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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

DVB Scene 55: targeted advertising, multicast, future satellite delivery

You can now download the March 2020 issue of DVB Scene magazine. The focus for Issue 55 is firmly on the future, with articles looking at the likely impact of DVB’s newest specifications (including DVB-TA and DVB-mABR) and the options for enhancing broadcast systems – satellite and terrestrial… Read More

Steering Board approves specs for DVB-TA signalling and Multicast ABR

The 94th meeting of DVB’s Steering Board, held earlier this month, approved the publication of three BlueBooks, including two that will ultimately lead to new ETSI standards. DVB BlueBook A178-2 is the signalling specification for DVB Targeted Advertising (DVB-TA). It complements the specification for interfacing and preparation of media,… Read More

ETSI publishes DVB-DASH with low latency and HDR DM

ETSI has published TS 103 285 V1.3.1, a new version of DVB’s MPEG-DASH profile for transport of ISO BMFF based DVB services over IP based networks. The main changes are the inclusion of a low latency mode and HDR dynamic mapping. DVB-DASH builds on MPEG DASH, which was the first… Read More

New keynote speaker announced for DVB World 2020

The keynote address at DVB World 2020 will come from InterDigital’s Alan Carlton, a longtime leader in wireless standards development. He will make the case that, despite the hype, 5G as currently designed will not be sufficient to meet the video-related demands that will be placed on it. DVB World… Read More

Hisense becomes DVB Member

The DVB Steering Board has approved the membership of Hisense Europe Research & Development Center GmbH, the second new DVB Member of 2020. Founded in China in 1969, Hisense is a manufacturer of flat panel TVs, household appliances and mobile… Read More

Major restructure of DVB's technical working groups

Last week’s meeting of the DVB Technical Module approved a significant reorganization of its sub-groups, responsible for the development and maintenance of DVB’s specifications. Five new groups were created and another was renamed to reflect a change of scope. Representatives of DVB Members can follow and contribute to the work… Read More

Sofia Digital selected to build DVB-I reference app

Sofia Digital has been selected by the DVB Project to develop and validate a reference application for DVB-I. The Finland-based company was chosen on the basis of its response to the Request for Proposals issued by DVB in September 2019. DVB is fostering the development of a reference… Read More

China's StarTimes Group to deliver DVB World 2020 keynote

Mr Xun Gu, the Managing Director of China’s StarTimes Group, will be the keynote speaker for DVB World 2020. The conference takes place in Valencia on 9–11 March. StarTimes has established subsidiaries in more than 30 African countries and uses DVB standards to deliver terrestrial and satellite television services… Read More