DVB works actively with other organizations in the area of technical standardization for digital media. DVB shares with these organizations a goal of ensuring that industry and consumers benefit from the voluntary adoption of interoperable open standards.

With some sister standards fora, DVB has entered into a formal liaison arrangement, for example to enable the smooth sharing of non-public documentation. These liaisons are undertaken after a review of the IPR policy of the sister forum and negotiation of a liaison agreement.

This page lists the organizations with which DVB has a working relationship.

Under DVB’s practice, the specifications of our liaison partners can be normatively referenced.


The Audio Video Coding Standards Workgroup of China was established with the approval of the Science and Technology Department of the former Ministry of Information Industry in June 2002. Tasks of the Workgroup: Catering to the needs of China’s information industry, work with domestic enterprises and scientific research institutions to formulate (revise) common technical standards such as compression, decompression, processing and presentation of digital audio and video, and provide efficient and economical encoding and decoding technology for digital audio and video equipment and systems, to serve high-resolution digital broadcasting, high-density laser digital storage media, wireless broadband media communications, Internet broadband streaming media and other major information industries.

May 2023
Emily Dubs (DVB Project)
Jianhua Zheng (AVS Workgroup)

The Association of Radio Industries and Businesses (ARIB) was established to promote research and development (R&D) of new radio systems, and to serve as a standards development organization to advance the unification of international standards and related activities in the telecommunications and broadcasting fields. The establishment was also aimed at providing quick and accurate responses to such trends as the growing internationalization, the convergence of telecommunications and broadcasting, and the need to promote radio wave use in business.

December 1999 (TBC)
Emily Dubs (DVB)
Ryoichi Nakai, Director of Broadcasting Group, ARIB

ATIS is the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions. DVB cooperates with ATIS in the development and promotion of standards in IPTV architecture, digital rights management, content protection and copy management, and quality of service metrics.

June 2006
Emily Dubs (DVB)

The Advanced Television Systems Committee, based in the US, develops voluntary standards for terrestrial digital television broadcasting.

Emily Dubs (DVB)
Madeleine Noland (ATSC)
Broadband Forum

Broadband Forum is an organization focused on accelerating broadband innovation, standards, and ecosystem development. It’s goal is to deliver on the promise of broadband by enabling smarter and faster broadband networks and a thriving broadband ecosystem.

Broadband Forum is an open, non-profit industry organization composed of the industry’s leading broadband operators, vendors, and thought leaders who are shaping the future of broadband. Its work to date has been the foundation for broadband’s global proliferation and innovation. For example, the Forum’s flagship TR-069 CPE WAN Management Protocol has nearly 1 billion installations worldwide.

March 2018
Emily Dubs (DVB)
Ken Ko (Broadband Forum)

CI Plus is a technical specification that adds additional security and features to the proven DVB Common Interface Standard that will allow CI Plus compatible consumer electronic devices, such as integrated digital televisions and set-top boxes, access to a wide range of Pay TV services via plug-in CI Plus Modules.

November 2011
Paul Szucs (Sony)
John Adam (Samsung)
Consumer Technology Association

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® is the trade association representing the U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 18 million U.S. jobs.

The WAVE (Web Application Video Ecosystem) Project, hosted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®, aims to improve how internet-delivered commercial video is handled on consumer electronics devices and to make it easier for content creators to distribute video to those devices.

February 2018
Emily Dubs (DVB)
Kerrianne Haresign (CTA)

DASH Industry Forum (DASH-IF) was founded in 2012 to promote and catalyse the adoption of MPEG-DASH and help transition it from a specification into a real business. DASH-IF also serves as the point of contact for other standards organizations when introducing new DASH-based distribution means.

July 2013
Emily Dubs (DVB)
Phil Maness (Xperi)
Entertainment Identifer Registry Association

The Entertainment Identifier Registry Association (EIDR) is a not-for-profit industry association that was founded by Movielabs, CableLabs, Comcast and Rovi to meet a crucial need across the entertainment supply chain for universal identifiers for a broad array of audio visual objects. These founding members are also members of the Board of Directors which governs the registry.

EIDR can play a crucial role in increasing supply chain efficiencies by eliminating costly translations between proprietary ID systems; Lowering risks of misidentification caused by duplication and lack of ID uniqueness; Improving internal asset tracking; Improving ability to match assets and metadata from different databases, service providers, or metadata suppliers.

October 2014
Emily Dubs (DVB)
Don Dulchinos (EIDR)
HbbTV Association

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV or HbbTV is a major pan‐European initiative aimed at harmonizing the broadcast and broadband delivery of entertainment services to the end consumer through connected TVs and set‐top boxes. The HbbTV specification was developed by industry leaders to effectively manage the rapidly increasing amount of content available targeted at today’s end consumer. It is based on elements of existing specifications including OIPF (Open IPTV Forum), CEA, DVB and W3C. The HbbTV consortium has over 60 members including many DVB Member companies.

February 2013
Emily Dubs (DVB)
Peter MacAvock (EBU)
HDMI Forum

The HDMI Forum is designed to foster broader industry participation in the development of future versions of the HDMI Specification.

The HDMI Forum, Inc, is a nonprofit, mutual benefit corporation established by the HDMI Founders whose purpose is to foster broader industry participation in the development of future versions of the HDMI Specification. Membership is open to any entity wishing to make an active and material contribution to the development of future HDMI Specifications.

September 2015
Emily Dubs (DVB)
Robert Blanchard (Sony)

KOBETA is the Korean Broadcasting Engineers and Technicians Association. DVB signed a memorandum of understanding with KOBETA in November 2005. Representatives of both organizations meet regularly with a view to sharing information and knowledge.

November 2005
Emily Dubs (DVB)

MHL, LLC is the Agent for overseeing and administering the adoption, licensing, and promotion of the MHL Specification. The MHL Specification was developed by Nokia Corporation, Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Lattice Semiconductor Corp., Sony Corporation, and Toshiba Corporation as a standard for mobile wired video/audio connectivity, which will enable the development of standard-compliant mobile and display products across a broad connectivity ecosystem. MHL, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation.

October 2015
Emily Dubs (DVB)
Gordon Hands (MHL)

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers or SCTE is a non-profit professional association for the advancement of technology, standards and workforce education related to cable telecommunications engineering. Founded in 1969 as The Society of Cable Television Engineers, SCTE and its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), have a current membership of more than 19,000 individuals.

May 2014
Emily Dubs (DVB)
Natasha Aden (SCTE/ISBE)

The mission of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is to drive the quality and evolution of motion pictures, television, and professional media through our global society of technologists, developers, and creatives by setting industry standards, providing relevant education, and fostering an engaged membership community.

Emily Dubs (DVB)
Bruce Devlin (SMPTE)
USB Implementers Forum

USB Implementers Forum, Inc. is a non-profit corporation founded by the group of companies that developed the Universal Serial Bus specification. The USB-IF was formed to provide a support organization and forum for the advancement and adoption of USB technology. The Forum facilitates the development of high-quality compatible USB peripherals (devices), and promotes the benefits of USB and the quality of products that have passed compliance testing.

August 2015
Emily Dubs (DVB), Alexander Adolf (Condition Alpha)
Jeff Ravencraft (USB-IF)
WorldDAB Forum

WorldDAB is the global industry forum for digital radio, facilitating the adoption and implementation of broadcast digital radio based on DAB / DAB+, the digital radio standards of choice for broadcasters across Europe, Asia Pacific, and other regions.

Emily Dubs (DVB)
Bernie O'Neill (WorldDAB Forum)