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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

Several DVB specification updates plus new satellite commercial requirements

The DVB Steering Board met at the end of June to round off a particularly intense and productive meeting cycle. In addition to the approval of an updated DVB-I specification and related implementation guidelines, previously reported, a raft of other documents were approved for publication. DVB-RCS2 for non-geostationary… Read More

Allegro DVT joins the DVB Project

The DVB Steering Board has approved the membership of Allegro DVT, a global leader in digital video compression solutions. Allegro DVT, headquartered in France, develops compression and decompression solutions for digital video. The company’s products help chip vendors develop and test high-performance video processing ASICs. It also provides… Read More

Latest DVB-I release accompanied by new implementation guidelines

A revision of the DVB-I service discovery specification has been published along with a new set of implementation guidelines. Both are available now as DVB BlueBooks. The DVB-I Service Discovery specification unifies broadcast and streaming, making all content available to end users in a single service list – from… Read More

Ideas and opportunities take centre stage at DVB World 2023

With the event adopting the unconference format for the second year running, DVB World 2023 delivered an intense day of discussions on the future of media delivery in Brussels last week. Over 120 participants gathered on Thursday morning, together building an agenda that covered a broad range of… Read More

DVB prepares for another unconferencing adventure in Brussels

The future of media delivery is on the agenda for DVB World 2023 in Brussels on Thursday 22 June. In fact, strictly speaking, for now the agenda is empty: it will be filled with topics and sessions when more than 130 participants gather that morning for the opening… Read More