3GPP is the leading entity that define cellular telecommunications technologies, including radio access, core network and service capabilities, which provide a complete system description for mobile telecommunications. Its footprint is even wider now than only cellular as for example with latest release that authorize usage of feMBMS technology from Broadcast main sites. BNE is member of 3GPP and follow developments in this subject of using a 3GPP technology in the broadcast environment.


BNE is a founding member of 5G Media Action Group – 5G-MAG –; the group provides the framework for stakeholders to collaborate on a harmonious and market-driven implementation of 5G solutions in the domains of audiovisual media distribution and production.


EBU is the European alliance of Public Service Media (PSM). EBU members are among the main customers of EBU members. Consequently, EBU represents a kind of sister association for BNE.

EBU and BNE have a common technical group that works on sharing and Planning of terrestrial technologies. Based on this technical work, EBU and BNE feed ECC, ITU or other international entities dealing with Broadcat/Broadband technologies and spectrum.

In partnership with EBU and DVB, BNE maintains a database that collect DTT deployments throughout the world.


The ECC considers and develops policies on electronic communications activities in European context, taking account of European and international legislations and regulations.

BNE has signed a MoU with the ECC in 2011 and take part in its working activities around World Radiocommunication Conferences preparations mainly as the Conference Preparatory Groups, its subgroups but also other groups as WG FM (Frequency Management), WG SE (Spectrum Engineering) and their subgroups.


ETSI is a European Standards Organization (ESO) and the recognized regional standards body dealing with telecommunications, broadcasting and other electronic communications networks and services. Its special role in Europe includes supporting European regulations and legislation through the creation of Harmonized European Standards.

BNE is an ETSI member and follows standardization process and provide its expertise on subjects as standard transcription in RED directive , new broadcast standards,…


After its creation, BNE joined the DVB Project in 2010 is an industry-led consortium of the world’s leading media and technology companies working together to design open technical specifications for digital media delivery. International standards bodies, usually ETSI, turns the specifications into international standards. A number of BNE members are also DVB members.


The LoCaT project is a collaborative initiative backed by leading European broadcast and technology players to assess the energy and carbon impacts of the delivery of TV content (linear and on-demand) across Europe and across DTT, IPTV and OTT.


BNE takes part in the Radiocommunications Sector activities of the ITU. BNE experts participate in the relevant study groups on broadcasting, compatibility, propagation but also mobile. Those groups develop the technical bases for World Radiocommunication Conferences (WRC), ITU Recommendations and reports. BNE follows preparation of WRCs which revised each 3-4 years the Radio Regulations (RR).


The Wider Spectrum Group brings together several organisations representing civil society as well as employee and employer representatives. Together these organisations represent the interests of listeners and viewers, workers and businesses in the field of audiovisual, radio, live performances, programme-making and special events at the European level.
Members share a common view on the need to ensure European and national policies regarding frequency allocation preserves the potential for European growth, innovation and sustainable employment.