promotion of European content compared to commercial players.
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Report - 23 Jan 2019
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Members Only
An overview of the TV audience figures for the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Infographic - 15 Jan 2019
The EBU Community in Numbers 
An infographic presenting some key figures about our Members and their services.
Technical Reports - 09 Jan 2019
Why broadcasters need an open, codec-independent workflow for NGA production deployment 

This Technical Report discusses in some depth the issues surrounding the need for codec-independent workflows for NGA production.

Recommendations - 18 Dec 2018
Recommended Strategy for Adoption of NGA Technology 

These are the EBU's recommendations to broadcasters and vendors to promote the adoption of NGA  throughout the broadcast chain.

Report - 12 Dec 2018
PSM's Competitive Environment 2018 Members Only
This report analyses and provides insights into the activities and business models of the biggest commercial media groups operating across Europe. By comparing their financial results, degree of internationalisation and investment in audiovisual content, the report gives a wider perspective of where European PSM stand among these larger, highly diversified international players.
Other - 06 Dec 2018
Together - EBU Member Services Strategy 2019-2021 
Our new strategy lays down our commitment to supporting our community of Members and delivering services that help you address immediate challenges, navigate through digital transformation, secure your future and thrive. We are also committed to ensuring that solidarity – a founding ethos of our Union – is actively promoted and effectively put into practice.
Report / Infographic / Slide deck - 05 Dec 2018
Funding of Public Service Media 2018 
This study offers an accurate and comprehensive picture of the financial situation of our Members, providing valuable data and arguments for their advocacy activities. In addition, thanks to the in-depth analysis carried out, the report highlights the impact of current economic challenges and changes to funding mechanisms in different markets.
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Report - 05 Dec 2018
Funding of Public Service Media 2018 - Executive Summary (FR) Members Only
An executive summary of the Funding of Public Service Media 2018 report in French.
Technical Reports - 05 Dec 2018
Business arrangements for distribution of PSM media content & services 

This Technical Report seeks to facilitate a discussion about future distribution of Public Service Media (PSM) content and services, both internally to PSM organisations and externally.

Report - 05 Dec 2018
Non-linear scheduling workshop report Members Only
The EBU organized a workshop on non-linear scheduling on 6 November 2018 as a shared initiative from the Television Committee and the Digital Steering Committee and presented an opportunity to discuss the challenges of this new role. There were more than 40 participants, representing 16 EBU Members. Those in attendance included heads of digital, scheduling, programming or editorial units, managing editors, planning coordinators, and specialists involved with online and social media platforms.
Report - 04 Dec 2018
VOX Report Members Only
In 2017 Members started through the VOX Group as a way of meeting together to share expertise, their strategic visions and best practice. Already the EBU Radio Innovation Fund is supporting initiatives which can be shared between Members. Likewise, colleagues in T&I have been experimenting with voice-controlling broadcast radio streams. The level of engagement is already high, and the present report is aimed at providing a snapshot of current industry and Member developments.
Slide deck / Infographic - 03 Dec 2018
The Value of PSM 2018 Login Only
A snapshot of the contribution to society made by the EBU's public service Members.
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Tech 3000 series - 30 Nov 2018
Minimum User Requirements to Build and Manage an IP-Based Media Facility 

Minimum user requirements regarding the ensemble of technologies that a Media Node needs to support in order to enable administrators to efficiently build, operate and maintain an IP architecture based on the SMPTE ST 2110 standards.

Report - 30 Nov 2018
Radio Archive Workshop Members Only
This report is intended to inform all EBU Members about topics discussed during the Radio Archive Workshop. It explores best practice relating to the archiving process that can be simplified to four stages: Preservation > Digitization > Extraction > Exploitation
Report - 30 Nov 2018
Radio Archive Workshop (Public Version) Login Only
This report is intended to inform about topics discussed during the Radio Archive Workshop. It explores best practice relating to the archiving process that can be simplified to four stages: Preservation > Digitization > Extraction > Exploitation
Tech-i magazine - 30 Nov 2018
UHD-HDR-HFR-NGA: can we do it live yet? 

The inaugural European Championships in summer 2018 provided a perfect opportunity to test several emerging technologies. This issue of tech-i looks at what was done in terms of both production and distribution, covering advanced video and audio formats and potential 5G approaches.

26 Nov 2018
Modernising retransmission rights will broaden citizens' access to programmes 
Negotiations on the so-called SatCab Regulation are entering their final phase. EBU and media partners are calling on European Institutions to not miss a crucial opportunity to modernise retransmission rights and thus grant broader access to their programmes for EU citizens.
Position paper - 21 Nov 2018
Joint statement to EU institutions on e-Evidence 
EBU and partners in the media sector are concerned about the European Commission proposal for a Regulation on European production and preservation orders for electronic evidence in criminal matters