The EBU TechBlog is a public blog about the activities of the Technology & Innovation Department and the wider technical community among EBU Members. Its focus is on our projects, programmes and proofs-of-concept, as well as interesting technology developments at the Members.

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TechBlog

integrated_production
swedish_radio
imps
sr
Posted by Frans Dejong Nov 11, 2013
If there is one thing that stood out during the recent EBU IMPS visit to Swedish Radio, it is the social character of the organization. Both internally and externally SR is putting the emphasis on human beings, instead of on systems and platforms.... Read more
dab+
uhdtv
dab
berlin
digital_radio
wifi
ifa
phablet
Posted by David Wood Sep 09, 2013
Europe’s annual bonanza of consumer gadgets, the IFA, came around again in Berlin as the summer ended. Most of the buzz is about Ultra High Definition Television, but I was also personally buoyed up by advances on show in radio –... Read more
3dtv
david_wood
Posted by David Wood Aug 26, 2013
Broadcasters know that audiences for 3DTV services have not been as large as expected, and some have closed or limited their services. Understanding why this is happening is important for broadcasters, including EBU members.   According... Read more
free
software
open
source
2012
solution
license
2013
quality
costs
foss
floss
rmll
lsm
libre
ebu.io
Posted by Frans Dejong Jul 12, 2013
“We don’t like state television.”   That was the response I got when I asked a presenter at our first Open Source Workshop how he perceived the EBU. Like the code of the software he was promoting, his answer was logical... Read more
production
news
dr
denmark
imps
integration
Posted by Frans Dejong Jun 25, 2013
How DR designed a new engine for the daily news race As part of the EBU experience-sharing activity IMPS* participants of 18 Members recently visited DR to learn in detail about why and how the Danish broadcaster has redesigned its news... Read more
vision2020
future_media
tech-i
lieven_vermaele
Posted by Lieven Vermaele Jun 11, 2013
At the end of last year the EBU launched Vision2020, a strategic study investigating how Public Service Media (PSM) and the EBU must adapt to serve audiences and stakeholders in the best way. The project, which involves many Members, will deliver... Read more
technology
mobile
broadcast
mobiletv
dvb-h
atsc-m/h
isdb-t
t-dmb
Posted by Peter Macavock Apr 10, 2013
Europe did it, Japan and Korea are doing it and the US is trying to do it. There must be something special about MobileTV that makes the demonstrations at NAB 2013 look something like IBC 2005. Of course there's a difference in the technology... Read more
internet
networks
distribution
broadband
broadcast
tech-i
Posted by Darko Ratkaj Mar 22, 2013
With respect to both quality and cost, broadcast distribution delivers distinct advantages as compared with the internet. The two approaches are in fact fully complementary. Broadcast technologies have been developed and networks rolled... Read more
tv
radio
dab+
hybrid
radiodns
worlddmb
digital
car
Posted by Mathias Coinchon Mar 13, 2013
WYSIWYG stands for "What You See is What You Get" and is a term usually used in relation to website editors. However, it's also an appropriate term for the visit I paid to the International Geneva Motor Show 2013 this week, because after strategy Read more
ebu
broadcasters
technology
media
members
vision
vision2020
to
future
the
day
tpc
reduce
max
cost
savings
focus
prediction
innovators
knowlegde
visionary
hevc
Posted by Frans Dejong Feb 27, 2013
“Reduce to the max” was the theme of the Media Future Day which Swiss facility house tpc organized this week. The provocative title is not only meant to reflect what many in the media industry are going through (severe cost savings);... Read more
standards
sony
standardization
broadcast_technology_futures_group
Posted by David Wood Jan 28, 2013
A long time ago, in a galaxy far away… or at least back in the 1970s when broadcasting was younger. By the 1970s, the world had been using 2-inch video tapes for several decades, and the move to a 1-inch format was needed. Europe’s Read more
ebu
website
tech.ebu.ch
statistics
topics
analytics
visitors
pageviews
Posted by Eoghan O'Sullivan Jan 04, 2013
As we're into a new year I thought it would be interesting to dive into the server logs and web stats for tech.ebu.ch to see what we can learn about the hot topics and trends for the last twelve months. This standalone site, maintained by the... Read more
dab+
hybrid
radiodns
radiotag
digital_radio
mediaauth
authentication
hybrid_radio
Posted by Mathias Coinchon Dec 20, 2012
Many broadcasters have begun offering personalized services or creating social media platforms for their audiences, in particular taking advantage of the possibilities of hybrid broadcast/broadband approaches. This generally means that the Read more
audio
ebu-tt
subtitling
dtg
accessibility
description
signing
timed_text
Posted by Frans Dejong Dec 07, 2012
The accessibility of television schedule information is a hot topic. The amount of data we receive is overloading our senses. Human beings simply are not ‘designed’ to choose from hundreds of television channels. Especially when... Read more
technology
innovation
collaboration
strategic_programmes
Posted by Lieven Vermaele Dec 05, 2012
With more than 80 EBU Member broadcasters, over 100 private media companies, more than 250 industry and standardization partners, and over 7,000 active accounts on our online platforms, today we are working with, and serving, a community of... Read more