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08 Jun 2018
Audio Definition Model Ver. 2.0 

The Audio Description metadata Model provides a formalised description of audio content for many types of audio file (e.g. BWF, BW64).

08 Jun 2018
Media Technology Pulse 

The Media Technology Pulse is a publication from the EBU Technology & Innovation department, highlighting critical media technology trends for EBU Members.

07 Jun 2018
RF64: An Extended File Format for Audio 

The 64-bit audio file format meets the requirements for NGA and multichannel sound in broadcasting and audio archiving. As with the 16-bit BWF it is based on the Microsoft RIFF/WAVE format.

04 Jun 2018
New buildings, new networks, new challenges! 

The cover of the June 2018 issue of tech-i magazine features RTL City, one of the world’s first all-IP production facilities. The EBU’s New Buildings Initiative is introduced along with a report on how Broadcasting Center Europe has embraced the world of IP.

31 May 2018
Eurovision Song Contest 2018: TV Audience Report Members Only
An in-depth analysis of the TV audience figures of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest
28 May 2018
Guidelines for DAB network planning 

This strategic report provides guidance on key elements necessary to plan and design a DAB network. The term DAB applies to both DAB and DAB+, but where there are differences between the systems, they are explained. 

22 May 2018
EBU-TT-D Subtitling Distribution Format 

EBU Tech 3380 specifies an XML based format for the distribution of subtitles over IP-based networks. Version 1.0.1 includes two additional features defined in W3C IMSC v1.0.1 and improves compatibility with other profiles of TTML.

18 May 2018
Peer-to-peer Review on PSM Values: Etablissement de Radiodiffusion Socioculturelle du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (ERSL) Members Only
The following report assesses the management practices of the Etablissement de Radiodiffusion Socioculturelle du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg (ERSL) and the quality of the content it provides, according to the public service values defined by the EBU in 2012 in Strasbourg.
17 May 2018
EBU Tech 3285 Suppl. 7: chna chunk 

EBU Tech 3285 supplement 7 provides a definition of the <chna> chunk that enables the inclusion of ADM metadata in the BWF file format.

17 May 2018
Review of software for the creation of CG-based videos and AR/VR apps 

This article explores three software packages designed to facilitate the creation of CG-based media applications: Muvizu for building CG clips, Sumerian for the creation of 3D interactive CG applications, and the Magic Leap SDK to test applications in an MR simulator.

16 May 2018
EBU Tech 3285 Suppl. 5: axml chunk 

EBU Tech 3285 supplement 5 provides a definition of a type of data container for storing and transferring metadata as XML in a BWF file: the <axml> chunk.

08 May 2018
Legal Case Study: PSM Management & Supervision Members Only
Study on the governance systems of 12 European countries: legal form, management and supervision
07 May 2018
Example of an end-to-end OBA broadcast architecture and workflow 

This Technical Report provides a concrete and practical example of an object-based audio architecture and workflow, from production to broadcast and broadband delivery.

27 Apr 2018
Minimum Security Tests for Networked media Equipment 

This recommendation concerns the need for broadcasters, vendors and system integrators to apply on a regular basis a set of security tests to networked media equipment.

25 Apr 2018
Public Service Media Contribution to Democracy Login Only
A reflection on the democratic value of news and why public service media matters in this regard.
18 Apr 2018
EBU Media Activity Report 2018 Members Only
Our mission is to support EBU Members with high-quality distinctive PSM content and guide them in reaching out and connecting with all categories of audience.
18 Apr 2018
'Fake News' and the Information Disorder 
The European Broadcasting Union, representing 73 public service media organizations across 56 countries, warmly welcomes the European Commission’s initiative on 'fake news' and online disinformation, and is keen to continue the exchange of views with all stakeholders in the debate.
18 Apr 2018
Trust in Media Infographic Login Only
There is a noticeable trust gap between broadcast and new media. While radio and TV are the most trusted media among EU citizens, the internet and social networks are trusted the least.
16 Apr 2018
Learning from Public Service Media in Transformation (Second Edition) Members Only
This report is the first milestone on the roadmap of the EBU Digital Transformation Initiative, to help Members understand and implement the process of restructuring and transforming.
05 Apr 2018
BISS-CA Conditional Access Mode for BISS2 

This document describes the Conditional Access mode of the BISS2 protocol called Mode CA (BISS CA).