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BPN - 21 Dec 2009
EBU Subjective Assessment & Objective measurements of DAB+ Restricted

Recently the WorldDMB Forum adopted a technical specification that endorses the use of Advanced Audio Coding (AAC), a more efficient audio coding algorithm than the MPEG Layer II system originally specified for DAB.

Tech 3000 series - 17 Dec 2009
Network Aspects of DVB-H and T-DMB 

Various aspects relating to the deployment of multimedia services via DVB-H and T-DMB networks are discussed. This 2009 update contains a new section on the estimation of investment costs of DVB-H and T-DMB networks.

tech-i magazine - 09 Dec 2009
EBU tech-i 002 
This is the second issue of tech-i, the EBU TECHNICAL department quarterly magazine which include the following articles such as: converting standards, the future of radio, digital radio today, display...
Tech 3000 series - 11 Oct 2009
EBU Tech 3285 Supplement 6: BWF - Dolby Metadata 

This Supplement to EBU Tech 3285 specifies a new <dbmd> chunk that allows the BWF to carry information to support audio metadata associated with Dolby technologies, such as Dolby E, Dolby Digital and Dolby Digital Plus.

Position paper - 03 Sep 2009
Digital dividend 
EBU Response to the EC Consultation document Transforming the digital dividend opportunity into social benefits and economic growth in Europe (10 July 2009)
tech-i magazine - 02 Sep 2009
EBU tech-i 001 
The first issue of tech-i, a new publication from EBU TECHNICAL. The quarterly magazine is designed to update you on media technology and innovation. In this issue: HBB, 3D TV, EBU's strategic outlook,...
BPN - 30 Aug 2009
EBU/SMPTE Task Force - Request For Standardization Restricted

The Task Force on Timing & Synchronization examined future requirements for synchronizing systems and for time labelling. This "RFS" is a collection of recommendations, concepts and insights that the SMPTE is requested to use as a guideline for its standardization efforts.

Tech 3000 series - 29 Jul 2009
Exchange Metadata Set v1.1 

This is the first of a series of specifications of metadata applications, which use, profile and possibly extend the P_META Semantic Metadata Schema (Tech 3295 v2.1).

Tech 3000 series - 29 Jul 2009
EBU Music Reporting Metadata Set v1.1 

This is the first of a series of specifications of metadata applications, which use, profile and possibly extend the P_META Semantic Metadata Schema (Tech 3295v2.1).

Technical Reports - 10 Jul 2009
Radio Archives - Conception and Practice 

The goal of this technical report document is to provide appropriate information to those who plan to digitize their sound archives.

Tech 3000 series - 09 Jul 2009
EBU Multichannel Line-up Tones 

This document describes two multichannel audio alignment signals (the EBU's and BLITS) that identify the channels in a 5.1 mix.

Recommendations - 09 Jul 2009
Track Allocation for International File Exchange 

This recommendation addresses the need to allocate audio tracks when AV material is exchanged as files.

BPN - 02 Jul 2009
New HDTV Studio Compression System Analysis - Cascaded codecs Restricted

This document concerns the cascading of different HDTV studio compression algorithms and it is intended to inform EBU members in their strategic decisions concerning the introduction of HDTV in their TV production environments. Supplement 1 to BPNs 076-081 describes the test plan followed.

BPN - 01 Jul 2009
New HDTV Studio & Acquisition Compression Analysis - Test Plan Restricted

This document is intended to assist technical managers and experts in EBU members in their strategic decisions concerning the introduction of HDTV in their television production environments. This is version 2 of the test plan supplement for BPNs 076 - 081.

BPN - 16 Jun 2009
System Analysis SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA D9054 Broadcast Encoder Restricted

This document concerns the SCIENTIFIC ATLANTA D9054 broadcast encoder, a commercially available broadcast encoder for H.264/AVC. Please note this revision, with corrected graphs.

Position paper - 08 May 2009
Review of the Broadcasting Communication 
EBU comments on the second draft revised Broadcasting Communication of 8 April 2009
BPN - 07 May 2009
HDTV Distribution Compression Analysis - Thomson Vibe EM3000 Restricted

This document concerns the Thomson VIBE EM3000 broadcast encoder, one of the commercially available broadcast encoders for the new H.264/AVC video compression algorithm that has been adopted by DVB in 2005 for distribution, in addition to MPEG-2.

BPN - 07 May 2009
HDTV Distribution Compression Analysis - Tandberg EN8090 Restricted

This document concerns the Tandberg EN8090 broadcast encoder, one of the commercially available broadcast encoders for the new H.264/AVC video compression algorithm that has been adopted by DVB in 2005 for distribution, in addition to MPEG-2

BPN - 09 Apr 2009
Looking to the Future of Broadcasting in Band II Restricted

This document evaluates the current spectrum use by FM Radio in Band II and considers technologies and transition scenarios to digital audio broadcasting in the Band. Implications for existing receivers are also addressed.

Tech 3000 series - 07 Apr 2009
EBU HDTV Receiver Requirements 

This document represents the minimum HDTV receiver requirements of EBU Members. Developers of stand-alone set-top boxes or integrated digital televisions (iDTVs) are encouraged to comply with this set of requirements. IMPORTANT NOTE: The audio section of this document is under review, following publication of Tech Doc 3344.