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DVB and 5G-MAG join forces on the future of TV over 5G

The DVB Project and the 5G Media Action Group (5G-MAG) have agreed to work together to help bring the commercial deployment of 5G-based television services closer to reality.  Following the signing of a formal liaison between the two organizations, a Joint Task Force (JTF) will move forward quickly… Read More

Testing begins on reference Central Service List Registry for DVB-I

The first phase of work on a reference Central Service List Registry (CSR) for DVB-I is nearing completion. DVB Members have now been invited to test the release, available on GitHub and also running on a public test server, with a view to ensuring that it fulfils the expected… Read More

DVB receives innovation award from HDFI

The Ultra HD Forum Italia (HDFI), at its recent annual conference, presented an innovation award to the DVB Project. The prize recognizes the steps DVB has taken in recent years to address IP-based delivery through the development of DVB-I and related specifications. The HDFI is a trade association… Read More

DVB releases first specifications for 8K UHD video service delivery

The DVB Steering Board has approved specification updates that introduce capabilities to deliver 8K UHD video services for the first time. These updates, extending existing support for the HEVC codec, are the first step in a series of key additions planned for the DVB video coding specifications. These will… Read More

Information on tests in Germany, Italy and Iran added to DVB-I website

A website that provides useful information and resources for potential DVB-I implementers, launched last August, has been updated with a new section on services. With an initial focus on trials and pilots, it includes details on the completed DVB-I pilot in Iran, an ongoing one in Germany, and… Read More

New DVB Steering Board elected

The General Assembly of the DVB Project took place online yesterday and included the election of a new Steering Board, to serve for the coming two years. Representatives of a total of 41 organizations were elected across DVB’s four member constituencies as follows: Manufacturers / software suppliers: Dolby, ENENSYS… Read More

DVB's role in the fight against climate change

Jigna Chandaria (BBC) Climate change is one of the biggest threats to human existence, and tackling it requires urgent action at every level. While watching television is a very low carbon activity, its cumulative impact means that we in the broadcasting industry have a responsibility to adapt the way we… Read More

A proactive approach to European media regulation

For several months now, a DVB task force has been looking into how a key European directive affecting media services can be implemented in a consistent manner in DVB-based systems. The aim is to help avoid unnecessary fragmentation in the market. The EU’s Audi Read More

DVB-I and Native IP to the fore at DEMOS 2021

Last week’s second edition of the online DVB DEMOS event provided ample evidence that DVB’s new IP-centric solutions are well placed to drive the future of media delivery. Fifteen DVB Member companies showcased their latest products and services based on new or forthcoming DVB specifications, including several multi-vendor… Read More

DVB supports joint project to improve DASH conformance software

A new project involving five leading industry organizations aims to improve web-based software that is used to test the technical conformance of DASH content. DASH is a standards-based solution that enables the delivery of live and on-demand TV content over the open internet via HTTP adaptive streaming. Originally developed… Read More

Work begins on Central Service List Registry for DVB-I

The DVB Project has engaged Sofia Digital to build a skeleton Central Service List Registry (CSR) for DVB-I. The first phase of the work is a proof of concept, to validate the technical approach taken in the DVB-I standard; under the second phase, the implementation will be made freely available… Read More

DVB Scene 58: video codecs, DVB-I over 5G, terrestrial UHD, and more

You can now download the September 2021 issue of DVB Scene. The new issue of DVB Scene magazine includes articles covering a wide range of DVB solutions and specifications, from the ongoing work on video codecs, Native IP and DVB-I over 5G, to market developments related to terrestrial UHD… Read More