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Media Web Symposium keeps DVB-I in focus

The 11th Media Web Symposium brought 230 participants together at the Fraunhofer FOKUS institute in Berlin last week to discuss internet-based media delivery. Given the topic, it was natural that DVB-I, the specification for internet-based service discovery, cropped up in various ways throughout the event. A demonstration from… Read More

BroadcastAsia: discussing DVB's future-ready solutions for APAC region

With DVB standards dominant for digital television delivery through much of the Asia-Pacific region, last week’s BroadcastAsia gathering in Singapore provided an opportunity for the DVB community to meet with key stakeholders and discuss the latest developments. Emily Dubs, Head of Technology for the DVB Project, was there to… Read More

DVB World returns to Munich in 2025

DVB World 2025 will take place in Munich, Germany on 18 and 19 March. The event returns to the smartvillage Bogenhausen, a venue that is perfectly adapted to the combination of conference, unconference and exhibition. The 2024 edition, also in Munich, attracted 200 registrations, making it the… Read More

New Deutsche TV-Plattform report highlights most important DVB-I use cases

The Deutsche TV-Plattform has published a report describing relevant DVB-I use cases for the German market. Developed by the association’s DVB-I Taskforce, the report is aimed at decision-makers along the television value chain, highlighting the potential of the DVB-I specification and its advantages for the market participants identified, including… Read More

Implementing DVB Targeted Advertising in the UK

Martin Gold, YouView, explains how DVB's Targeted Advertising specifications – known as DVB-TA – have been deployed on linear broadcast channels in the UK. The article is complemented by a recording of his presentation on the broader topic of DVB-TA at DVB World 2024. Read More

New DVB report maps the landscape for volumetric video

DVB initiated a study mission to look at what was now termed Volumetric Video, and to further understand the potential use cases alongside existing industry activity and technology developments. Read More

Using DVB-NIP to close the connectivity gap in Peru

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Peruvian government realized that it had no effective means of communicating critical public health news to the entire population, nor could it ensure the provision of distance learning to the approximately 30% of the Peruvian population without connectivity. Read More

NAB 2024 paper highlights promise of interworking between DVB and 3GPP networks

The DVB Project’s Head of Technology, Emily Dubs, spoke at the 2024 NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology (BEIT) conference in Las Vegas on Monday. She presented her paper, titled How IP-based broadcast meets 5G for resilient and sustainable media distribution, that describes how technologies from DVB and… Read More

Updating DVB’s satellite toolbox to serve non-geostationary constellations

NGSO satellites are taking an increasing role providing ubiquitous, low-latency broadband services, with new constellations planned and launched. The key to market growth and global acceptance of any telecommunication system is standardization. Read More

DVB fellowship awarded to Martyn Lee in Munich

Martyn Lee, who stepped down as chair of the DVB Commercial Module (CM) on his retirement from Sky last November, was made an Honorary Fellow of the DVB Project during the closing circle at DVB World 2024 in Munich last week. Honorary Fellowship aims to recognize, on their… Read More

Open discussion and open minds in Munich for DVB World 2024

DVB World 2024 was billed as a place to have “conversations that matter on the future of media delivery”. For the almost 200 people who gathered in Munich on Tuesday and Wednesday, it delivered on that promise. The event opened with a dense but dynamic conference… Read More

It comes down to DVB-I versus HbbTV OpApp, right? Wrong!

The emergence of DVB-I has prompted discussions regarding its compatibility with HbbTV. The latter is often regarded as DVB’s interactive layer, in that it facilitates an app-like user experience combining DVB services with personalized broadband-delivered data on a connected TV. Read More