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19 Jun 2018
PSM Funding Cuts Members Only
This report provides specific analysis from an international perspective of the largest European PSM funding cuts over the past decade.
13 Jun 2018
Big Data Initiative: Activity Report 2017-18 Login Only
For 2017-18, the Big Data Initiative (BDI) had two goals: addressing operational, industry-led issues and growing our big data community and network.
08 Jun 2018
Eurovision Song Contest 2018: Audience Highlights Login Only
An infographic giving an overview of TV, online and social media audience statistics for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest.
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).

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
United We Stand Strong 
DG Noel Curran addresses a meeting of public service media in SE Europe on the importance of working together to strengthen PSM across the region.
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.

03 May 2018
Noel Curran Keynote to UN on World Press Freedom Day 
Let me start by thanking the Palais des Nations for hosting this important event and allowing me to talk about press freedom and the rule of law on such an important occasion.  This is an important event,...
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.
20 Apr 2018
Noel Curran Keynote to EBU Media Summit 2018 
I'm delighted to be here today. This is an important event for us. In a world where we are engulfed by the challenges of funding, politics, regulation, and distribution we need to be reminded that our...