Zetacast is a UK based technology consultancy company with an international focus, founded in 2002. Our Directors and Senior Consultants are all well-recognised figures with extensive experience in the industry. Additional resource, matched to the needs of specific projects, is provided by technology and policy specialists drawn from our network of experienced and trusted consultants.



Zetacast provides a range of technology and policy support services relating to media, communications and broadcasting. These services include representation in standardisation bodies and industry groups, advice on regulatory and policy issues, analysis of technology and market developments, support in designing system architecture, performing system integration and project management.



Zetacast maintains a pool of technology and policy specialists, giving you access to the skills you need at the time that you need them. We stay up-to-date with the latest technological and legislative developments, which you may have neither the time nor the appetite to interpret. Our independent status ensures that we always give unbiased advice on how this ever-changing landscape will affect your products or services.

News Headlines

IBC 2020

IBC 2020 was cancelled, amid coronavirus uncertainty and safety concerns.

For the first time in decades there was no September trip to Amsterdam for Zetacast. A virtual IBC event was created in its place – but it really wasn’t the same as a physical event with over 56,000 participants.

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MPEG 131, Online

Zetacast participated in the 131st MPEG meeting, which was held online as a virtual meeting from 29 June to 3 July 2020.

This meeting marked the finalization of Versatile Video Coding (VVC) standard, which will be published by ITU-T as H.266 and by ISO/IEC as ISO/IEC 23090-3.

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Game Console VA, Brussels


Zetacast was pleased to support Microsoft at the meeting of the Steering Committee of the Game Console Voluntary Agreement on 5 June. The Steering Committee includes representatives from the European Commission and the three industry signatories: Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony Computer Entertainment.

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Featured Publications

DVB Scene 53 100x100

Video coding developments in
a multi-codec world

DVB Scene 53
Ken McCann
March 2019

EGG2012 100x100

Ecodesign Self-Regulation:
a Price Too High?

Sheila Cassells, Adriana Mattei
August 2012

Technical Evolution of DTT 100x100

Technical Evolution of the DTT Platform

Report by Zetacast,
Commissioned by Ofcom
January 2012
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