Two new reports by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) conclude that a 5G Broadcast system could be safely introduced alongside existing DTT in the contested UHF band, and that existing broadcast towers could be used to significantly enhance the coverage and minimise the cost of rollout of this new technology.
UK DTH platform Freesat has become the latest company to have satellite receivers pass the European-wide assurance scheme for TV and satellite distribution equipment known as the European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS).
Dolby has launched a pilot of an HbbTV service with Ultra HD image quality and next-generation Dolby AC-4 audio in Spain under the umbrella of industry association UHD Spain.
The Polish broadcaster TVN has begun DVB-T2/HEVC tests in cooperation with the national transmission company Emitel.
Slovakia’s Antik Technology has supplied a TV monitoring solution for Disney Streaming Services.
Sky Deutschland and Vodafone Deutschland are testing the use of the new 5G mobile network standard as part of the pre- and post-coverage of a live 2nd division Bundesliga football match for the first time.
5G Broadcast is the future of television, but there are still some hurdles to overcome. This is the conclusion by Michael Wagenhofer, CEO of ORS, the technical services subsidiary of Austrian public broadcaster ORF, in a presentation of the 5G Broadcast trial in Vienna at the EBU-Forecast 2020 seminar.
SWR, an affiliate of German public broadcaster ARD, and partners from the automotive and telecommunications industries have launched a 5G Broadcast trial for the distribution of audiovisual content to automobiles.
ORS, the technical services subsidiary of Austrian public broadcaster ORF, has launched a trial for Ultra HD/4K (UHD) broadcasts on DTT in Vienna.
IRT, the joint technology research institute of the public broadcasters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is to be shut down.