Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg

Function: Partner

Person responsible: Annette Wilson


RBB (Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg) is the public broadcaster for Berlin and Brandenburg. RBB produces and broadcasts one television channel and six radio stations, in addition to providing a range of interactive multimedia services including websites, mobile apps, teletext, Smart TV applications and social media feeds. As part of the ARD (Association of Public Service Broadcasting Corporations in Germany), it contributes to several nationwide TV and radio channels and multimedia services.

RBB hosts and manages the ARD Play-Out-Center which is responsible for the playout of the ARD digital programme bouquet via DVB-S/T and the production and editing of in excess of one million SI data sets per annum covering all ARD TV and radio programmes. It has been producing and broadcasting interactive TV applications since August 2002.

With coverage of over 30,000 km², RBB provides services to almost 6 million inhabitants from its main broadcast centres in the capital Berlin, the media city of Potsdam-Babelsberg and regional studios. RBB employs approx. 1,800 staff and a large pool of freelancers.

Role within 5G-VICTORI​

RBB will contribute to the definition of a media-centered use case for a vertical service for the German 5G cluster, and to the deduction of requirements and KPIs, with a special focus on media delivery and reception, and it will participate in the definition of two different media-centered vertical services, which can be enabled by the local 5G test setup.


RBB has longstanding experience in EC co-funded research projects, gaining extensive knowledge in the creation of innovative formats and services, in content production and distribution and also in user experience testing of services. To date RBB has successfully completed over 30 projects either as consortium leader or partner. It is currently participating in the H2020 projects ReTV, ImAC, Hyper 360 and HRadio.

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