In the later 1990s, developments in digital technology have enabled rapid progress in radio and television. The terms used in broadcasting, information technology and telecommunications have grown closer together and many new ones have now become common usage in several disciplines at once. The new edition of this dictionary is the result of intensive collaboration between several broadcasting institutions (BR, DW, IRT, NDR, SRG SSR and ZDF) under the auspices of Bayerischer Rundfunk. Technical and editorial staff will receive an updated collection of more than 25,000 terms from the areas of editing and programming, studio technology and production, contribution and distribution, transmission and terminal equipment as well as the fields of measurement technology and operations handling. It is available both as print edition in softcover or as CD-ROM.