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.
Eurofins Digital Testing has launched updated testing services for the new CI Plus 2.0 standard.
Vodafone Deutschland is preparing the introduction of the new cable standard DOCSIS 4.0 and intends to test the system in a trial next year, provided that the first hardware prototypes are available.
German football association DFL tested producing a Bundesliga match in 9:16 instead of the usual 16:9 picture format for the first time.
Austrian transmitter network operator ORS intends to carry out a test run with TV and radio channels in 5G Broadcast mode in Vienna.
The participants of German research project 5G Today, in which linear TV was transmitted in 5G broadcast mode for the first time, have drawn a positive conclusion.
German technical services provider Media Broadcast is following the development of 5G Broadcast, but sees a regular deployment in the distant future.