ARD – is the abbreviation for “Association of Public Broadcasting Corporations in the Federal Republic of Germany”. The ARD-group consists of nine independant broadcasting corporations under state law. Their joint task, by law, is to provide radio, television and online services to the public. This programming provided by ARD and its members covers a wide range of interests such as news, education, culture, entertainment – taking into account majority and minority interests.
AwoX – AwoX integrates network media capabilities into everyday consumer electronics products. AwoX is known for its innovative WiFi internet radios sold by service providers under their own brand as well as for its Internet radio modules. AwoX also provides ready-to-market video on demand boxes, as well as middleware solutions for set-top-boxes, televisions, mobile phones and residential gateways. AwoX is a company headquartered in Montpellier, France with branches in Singapore, Palo Alto & Hong Kong.
BBC – The BBC is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world. Its mission is to enrich people’s lives with programmes that inform, educate and entertain. It is a public service broadcaster, established by a Royal Charter and funded by the license fee that is paid by UK households. The BBC uses the income from the licence fee to provide services including 8 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and an extensive website, bbc.co.uk.
bmt – Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH is the centre of competence regarding the realisation of projects in the field of Digital Broadcast. One of our focal points is the development of applications and data services for digital broadcast technologies. bmt is synonymous with competence and know-how in handling and controlling media industry projects involving digital information processing. bmt introduces its competence in consulting and implementing future media technologies in various fields like Digital Radio, Digital Video, Mobile Broadcast, Traffic Telematics, Infrastructure and Interactive Services.
Daimler - is one of the world’s most successful automotive companies. With its divisions Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Vans, Daimler Buses and Daimler Financial Services, the Daimler Group is one of the biggest producers of premium cars and the world’s biggest manufacturer of commercial vehicles with a global reach.
EBU – The European Broadcasting Union is the largest association of national broadcasters in the world. It promotes cooperation between broadcasters and facilitates the exchange of audiovisual content. The EBU works to ensure that the crucial role of public service broadcasters is recognised and taken into consideration by decision-makers.
Fraunhofer – Fraunhofer IIS, based in Erlangen, Germany, has been working in compressed audio and digital broadcasting technology for more than 20 years and remains a leading innovator of technologies for cutting-edge multimedia systems. Fraunhofer IIS invented mp3 and co-developed AAC. Latest developments include MPEG Surround and data services like Journaline. In addition, Fraunhofer IIS makes commercial software implementations used in over a billion products, is active in the area of standardization, broadcast system design, receiver core- and broadcast server equipment. Fraunhofer’s technologies are used in IP Streaming as well as in satellite and terrestrial broadcasting systems such as, DAB, DVB, drm and Sirius XM Radio.
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IRT – Since IRT was founded in 1956, it has been committed to preserving public broadcasting in Germany and abroad. This commitment also extends to new markets and modern requirements – now and in the future. IRT’s extensive experience enables it to provide its associates and clients with reliable and knowledgeable service every step of the way, from the development of new broadcasting/media technologies to their implementation.
Radio France – is France’s leading broadcasting group, with seven stations (France Inter, France Info, France Bleu, France Culture, France Musique, Fip, Le Mouv’) available through radio, mobile platforms and the internet, more than 14 million listeners daily and both national and local networks. As a public service, Radio France combines the highest cultural standards and respect for the general public, in accordance with its educational and social mission.
vTuner – vTuner (New York / USA) and its database are the industry standard for receiving Internet media on devices within the CE market worldwide. The New York company provide the access to thousands of radio stations, podcasts and web TV stations as well as premium services like mp3tunes.com, Classical.com, archive.org with its technology platform. vTuner was founded in 1997 in New York by David Litt and Peter Johnson and has in the meantime offices in Long Island, Manhattan, Amsterdam and Nettetal (Germany). Brands like Archos, Yamaha, Denon, Philips, Grundig, TerraTec, Freecom as well as chip makers like Analog Devices, BridgeCo, Frontier Silicon and CSR use vTuner in order to make the broad variety of media content available to their partners.
