EBU teams with Ateme and Nevion for CA extension to BISS

European public broadcasters organization the EBU has teamed up with technology outfits Ateme and Nevion to update its royalty-free, interoperable stream protection standard BISS by delivering a conditional access extension – BISS-CA. According to the EBU, BISS-CA will enable real-time entitlement management for content streams over any network. The BISS-CA mode is based on symmetric […]

Lithuanian pubcaster names new CEO

Lithuanian public broadcaster LRT has named Monika Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė as its new CEO. Garbačiauskaitė-Budriené was appointed by the LRT Council for a five-year term from a field of 11 candidates. She replaces Audrius Siaurusevičius, who has headed the broadcaster for two consecutive terms and reportedly had wanted to continue in his role. Garbačiauskaitė-Budrienė, a journalist, was […]

EBU names Vanessa O’Connor as member relations chief

European public broadcasters organization the EBU has named former Eutelsat corporate communications director Vanessa O’Connor as director of member relations and communication. O’Connor headed Eutelsat’s communications activity for close to three decades, playing a key role in the satellite operator’s development from ntergovernmental organisation into a private company and the expansion of Eutelsat’s global activities […]

EBU launches new on-demand platform for European Championships

Public broadcasters’ organisation the EBU’s commercial arm Eurovision Media Services (EMS) has launched a new on-demand video platform to enable broadcast partners and rightsholders to download and share broadcast quality video content related to multi-sports event the 2018 European Championships. EMS’s 2018 European Championships channel is now available as part of the existing Eurovision Sport […]

EBU names business arm chief

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has named Marco Tinnirello as CEO of Eurovision Media Services (EMS), the public broadcasters’ organisation’s business arm. Tinnirello previously worked as managing director for Encompass Digital Media in the APAC and EMEA regions where he led teams in both Singapore and Europe. At the EBU he replaces Graham Warren who […]

EBU concerned about political pressure on Lithuanian pubcaster

European public broadcasters’ organisation the EBU has expressed concern about political pressure being exerted on Lithuanian pubcaster LRT. The EBU highlighted the creation of an ad hoc investative commission by the Lithuanian parliament to look into the management, finances and economic activities of the broadcaster, which the EBU said was placing “an excessive burden” on […]

EU group calls for concrete steps to tackle fake news

An EU High-Level Experts Group has called for a new code of principles that online platforms should submit to in order to combat the phenomenon of ‘fake news’ and disinformation. The group’s report, which was presented by chairwoman Madeleine de Cock Buning to European Commissioner Mariya Gabriel, calls for the code to embrace 10 key […]

Eurovision Media Services expands capacity agreement with Eutelsat

The European Broadcasting Union’s commercial arm Eurovision Media Services has renewed and expanded its agreement with Eutelsat for Ku-band satellite capacity on the Eutelsat 10A satellite. Eurovision Media Services uses the capacity to support the live transmission of major news and sporting events, including major football leagues and tournaments. Graham Warren, chief operating officer of […]

EBU to test HEVC rivals as compression battle heats up

Public broadcasters organisation the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has commissioned the University of Applied Sciences of Wiesbaden to carry out a subjective evaluation of competing video compression technologies following growth of interest in the Alliance for Open Media’s AOMedia Video 1 (AV1) codec and the Joint Exploration Model (JEM), developed by the ISO and ITU. […]

EBU publishes guide on HDR

European public broadcasters’ organisation the EBU has published a guide on HDR for its members. The EBU said that its Initial Guide on High Dynamic Range summarises the key concepts and technologies and includes pointers to more detailed information. The guide is expected to be updated frequently, reflecting progress in the standardisation of HDR and […]

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