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"Father of DVB-S2" awarded Honorary Fellowship

Alberto Morello, former director of the renowned research centre of the Italian broadcaster Rai, has been awarded Honorary Fellowship of the DVB Project. The presentation was made during last week’s DVB World 2022 event in Brussels. Congratulating Dr Morello, DVB Chair Peter MacAvock described him as the “father of… Read More

DVB's first unconference was an unqualified success

Around 120 participants gathered in Brussels this week for DVB World, returning for the first time since 2019. In a radical change to past editions, this year’s event was run as an unconference. While it was the first unconference experience for the vast majority of the attendees and there… Read More

Kickstarting deeper collaboration on open-source tools for media applications

Five organizations that develop and promote open standards for media distribution came together this week for an online workshop aiming to kickstart deeper collaboration. The OSMART workshop – standing for Open-Source Media Application Reference Tools – was organized by the DVB Project and 5G-MAG in cooperation with the… Read More

Commercial trial of DVB-I on the horizon for Mediaset

Collaboration with TV manufacturers is a critical factor for the success of DVB-I, according to Sara Tagliapietra of Mediaset, who presented during a DVB-hosted webinar this week. As the Italian broadcaster’s proof of concept moves into its third phase, a complete end-to-end DVB-I ecosystem has been established, including… Read More

DVB World returns, with a difference

The DVB World conference, usually held annually, returns next month for the first time since 2019 when it took place in Dublin. This year’s event, in Brussels on Wednesday 18 May, will take a radically different approach: it will be run as an unconference. The unconference format, which is… Read More

DVB-I: who manages the service list?

For the most recent issue of DVB Scene magazine, we asked William Cooper of informitv to explore some questions related to DVB-I service lists: what can they do, for whom, and who should manage them? His research for the article, republished below, included conversations with several stakeholders… Read More

Next generation or paradigm shift?

Peter MacAvock (EBU), Chair of the DVB Project Because DVB doesn’t have a “3” after it, you might think it’s not as good as something that does. After all, DVB-T2 can only be a second-generation technology; right? It’s a bit more complicated than that. Although ATSC 3.0 claims to… Read More

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