German public broadcaster NDR and transmitter network operator Media Broadcast launched a 5G Broadcast test network in Hamburg on October 26, 2021.
A new German alliance of market players wants to ensure that the UHF frequencies in the 470 to 694 MHz range remain available for terrestrial broadcasting and event technology in the long term.
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.
Telefónica has carried out the first direct TV broadcast with 5G in Spain on the 700 MHz band.
NTV has become the first Russian TV channel to use 5G broadcast.
The first live TV broadcast via a 5G network in Greece has taken place during the Greek Cup final.
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.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland and mobile network operator Telefónica O2 Deutschland will use elements of 5G Broadcast for a live sports production for the first time.
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.
IRT, the joint technology research institute of the public broadcasters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is to be shut down.