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5G Broadcast - the Next Generation of terrestrial Television and Radio

Michael Wagenhofer

5G Broadcast is a promising technology for Next Generation Terrestrial Television and Radio services. In contrast to existing DVB-T2 and ATSC services it enables new 5G applications for hybrid distribution such as seamless streaming and personalized content delivery. In addition, by using the existing resilient terrestrial infrastructure, it also enables specialized services like emergency warning and PNT services for a GNSS-backup.

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Michael Wagenhofer

Managing Director & Spokesperson | ORS

Professional Experience:

Since early 2005, the lawyer has been managing director and spokesperson of ORS, which emerged from ORF's (Austrias national Public Service Broadcaster) branch of terrestrial broadcast engineering. In this role, he is responsible for the transformation of ORS into a market-oriented service company with the business areas of terrestrial and satellite broadcasting as well as OTT streaming. In 2013, he initiated the ORS Group's entry into the B2C business with the establishment of the brand simpliTV. Since October 2019 he is a member of the Steering Group of the 5G Media Action Group based in Geneva (see In March 2022 he became speaker of Austria´s Spectrum Alliance committed to long-term preservation of the lower UHF band for Austria´s broadcasters and its rich cultural scene.

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