How we work
The DVB Project is is organized in four main modules that are governed by the General Assembly and its Steering Board.
The chart below illustrates the main steps in DVB’s workflow. (Click to enlarge.)
The Commercial and Technical Modules are the driving force behind the development of the DVB specifications, supported by the Intellectual Property Rights Module and the Promotion & Communications Module.
The ad hoc sub-groups are where the DVB specifications are developed. Sitting beneath the Modules and focusing on specific topics, they work towards clearly defined goals.
Proposing new work for DVB
Here we provide guidance on how new ideas can be fed into DVB’s working process, as described above.
Non-members of the DVB Project can also develop a proposal for a new work item. However, for such a proposal to be considered, it must still achieve the required level of support from among existing DVB Members, as described in the steps above.
DVB’s workplan sets out information, including anticipated completion dates, about current DVB work items within the CM and TM. Updated two to three times per year, it helps to provide focus for the DVB process and to ensure that solutions are even more market-orientated and timely.
You can find a high-level view of DVB’s workplan on the front page of our website.