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German DVB-I partners recommend second phase for pilot

The German DVB-I Pilot, which ran from September 2022 to March 2023, aimed to develop a common view on the technical features of the DVB-I standard and on the opportunities and challenges for the German television market. The initiative involved 21 stakeholders from the media industry, including broadcasters, device… Read More

Growing interest and activity in China around DVB specifications

The DVB Project had a strong presence at the recent 2023 World Ultra HD Video Industry Development Conference, which took place in Guangzhou, China, from 8 to 10 May. On the first day of the conference, DVB collaborated with the AVS Industry Alliance to co-host a workshop updating… Read More

Test in Spain shows integration of DVB-I with terrestrial services

The latest example of a long-running collaboration between the Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and the Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM) has seen the first tests of DVB-I taking place in Spain. Under the auspices of the RTVE Chair at UPM, a live event at the end of… Read More

Telesat joins the DVB Project

The DVB Steering Board has approved the membership of Telesat, a satellite operator based in Canada. Telesat is one of the largest and most successful global satellite operators, delivering critical connectivity solutions that tackle the world’s most complex communications challenges. “As we continue to develop our next-generation low… Read More

DVB publishes commercial requirements for forthcoming video codec work

With the latest update of the DVB-AVC specification soon to be published by ETSI, the DVB Project has published two new documents setting out the commercial requirements that will drive the organization’s next phase of work on video codecs. The documents, DVB BlueBooks C105 and C106, are… Read More

DVB approves the specification for next-generation video codecs to deliver 4K and 8K broadcast and streaming television

A new revision of the DVB-AVC specification adding two new video codecs – VVC and AVS3 – has been approved by the DVB Steering Board and is available now as DVB BlueBook A001r21 and will soon be published as ETSI TS 101 154 V2.8.1. The DVB Project maintains a… Read More

Using DVB-TTML to unify subtitle generation for broadcast and broadband

Available in 198 countries and in 421 million households, TV5MONDE is one of the world’s largest television networks. Since April 2021, TV5MONDE has been using DVB-TTML as a pivot subtitling format between playout and packaging. Read More

Seeking consensus on convergence

The media industry is undergoing its biggest revolution since the invention of television. We thought migrating from analogue to digital TV was hard – it was much easier that what’s going on now. As we have seen in the cable TV sector, the march of IP is all conquering. What was once a transport stream delivered using 64-QAM and DVB-C is now largely based on DOCSIS with the latest versions being IP-only. Read More

DVB-I added to core HbbTV specification

The latest release of the core HbbTV specification for hybrid broadcast–broadband television includes integration with DVB-I. The goal is to allow HbbTV applications that are typically linked to a classic DVB broadcast also be linked to services discovered via a DVB-I service list, whether delivered via broadcast or broadband. Read More

DVB Scene 61: Native IP in India, DVB-S2X in Sri Lanka, and more

The new issue of DVB Scene magazine is now available for download. The striking photograph on the cover of Sigiriya in Sri Lanka marks the launch in the island nation of Asia’s first satellite television service based on DVB-S2X. Issue 61 also features a photo story on the… Read More

DVB publishes updated Multicast ABR specification and guidelines

The DVB Steering Board, at its recent meeting in Geneva, approved the publication of two DVB BlueBooks related to adaptive streaming over IP multicast. BlueBook A176r3 is an update of the DVB-MABR specification itself, while BlueBook A181r1 is an update of the implementation guidelines for the specification. Read More

FTA Communication Technologies joins the DVB Project

At its meeting in Geneva last week, the DVB Steering Board approved the membership of FTA Communication Technologies. We welcome them to the DVB Project. FTA Communication Technologies Known for its Inverto branded products, FTA Communication Technologies is a leading supplier of outdoor equipment and content delivery solutions… Read More