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Could DVB-I solve the content-discovery challenge for streaming television?

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

DVB seeks to fill key leadership roles

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

AnixeNet joins the DVB Project

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

Call for speakers issued as DVB World moves to Munich

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

Preparing the way for a full DVB-I market trial in Italy

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

A strong showing for the DVB community at IBC2023

A busy and buzzing IBC2023 for the DVB Project showed that the organization’s relevance and influence remain as strong as ever after 30 years of existence. From start to finish, even on the traditionally quieter final day of the exhibition, the DVB booth welcomed a steady stream of visitors… Read More

Standards that changed the (media) world

For 30 years, the DVB Project has been developing technical specifications for digital television. In addition to being commercially driven, interoperability is a fundamental goal of DVB’s work, with the maximum possible commonalities across the different solutions. While DVB was initially oriented towards Europe, its standards are now… Read More

Hindsight, foresight and insights – interview with Peter MacAvock on DVB’s 30 years

Peter MacAvock has been at the heart of the DVB Project since just after its creation, having been hired to run the DVB Project Office in January 1994. The September 2023 issue of DVB Scene magazine featured this interview with him on the state of DVB on its 30th anniversary. Read More

DVB Scene 62: Looking back and looking forward on DVB's 30th anniversary

The latest issue of DVB Scene, now available for download (PDF), marks 30 years of the DVB Project. In a wide-ranging interview, DVB chair Peter MacAvock discusses the organization’s role in the wider industry, its continued relevance and his own plans for the future. Also looking ahead, Head… Read More

Showcasing market readiness of DVB-I and DVB-NIP at IBC2023

The DVB Project’s booth at IBC2023 (Amsterdam, 15–18 September) will highlight strong progress towards market implementation for its IP-focused specifications for media delivery. The German and Italian DVB-I trials will be showcased alongside advances in interoperability for DVB Native IP delivery. DVB will also celebrate its 30th anniversary with… Read More

New report from ETSI highlights synergies between DVB-I and 5G

A new Technical Report from ETSI, arising out of a collaboration between the DVB Project and 5G-MAG, describes how DVB-I can provide a service layer for any IP-based system, including 5G Media Streaming and 5G Broadcast. Published just ahead of the summer break in Europe, TR 103 972… Read More

German DVB-I Pilot wins IBC innovation award

The winner of the IBC 2023 Special Award for Innovation is the German DVB-I Pilot, an initiative bringing together multiple stakeholders from the German media industry, including broadcasters, device manufacturers, software providers and research institutions. Published as an open standard by ETSI, the specification Service Discovery and Programme… Read More