Eurovision names host broadcaster for Alpine World Ski championships

Eurovision has been named as the host broadcaster for the 2015 Alpine World Ski championships following a deal with the local organizing committee in Vail/Beaver Creek. Eurovision Production Coordination, the EBU’s production company, will build a new broadcast installation to provide an international signal in HD from all events. The EBU already holds separate agreements […]

EBU launches Hypermux contribution platform

The EBU’s Eurovision network has launched a new contribution multiplex platform as an upgrade to its global satellite network. The Hypermux has gone live on the Asian and Americas segements of the Eurovision network. A European rollout is planned in the next few months. According to the EBU, Hypermux increases the transmission capacity of Eurovision’s […]

EBU step closer to securing .radio domain

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has passed the initial evaluation by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) in its bid to secure the new top level domain name .radio. The EBU said that ICANN judged that it demonstrated the technical, operational and financial means to manage the .radio domain, but is now […]

Public broadcasters team up for Eurovision second screen app

The EBU has collaborated with Sweden’s SVT, Germany’s NDR and the Netherlands’ TROS to develop a second screen app for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö in Sweden later this month. The app, which is available for iOS and Android users, provides news updates, photos and videos 365 days a year, and allows users […]

Eurovision chooses MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit contribution from ATEME

The Eurovision organization has chosen ATEME’s Kyrion CM4104 encoder to provide MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit contribution feeds over the EBU Eurovision network. ATEME said the deal confirmed the maturity of MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit compression two years after its introduction. MPEG-4 4:2:2 10-bit offers an alternative to the widely used JPEG2000 compression format for contribution.