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EBU launches 5G Media Action Group

Aims to ensure the network infrastructure and user devices also support broadcasting

The European Broadcasting Union has announced the launch of a new 5G Media Action Group (5G-MAG) with over 30 organisations already signed up.

The new association is holding its first general assembly today (16th October) at the EBU headquarters in Geneva.

The aim of 5G-MAG is to ensure that the network infrastructure and user devices employed for the new 5G mobile communications standard also support broadcasting.

Specific objectives for the group include encouraging the development and commercialisation of 5G chipsets and user terminals that support media use cases; or facilitating agreements between content/service providers and terminal suppliers and service distributors. In content production, 5G-MAG will aim to foster the necessary developments for more efficient production workflows.

Members of 5G-MAG already include ATEME, Bayerischer Rundfunk, Cyfrowy Polsat Group, EBU, ENENSYS, Eutelsat, ESA, France Télévisions, Funke, Huawei, IRT, MBI, ORF / ORS, Rohde & Schwarz, RAI and the Technical University of Braunschweig.