Arbitron Inc. is an international media and marketing research firm serving the media—radio, television, cable, and out-of-home—the mobile industry, as well as advertising agencies and advertisers around the world. Arbitron’s businesses include: measuring network and local market radio audiences across the United States; surveying the retail, media, and product patterns of U.S. consumers; providing mobile audience measurement and analytics in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia; and developing application software used for analyzing media audience and marketing information data. The Company has developed the Portable People Meter™ (PPM®) and the PPM 360™, new technologies for media and marketing research.
Frontier Silicon – Established in 2001 as a privately-funded fabless semiconductor company, Frontier Silicon has rapidly become the world’s leading supplier of innovative semiconductor, module and software solutions for digital radio and connected audio systems. Headquartered in Watford, on the northwest outskirts of London, Frontier Silicon has around 140 staff, 70% engineers, with R&D centres in several locations including Cambridge, Dublin, Shannon and Hong Kong; sales, support, R&D and manufacturing liaison in China and Hong Kong; sales, support, R&D and manufacturing liaison in Japan and the United States.
NAB - The National Association of Broadcasters is the voice for the US radio and television broadcasters. As the premier trade association for broadcasters, NAB advances the interests of our members in federal government, industry and public affairs; improves the quality and profitability of broadcasting; encourages content and technology innovation; and spotlights the important and unique ways stations serve their communities.
NPO – Public broadcasting is by everyone and for everyone. NPO Public broadcasting creates a sense of cohesion in Dutch society by distributing informative, inspirational and entertaining programmes. Within the Dutch public broadcasting system, various organisations are active. On the basis of the Media Act, the NPO determines strategy and scheduling in cooperation with the broadcasters. Click on the organisations named below to read which role they play within the public broadcasting system.
NPR – A mission-driven media organization, NPR creates and distributes news, information and music programming that reaches more than 27 million listeners every week via a national network of 800 independent public radio stations. In partnership with stations, NPR strives to create a more informed public – one challenged and invigorated by a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures. As a digital innovator, and a leader in the public media community, NPR assures that the unique mission of nonprofit public media is not only preserved, but grows.
Orange is the key brand of France Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators. With almost 131 million customers,the Orange brand covers internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the Group operates. Orange is the number three mobile operator and the number three provider of broadband internet services in Europe and, under the brand Orange Business Services, is one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies.
PURE – PURE uses UK-based design and engineering to produce the world’s most innovative range of DAB digital and connected radios. PURE kick-started the DAB market with the introduction of the EVOKE-1, and is now the world’s number one manufacturer of digital radios. The innovation and refinement of PURE radios is the result of a passion for radio, backed-up by the largest dedicated radio development team in the world. PURE also has the unique advantage of Imagination – exceptional technology from parent company Imagination Technologies.
SMSC -SMSC is a leading developer of Smart Mixed-Signal Connectivity™ solutions. SMSC employs a unique systems level approach that incorporates a broad set of technologies and intellectual property to deliver differentiating products to its customers. The company is focused on delivering connectivity solutions that enable the proliferation of data in personal computers, automobiles, portable consumer devices and other applications. SMSC’s feature-rich products drive a number of industry standards and include USB, MOST® automotive networking, Kleer® and JukeBlox® wireless audio, embedded system control and analog solutions, including thermal management and RightTouch® capacitive sensing.
StreamUnlimited Engineering GmbH – StreamUnlimited is the world’s most experienced independent design house in the field of Streaming Audio & Internet Radio. As Philips’ engineering team we developed in the years 2000-2004 all Philips Streamium products. After that StreamUnlimited has been developing for all major Consumer Electronics and premium High-End companies. Next to that StreamUnlimited now also offers ready to use modules.
VSP takes care of business, media policy, technical and legal issues, and safeguards the interests of the affiliated private stations. VSP represents its members in relation to all public and private institutions. VSP promotes new digital technologies and their implementation in Switzerland. VSP allows members a wealth of experience in all aspects of the radio industry and supports private radio stations that meet the public service regionally, especially when sending documents to ausserodentlichen (Sial). VSP will reinforce the importance of radio advertising in Switzerland and thus increase the market share.