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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.
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). 

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.

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.  

11 Oct 2017
Licence Fee 2017 Members Only
This annual publication provides a comprehensive and international perspective on the topic of licence fee, which remains the main source of funding for public service media organizations and is therefore a crucial issue for most PSM in Europe. The report covers the latest developments across Europe, and provides updated information on licence fee amounts, redistribution of funds, collection systems, basis for collection, exemptions and evasion rates.
11 Oct 2017
Licence Fee 2017 (Public Version) Login Only
Provides the main findings and a selection of charts and maps from the report Licence Fee 2017
11 Oct 2017
Licence Fee (Infographic) Login Only
Find out why the licence fee is still the most stable, transparent and adaptable way to fund public service media, and how it delivers value for money for European citizens
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.
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...
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).  

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.

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.

29 Sep 2017
Subtitling 

For Public Service Media access services such as subtitling are very important. The formats used for its creation and distribution are evolving.

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.
26 Sep 2017
IMF 

The Interoperable Master Format is a SMPTE standard for the interchange of multi-version, finished audio-visual content. How relevant is it for broadcasters?

26 Sep 2017
Quality Control (QC) 

Guaranteeing the quality of media content is vital for our industry. The EBU helps all actors to speak a common Quality Control (QC) language.

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?

22 Sep 2017
Digital & Hybrid Radio 

There is renewed momentum across Europe behind the transition to digital radio, providing more possibilities for innovation in the service offering. Alongside this, hybrid enables innovation in the user experience of radio by using the ability to enhance broadcast with broadband-delivered services.

15 Sep 2017
Cloud Security for Media Companies 

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

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.