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01 Dec 2008
Choice of HDTV Compression Algorithm & Bitrate 

This document is intended for technical managers of EBU members. The recommendations in this document are based on EBU tests of HDTV studio compression codecs and HDTV broadcast encoders performed in 2007.

28 Nov 2008
Green Paper on Copyright in the Knowledge Economy 
EBU Comments to the EC Commission's public consultation paper Green Paper on Copyright in the Knowledge Economy
24 Nov 2008
Extending the term of protection 
EBU Comments on the Commission's proposal for extending the term of protection for performers and record producers
23 Nov 2008
Broadband in brief 
Video recording of the presentation given by Darko Ratkaj (EBU). Please download this file (right click - save) and use, for example, VLC player to watch it.
23 Nov 2008
Impacts to the broadcast community 
Video recording of the presentation given by Howard Benn (Motorola). Please download this file (right click - save) and use, for example, VLC player to watch it.
23 Nov 2008
Future outlook of Broadcasters 
Video recording of the presentation given by Lars Jonsson (SR). Please download this file (right click - save) and use, for example, VLC player to watch it.
23 Nov 2008
Performance Testing in a WiMAX Pilot at the IRT 
Video recording of the presentation given by Hermann Lipfert (IRT). Please download this file (right click - save) and use, for example, VLC player to watch it.
23 Nov 2008
Workshop on BWA - Keynote by Lieven Vermaele 
Video recording of the keynote speech given by Lieven Vermaele (Director, EBU TECHNICAL). Please download this file (right click - save) and use, for example, VLC player to watch it.
17 Nov 2008
Projected Requirements for Public Service Media for the Digital Dividend Restricted

The document postulates the necessary spectrum needed for 2015, which is the end of the analogue-to-digital broadcast transition period for Region 1(GE06). The latest developments in HDTV, DVB-H, T-DAB and DAB-IP broadcasting technology are taken into account.

12 Nov 2008
Digital Television broadcasting: Copy Protection Management signalling 

The EBU recommends the use of DVB Free-To-Air signalling and the agreed DVB-CPCM specifications in cases where content right-holders deem such technical protection measures necessary.

12 Nov 2008
EBU R106 - Use of DVB-MHP 

This document is a formal statement of the EBU's recommendation of DVB-MHP. It supercedes the March 2008 withdrawal of the EBU's endorsement of DVB-MHP.

30 Oct 2008
Parameters for the Subjective Evaluation of the Quality of Sound - Music 

This zip file contains all the tracks on the EBU PEQS CD losslessly compressed as FLAC files. Companion document EBU Tech 3287 gives all the track details. By downloading this file you agree not to use this material for commercial purposes other than as a R&D tool.

30 Oct 2008
Euroradio Measurements Test Material 

This zip file contains all the tracks on the EBU Euroradio Measurements CD losslessly compressed as FLAC files. Companion document EBU Tech 3270 gives all the track details. By downloading this file you agree not to use this material for commercial purposes other than as a R&D tool.

13 Oct 2008
Users' Handbook for the Euroradio Measurements CD 

This is a companion document to the Euroradio Measurements CD that contains a set of test signals that are particularly suitable for testing stereophonic sound programme circuits.

13 Oct 2008
User's Guide for the EBU PEQS CD 

This is a companion document to the EBU PEQS CD that contains a set of test and audio programme signals (some of which have deliberately introduced defects in the recordings) for subjective evaluation purposes. Copies of the CD can be requested from tech@ebu.ch.

07 Oct 2008
Sound Quality Assessment Material recordings for subjective tests 

This zip file contains all the tracks on the EBU SQAM CD losslessly compressed as FLAC files.

06 Oct 2008
EBU Multilingual Glossary of Broadcasting, Parts 1-3 

Terms and phrases used in Broadcasting. This is a compilation of Tech 3274 parts 1-3, covering Eurovision Operations, International Sports Events & Olympics and Digital Applications, respectively.  The original publication dates are 1998 (parts 1 & 3) and 1994 (part 2).

18 Sep 2008
Users' Handbook for the EBU SQAM CD 

This is a companion document to the EBU SQAM CD that contains Sound Quality Assessment Material. You can request copies of the CD by e-mail from tech@ebu.ch.

11 Sep 2008
Methods for the Measurement of the performance of Studio Monitors 

This document describes the measurement methods and procedures for video monitors used in broadcast environments.

11 Sep 2008
Studio monitor measurements - test patterns 

Supplement containing test patterns pertaining to EBU Tech 3325.