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LTE-based 5G Terrestrial Broadcast

LTE-based 5G Terrestrial Broadcast allows to deliver linear content to mobile and portable devices (i.e. smartphones, tablets and vehicles) in a cost efficient way to wide areas, in compliance with the requirements of media companies, i.e. high QoS, free-to-air delivery, …, by means of High Power High Tower (HPHT) networks as well as Low Power Low Tower (LPLT) ones. This possibility opens the way to new synergies and different collaborative scenarios between the broadcast and mobile ecosystem technologies.

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Media distribution over 5G mobile networks

Media content is increasingly being delivered via fixed line and mobile IP networks. This WI is based on the hypothesis that in the future all media content (e.g. linear/live and on-demand) will be delivered via IP-based networks. Audiences on the move will consume media on a range of mobile devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets), as well as in connected cars. This work item focuses on the distribution of content over all-IP 5G mobile networks.

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Linear and On-Demand Media Streaming

This work item deals with the distribution of linear and on-demand content over 5G networks focusing in particular on the 5G Media Streaming Architecture and related 3GPP work items. This WI investigates the different commercial arrangements and deployment options applicable to managed and un-managed (OTT) content distribution and their application to current and future distribution requirements from service providers.

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5G Multicast and Broadcast Services

This work item deals with the distribution of linear content over 5G networks focusing in particular on 5G Multicast Broadcast Service and related 3GPP work items. This WI investigates the technical features and deployment options applicable to MBS and their application to current and future distribution requirements from service providers.

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Audio/Video Codecs and Protocols

This work item describes and identifies the support of audio-visual codecs in different 3GPP systems.

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Non-Public Networks in Media Production

Non-Public Networks (NPNs) are a feature of 5G technology designed for localized non-public use. For media organizations, NPNs may offer the possibility of deploying fixed and nomadic networks, where fixed networks would cover small areas like studios or extend to the entire premises as a so-called campus network. NPNs offer a variety of deployment configurations and options. Depending on the requirements of media organizations and the type of production or contribution scenario, stand-alone NPNs or NPNs with varying degrees of integration with public networks may be considered.

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Emergency Alerts based on LTE-based 5G Terrestrial Broadcast 

Emergency alert systems are crucial elements to reach out to the population before, during and after an emergency, crisis, or catastrophe. In principle, both broadcast and mobile networks can be used to convey messages and relevant information. However, there is a difference between the two infrastructures in terms of their fail-safety. Broadcast networks based on high-power-high-tower stations to some extent make use of diesel engines to produce electrical power which allows the corresponding transmitters remaining operational for days or even weeks after electricity blackout. Mobile networks are typically deployed with batteries which may not hold up to lengthy electricity outages.

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