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ASELSAN joins DVB

The Turkish company ASELSAN has become a Member of the DVB Project. ASELSAN Based in Ankara, ASELSAN is a defence electronics company whose product portfolio includes communication systems for military and public safety, space technologies, navigation and avionic systems, transportation, security, traffic, automation and medical systems. The company dedicates… Read More

Native IP promises a new world of possibilities for video delivery

Last week’s webinar on the forthcoming Native IP solution from DVB set out an inspiring vision for future media delivery: a file-based, IP-delivered video system leveraging broadcast networks to reach smart TVs and set-top boxes, but also any IP-connected device, via IP gateways in homes and businesses. Following an… Read More

DVB-CI evolves to meet pay-TV needs worldwide

The continued evolution of the CI Plus family of specifications is opening new horizons for pay-TV operators and consumers alike. That was one of the key takeaways from this week’s DVB webinar titled When USB meets Pay-TV – an update on CI Plus. In particular, the new USB form… Read More

Netflix and TCL join the DVB Project

DVB is pleased to welcome two new Members to the organization: Netflix and TCL. Netflix Netflix is one of the world’s leading entertainment services with 204 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. The… Read More

Standards pave the way for Targeted Advertising growth on broadcast TV

The number of registrations for today’s webinar on Targeted Advertising surpassed any previous DVB webinar, showing clearly that this is a topic of great interest for the industry. It was the second of a two-part series, presented in collaboration with the HbbTV Association, aiming to explain how Targeted Advertising (TA)… Read More

An oral history of the birth of DVB SimulCrypt

In January 2021, we learned that DVB’s work on common encryption was to be recognized with a Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award. To mark this honour, we invited some of those who were involved in the commercial and technical work that led to SimulCrypt to share their memories of… Read More

Targeted Advertising: from specification to implementation

Stefano Braghieri (Mediaset) Mediaset, the major Italian commercial broadcaster, has been involved as a DVB Member for many years, taking advantage of the opportunity to contribute to the definition and standardization of new technologies. Since the days of MHP, we have understood that a deep involvement in DVB and other… Read More

Internet-centric, broadcast-bred – a challenging mix

Peter MacAvock (EBU), Chair of the DVB Project Over the last two years or so, DVB has shifted to promoting itself as internet-centric. But what does this mean? It’s about changing mindsets, shifting focus, revamping old working methods, and accompanying (encouraging? dragging?!) industry stakeholders into the future, all while retaining… Read More

DVB Native IP: fast track to DTH 2.0?

Jean-Claude Sachot (Broadpeak) Aside from the introduction of new codecs and formats, direct-to-home (DTH) digital satellite television has not improved much since the mid-1990s: it remains limited to the TV screen, in most cases connected to a bespoke satellite receiver decoder. However, we have now reached the point where the… Read More

DVB Scene 57: Targeted Advertising, DVB-I, new video codecs, and more

You can now download the March 2021 issue of DVB Scene magazine. The cover of the latest issue of DVB Scene celebrates the availability of a complete standards-based solution for Targeted Advertising, thanks to the specifications from DVB and HbbTV. An article from Stefano Braghieri of Mediaset (page… Read More

Still serving broadcasters, with more urgency than ever

This article by DVB Head of Technology Emily Dubs was originally published as a Partner Profile in the March 2021 edition of EBU tech-i magazine. In the DVB Project, we have seen a slow but steady decrease in the representation of broadcasters, with the manufacturers’… Read More

DVB welcomes Quadrille as a Member

The DVB Steering Board has approved the membership of Quadrille. Based in Paris, Quadrille is an independent software and service provider specializing in over-the-air content delivery. Its multicast solutions target real-world requirements in industries as diverse as media, entertainment, transportation, and public and military infrastructures. Read More