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DVB-I reference app wins CSI technology award

The reference application for DVB-I developed by Sofia Digital has won the 2020 CSI award for Best Network Delivery Technology. The open-source application was commissioned by the DVB Project as a means of accelerating deployment of the new DVB-I specification. The awards are organized by CSI Magazine, one of… Read More

Emily Dubs to chair international panel at DTG Summit

DVB’s Head of Technology will chair the International Keynote Panel at next month’s DTG Summit 2020. Emily Dubs will lead a group of global industry experts in debating how television will evolve as IP-based delivery becomes increasingly dominant. The event, titled Future Vision, is on Wednesday 7 October. You can… Read More

EBU launches best practice group on HbbTV and DVB-I

The European Broadcasting Union, the world’s leading alliance of public broadcasters, has launched a new working group focused on the implementation of HbbTV and DVB-I. The aim is to define and exchange best practices around these two complementary solutions. The group has already held a first gathering that was attended… Read More

DVB considers future codec options

DVB’s working groups on audio and video coding (AVC) this week hosted a one-day workshop focused on new video codecs. The workshop, for DVB Members only but with several guest speakers, attracted more than 140 participants.  Proponents of five video different video coding solutions were invited to provide information during… Read More

DVB Scene 56: DVB-I pilot in Iran, Native IP, terrestrial UHD

You can now download the September 2020 issue of DVB Scene magazine. DVB’s new generation of internet-centric solutions for media delivery dominate the latest issue of DVB Scene. There is a report on the first DVB-I pilot service, an overview of the recently approved Commercial Requirements for a Native IP… Read More

DVB seeks additional exhibitors for virtual showcase

Usually at this time of year, we would be putting the final touches to one or more demonstrations for our booth at IBC in Amsterdam. It is our key annual landmark to showcase progress with DVB specifications. This year we plan to do that at a new virtual event, planned… Read More

V-Nova becomes DVB Member

The Steering Board of the DVB Project has approved the membership of V-Nova. About V-Nova Based in London, V-Nova is dedicated to improving data compression through its portfolio of innovative technologies based on the use of AI and parallel processing for data, video, imaging, point cloud… Read More

DVB DRINKS at IBC: maintaining the tradition

The traditional social gathering on the DVB booth at IBC has always been a popular rendezvous for those who work on and with DVB specifications. This year, on what would have been the opening day of the Amsterdam event, DVB DRINKS will go ahead at the usual time, but online. Read More

Tsingshen Tech joins DVB Project

The DVB Steering Board has approved the membership of Shanghai Tsingshen Technology Development Co. Ltd. The satellite operator becomes DVB’s sixth new Member for 2020 – the other companies that have joined this year are Google, SpaceBridge, Hisense, Zhuhai DingZhi Electronic Technology Co. Ltd. and Skyworth Digital. Read More

New in the specifications library: DVB-I update and DVB-T2 PAPR recommendation

DVB has this week published two BlueBooks, one an update of the DVB-I Service Discovery specification and the other a recommendation on how PAPR reduction techniques in DVB-T2 should be interpreted. Both BlueBooks are available from the Specification Library. A177 Rev.1 DVB BlueBook A177 is the specification for… Read More

Webinar to set out the business case(s) for DVB-MABR

The webinar series that replaced the cancelled DVB World 2020 conference kicked off with a very well-attended session on the newly approved DVB-MABR specification. While that webinar provided a technical overview of the specification itself, a second one this Friday will focus instead on the business case for adaptive bit-rate… Read More

Milestones for Native IP and DVB-I over 5G

Two recently initiated DVB work items reached important milestones at this week’s Steering Board meeting. The commercial requirements for native IP video delivery over broadcast satellite were approved; and work will proceed on the creation of commercial requirements for the use of DVB-I as a service layer on top of… Read More