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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

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