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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

Webinar to introduce the DVB-TA specifications

A new world of opportunity has opened up for broadcasters and the advertising industry with the recent publication of specifications for DVB Targeted Advertising. A free webinar introducing the DVB-TA specifications will take place on Tuesday 30 June at 14:00 CEST. The combination of two new specifications from… Read More

Patent pool developments for DVB-S2, DVB-SIS and DVB-CSA

A key element of DVB’s policy on intellectual property rights is fostering the formation of licensing programmes – or patent pools – covering patents essential to DVB standards. The aim is to deliver greater market certainty on licensing terms and enable earlier market launch of the technologies concerned. Sisvel,… Read More

Webinar to discuss whether UHD has been a commercial success

DVB, in collaboration with the Ultra HD Forum, will host a free webinar on Tuesday 12 May (11:00 CEST) to assess the state of UHD deployments globally. The event marks the recent launch of the Forum’s UHD Service Tracker. The new tool shows that UHD… Read More

Welcome to our fifth new Member for 2020

We are pleased to announce that the DVB Steering Board has approved the membership of Shenzhen Skyworth Digital Technology Co. Ltd.. The consumer electronics manufacturer has become DVB’s fifth new Member for 2020, joining Google, SpaceBridge, Hisense and Zhuhai DingZhi Electronic Technology Co. Ltd.. Skyworth Digital… Read More

DVB releases free reference client for DVB-I services

An open source reference client for DVB-I is now available, with the source code is provided via DVB’s GitHub account. Developed in collaboration with Sofia Digital, the reference client and related materials are released under the open source MIT license and will help to accelerate… Read More

Seven new DVB webinars available to view on demand

The COVID-19 related cancellation of DVB World 2020 prompted the swift creation of a series of webinars based on the conference programme. The webinar series ran over the past three weeks and attracted more than 550 participants, many of whom attended several. All seven webinars are now available to view… Read More

Google and SpaceBridge become DVB Members

The DVB Steering Board has approved the membership of both Google and SpaceBridge, the third and fourth new members of the association for 2020. Hisense and Zhuhai DingZhi Electronic Technology joined earlier in the year. SpaceBridge SpaceBridge… Read More

Webinar series announced following DVB World cancellation

We are pleased to announce that a series of free webinars drawn from the programme of DVB World 2020 will be offered over the coming weeks. The event, which should have taken place in Valencia this week, was cancelled owing to the COVID-19 situation. Additionally, the dates for DVB World… Read More