Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH
Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH (bmt) was founded in 1994 as a subsidiary of the Bavarian Regulatory Authority for Commercial Broadcasting (BLM) and the Bavarian Broadcasting Corporation (BR). Its work focuses on software developments (apps, HbbTV, TPEG products) and services (TV playout, FM transmitter network operation, frequency measurements) for commercial radio and television companies in Bavaria. Through a multitude of projects in the distribution of audio and video for all partners of the dual broadcasting system, bmt has built up comprehensive expertise in the digital media sector. The bmt leads the 5G Media Initiative and organises its communication.
The Institute of Communications Engineering (IfN) of the TU Braunschweig consists of four departments: “Electronic Media: System Theory and Technology”, “Information Theory and Communication Systems”, “Mobile Radio Systems” and “Signal Processing and Machine Learning”. The IfN currently employs 30 scientific staff (70% third-party funding) and 11 technical and administrative staff. The research, supported by numerous students, is carried out by the institute within the framework of numerous projects with partners, several of which are directly related to 5G or 5G Broadcast. Partners include global research associations and individual institutions, as well as national partners such as Die Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Federal Ministry of Economics, the Federal Ministry of Transport, industrial companies and the RTL Group.
Kathrein Broadcast GmbH
Rohde & Schwarz
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS
MUGLER AG is a medium-sized company that has developed into a leading service provider in the telecommunications industry. With planning, installation and commissioning through to service / operation (365/24/7) MUGLER AG offers a wide range of services for radio, fixed networks, system and mobility solutions. The portfolio includes many years of experience in mobile communications, broadcast, public authority radio as well as operating networks, transport networks and in-house coverage.
Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien
The Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM) is one of the 14 state media institutions and a public law institution with legal capacity in Bavaria. It supervises the private broadcasting services in Bavaria. The BLM is a member of the Working Group of the Bavarian State Media Authorities.
The BLM bears public responsibility for the programme offerings of private broadcasters approved by the BLM. The BLM designs, organises and improves the Bavarian broadcasting landscape. It authorises radio and television stations, organises technical broadcasting and supervises the programmes. The BLM assumes various promotional tasks, be it in relation to programme and technology or in the area of training and further education. One focus is on promoting media literacy. It conducts targeted media research, for example on the reach of all radio and television stations, but also on content issues such as media education. On the basis of such studies, existing structures are evaluated and further developed – with a view to economic efficiency and programme content.
VAUNET is the umbrella organisation for private audiovisual media in Germany. VAUNET – Verband Privater Medien e.V. has been the name of the former VPRT (Verband Privater Rundfunk und Telemedien – Association of Private Broadcasters and Telemedia), based in Berlin and with an office in Brussels, since 21 May 2018. The diverse business segments of the approximately 150 members include TV, radio, web and streaming services.
The association’s work is geared to the convergent development of the markets for audiovisual media and plays an active role in shaping the framework conditions at both national and European level. The aim of the trade association is to create acceptance for the political and economic concerns of the audiovisual media and to raise awareness of the great socio-political and cultural significance of the sector in the digital age.
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Privater Rundfunk
APR represents the interests of local and regional electronic media, with a focus on radio providers. It has 290 direct and indirect member companies, most of which are organised via regional associations. One of the tasks of the association is to promote new distribution channels for the members’ media offerings. On the one hand, this involves sounding out the opportunities offered by new technologies and understanding interrelationships. It is then a matter of keeping open the opportunities for diverse media offerings on each individual sales channel. APR assumes that in the future distribution channels as well as program content will compete with each other. For APR and its members, the focus is not on technology, but on the question of how diverse content finds its way to the user. The technical and economic bases of the individual distribution channels are different, and regulatory requirements in telecommunications and media law as well as licensing models in copyright law must also be taken into account. The refinancing options also differ depending on the individual sales channels. APR participates in the 5G Media Initiative in order to develop and implement future-oriented solutions with cooperation partners for its members.
Ericsson is a global leader in communication technologies - hardware, software and services - that enable full use of connectivity. The company portfolio includes networks, digital services, managed services and emerging business. In this rapidly changing environment, the company helps its customers to digitize, increase efficiency and develop new revenue streams. Thanks to Ericsson's investment in innovation, billions of people around the world are already enjoying the benefits of telephony and mobile broadband.