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Elfed Howells to chair DVB Promotion & Communications Module

The working group responsible for ensuring the flow of information about DVB’s work and specifications has a new chair. Elfed Howells, who represents DVB Member Hisilicon Technologies (a subsidiary of Huawei), was elected as chair of the Promotion & Communications Module during December. The next PCM meeting is… Read More

New Italian receiver spec foresees mandatory DVB-I support

The latest version of the Italian UHD Book, published earlier this month, introduces the prospect of mandatory support of DVB-I in receivers. While the requirement is subject to the fulfilment of several preconditions, the step is nevertheless a strong endorsement of DVB-I as a key element of the future media… Read More

DVB Targeted Advertising standards published by ETSI

The first two parts of the DVB specification for Targeted Advertising (DVB-TA), enabling dynamic substitution of content in linear broadcasts, have this week been published by ETSI as formal standards. TS 103 752-1 covers Carriage and signalling of placement opportunity information in DVB Transport Streams, while TS 103 752-2… Read More

Witness the future of media delivery at unique DVB DEMOS event

On Thursday 26 November, we will host DVB DEMOS 2020, an all-day online event bringing the industry together to witness the future of media delivery. Fourteen different exhibitors will participate in the event, showcasing products and services based on the latest generation of internet-centric specifications from DVB, comprising DVB-I (including… Read More

Next steps confirmed for DVB work on Multicast ABR and Native IP

The 96th meeting of the DVB Steering Board (SB) took place this week. Among the key decisions were the approval of the Commercial Requirements for the second phase of work on DVB-MABR and the endorsement of the arrangements for a new technical working group on Native IP. Multicast ABR Phase… Read More

DVB fellowship awarded to Graham Mills

At yesterday’s 2020 General Assembly, Graham Mills was made an Honorary Fellow of the DVB Project. While such presentations are usually made in person, in this case he joined the entirely online meeting from his home in the UK. Introducing him, DVB chair Peter MacAvock noted Graham’s long association… Read More

DVB-I and DVB-MABR published as ETSI standards

ETSI has this week published two of DVB’s new landmark specifications as formal standards. TS 103 770 specifies Service Discovery and Programme Metadata for DVB-I Services and TS 103 769 is for Adaptive media streaming over IP multicast. Both DVB-I and DVB-MABR will feature strongly during the… Read More

New generation of terrestrial services taking shape in Europe

DVB’s vision for the future of media delivery sees broadband and broadcast networks being used intelligently to ensure audiences are efficiently served with high quality content. The emergence of DVB-I is accelerating the shift to an internet-centric model, but broadcast platforms also continue to evolve, taking advantage of new codecs… Read More

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