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DVB Scene 59: DVB-I, native IP delivery, the metaverse, and more

You can now download the March 2022 issue of DVB Scene. In the latest issue of DVB Scene magazine, discover how DVB-I eases the transition to truly converged media delivery, learn about the new DVB Native IP Broadcasting specification and find out why there will be a need for… Read More

DVB adds VVC to its video coding toolbox

The DVB Project has added Versatile Video Coding (VVC) to its core specification for the use of video and audio coding in broadcast and broadband applications. DVB is thus the first standards body of its kind to add a next generation video codec to its media delivery toolbox. New video… Read More

DVB welcomes three new Members

The DVB Steering Board has approved the membership of three companies: EI Towers, MAINDATA and Peng Cheng Laboratory. We warmly welcome all three to the DVB family. EI Towers EI Towers S.p.A. is an Italian company operating network infrastructure and integrated services for the broadcast media, mobile telecommunications and… Read More

A new era beckons for broadcast with the approval of DVB Native IP

A whole new world of opportunity has emerged for the broadcast industry with the availability of DVB’s new solution for satellite and terrestrial delivery based natively on IP. The DVB-NIP specification, approved last week by DVB’s Steering Board, bridges the gap between broadband and broadcast networks and paves the… Read More

Updates for DVB-I and DVB-MABR plus DVB-MABR implementation guidelines

Three new DVB BlueBooks, all linked to DVB’s suite of internet-centric solutions, have been published following their approval at a recent meeting of the organization’s Technical Module. Two are revisions of existing specifications – DVB-I and DVB-MABR – and the third is a new set of implementation guidelines for… Read More

Webinar confirms that 5G Broadcast is on track

This week’s DVB webinar on TV over 5G provided a comprehensive overview of the status of the technical standards, the validation of implementation aspects, and ongoing pre-commercial trials. The video is available to view on demand and slides can be downloaded here. The overall message was that most… Read More

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