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A freely available tool that validates the conformance of DASH content to relevant media specifications has been improved thanks to a collaboration between five industry bodies. The DASH-IF Conformance Tool is available as either an online service or open-source software. DASH is a streaming technology that allows… Read More
The DVB Project has issued a request for proposals (RfP) for the creation of streams that could be used to test signalling of service prominence, newly added to the DVB-SI (Service Information) specification. The signalling aims to support the implementation of the EU’s Audiovisual Media Services Directive (AVMSD). Read More
DVB has today issued a request for proposals (RfP) to supply an open-source tool for the verification and validation of DVB-MABR, the specification for adaptive media streaming over IP multicast. Proposals should be submitted by 8 January 2024. Updates will be posted on the RfPs page of this… Read More
At the recent 2023 General Assembly, DVB’s chair Peter MacAvock announced that the person who first held that position has been made an Honorary Fellow of the DVB Project. Peter Kahl was sadly unable to be present in person for the ceremony, but sent his warm regards from his… Read More
A DVB study mission on energy-aware service delivery and consumption has delivered its final report, published today as DVB BlueBook S100. Its central recommendation is to create a dedicated working group that will help to ensure energy efficiency is taken into account in the future development of DVB… Read More
Last week’s General Assembly of the DVB Project elected a new Steering Board, to serve for the coming two years. It includes representatives of 43 companies across DVB’s four member constituencies. The companies represented on the DVB Steering Board 2023–2025 are as follows: Manufacturers / software suppliers: ATEME, Dolby, ENENSYS, Ericsson, Fraunhofer… Read More
A new set of test streams has been added to DVB’s V&V (Verification & Validation) resources. The streams allow implementers of DVB Targeted Advertising (DVB-TA) to test the use of watermarking as a means of signalling the presence of advertising breaks or other content replacement opportunities. DVB-TA enables… Read More
The big television media story at present is FAST, free ad-supported streaming television. Perhaps what is surprising is how like normal television services it is: linear channels with added on-demand layers. Such channels are bundled as services from (among many others) Pluto TV and Rakuten. Smart TV platform owners such as Samsung, LG Electronics and Roku have now all launched their own services, joining the incumbents of Google, Amazon and Apple who have owned both content and platforms for a while. Read More
With the chairs of both the Steering Board and Commercial Module stepping down in the coming months, the DVB Project is actively seeking candidates to fill these two pivotal leadership roles. Those interested in applying for these non-remunerated positions must already be working for a DVB Member company… Read More
The DVB Steering Board has approved the membership of AnixeNet, a Greece-based company specializing in hybrid television solutions. While the main focus of AnixeNet has up to now been on interactive television based on HbbTV technologies, it is increasingly involved in projects related to DVB-I and 5G… Read More
DVB World 2024 will take place in Munich, at the smartvillage Bogenhausen, on 19 and 20 March. While the unconference format, highly popular with attendees in 2022 and 2023, will be retained for the second day of the event, a more traditional programme of keynotes, presentations and panels… Read More
Visitors to the DVB booth at IBC2023 were able to navigate through the DVB-I service list for a market trial that’s taking shape in Italy. There is more information on the demonstration and the elements of the trial in the handout that was distributed during IBC. Earlier in… Read More