Technical research and development of the BLM currently centres on the digitisation of broadcast technologies. For current and future broadcasting supply, the BLM initiates and conducts a broad range of mea sures and projects in the field of technical research and development. For the purpose of optimising
transmission networks, the BLM carries out continual and systematic monitoring (measuring, analysis, assessment). In this way, reception of commercial broadcasts can be increased and improved.
With all these research and development activities, the BLM aims at developing a technical infrastructure suited for the future which will ensure the secure and sustainable development of commercial broadcasting in the digitised world.