Webinars

DVB Webinars are designed to inform the wider community about significant new or revised DVB specifications.

Scroll down to browse through our past webinars, where you can access the video and slide decks for each.

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Past Webinars

Webinar: Making a case for DVB-MABR (July 2020)

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In February 2020, the DVB Steering Board approved a new specification for adaptive bit-rate streaming over multicast, DVB-MABR. The solution enables the efficient mass distribution of linear and non-linear media across multicast-enabled IP networks. With the DVB-MABR specification set to be published as an ETSI standard in due course, the… Read More

Webinar: Introduction to DVB's Targeted Advertising specifications (June 2020)

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Both DVB and HbbTV have this year published their complementary technical specifications for targeted advertising. These specifications are now available to anyone within the industry wishing to implement the DVB-TA framework. This opens the door for broadcasters and the advertising industry to create opportunities in a space that… Read More

Webinar: UHD – commercial success or work in progress? (May 2020)

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The webinar was moderated by Ian Nock, who chairs the Interoperability Working Group of the Ultra HD Forum. For the discussion that followed the presentations, the speakers were joined by Virginie Drugeon (Panasonic), Chair of the DVB Technical Module AVC Working Group. Slides Click the presentation title to download the… Read More

Webinar: Building a reference client for DVB-I (April 2020)

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The DVB-I specification was published in November 2019. Prior to its publication, DVB issued a Request for Proposals to develop a reference client application for DVB-I, with goal of accelerating deployment of the specification. Selected on the basis of the RfP issued by DVB, Sofia Digital has undertaken the development… Read More

Webinar: DVB-I Service Lists & Programme Information (April 2020)

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Q&A – most were dealt with live, but some answers were typed also. The DVB-I specification, published in November 2019, defines DVB-I Service Lists, a means for internet-connected devices to find curated sets of linear television services that may… Read More

Webinar: DASH: from on-demand to large scale live for premium services (March 2020)

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Originally planned as a full conference session for DVB World 2020 (which was cancelled in light of the COVID-19 situation), this webinar looks at the latest developments with DASH, covering several aspects: low latency, ad insertion, bandwidth prediction,… Read More

Webinar: Beam hopping in DVB-S2X (March 2020)

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In 2019, the DVB-S2X specification was updated to add support for beam hopping. In multi-beam satellite systems, beam hopping enables efficient and flexible use of satellite resources for applications such as VoIP, cellular backhaul, Internet of Things, maritime and in-flight connectivity and government. This webinar explains how beam hopping fits… Read More

Webinar: Encoding and packaging for DVB-I services (March 2020)

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Some of the questions posted during the webinar were answered via the Q&A interface by Paul Higgs and Jon Piesing. You can read the answers here. The DVB-I specification offers an internet-centric solution for linear television services. While DVB-I service lists can reference services delivered via broadband and/or broadcast,… Read More

Webinar: Codecs, standards and UHD formats – where is the industry headed? (March 2020)

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Originally planned as a full conference session for DVB World 2020 (which was cancelled in light of the COVID-19 situation), this webinar provided an overview of the technologies and standards that have got UHD to where it is… Read More

Webinar: Multicast ABR opens the door to a new DVB era (March 2020)

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Richard Bradbury answered many questions via the Q&A interface. A transcription of his answers is provided here (with a few of the questions missing, unfortunately). Originally scheduled as a presentation at DVB World 2020 (cancelled owing to… Read More

Webinar: HDR Dynamic Mapping (February 2020)

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During 2019, DVB revised its specification for the use of video and audio coding in broadcast and broadband applications (TS 101 154) to include optional solutions for HDR dynamic mapping. The solutions allow a receiver, such as a TV set, to adapt a High Dynamic Range video signal to… Read More

Introduction to the DVB-I specification (December 2019)

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This webinar provides an overview of the new specification for Service Discovery and Programme Metadata for DVB-I Services. The DVB-I specification was recently approved by the DVB Steering Board and is available as DVB BlueBook A177. DVB-I aims to ensure that linear television delivered over the internet is as user-friendly and… Read More

Next Generation Audio in DVB (March 2019)

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The Audio Video Coding (AVC) experts of DVB have been working to introduce Next Generation Audio (NGA) to the DVB specifications over a number of years. This webinar marked the publication of the latest version of TS 101 154, DVB’s guidelines for the use of video and audio coding in… Read More

DVB-DASH (June 2018)

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DVB-DASH, for the delivery of TV content via HTTP adaptive streaming, provides a profile of features defined in the MPEG DASH specification. The latest revision of DVB-DASH, published by ETSI in March 2018, adds features related to UHD. Agenda The webinar has three sections: General introduction to DVB-DASH (… Read More

DVB-SIS (July 2018)

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DVB-SIS (Single Illumination System) enables the combination of DVB-T/T2 contribution and DVB-S/S2/S2X distribution in a single satellite beam.  Agenda What is SIS and why has this specification been created?Concept behind DVB-SISElements of DVB-SISPractical example applications Presenters  Frank Herrmann, Project Leader, Panasonic LabsJean-Pierre Mosset, Software Architect, Harmonic Inc. Read More

Subtitling Systems (January 2018)

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The DVB specification for TTML-based subtitling systems, approved in July 2017, has now been complemented by a revision of the existing specification for bitmap subtitles, creating a comprehensive suite of subtitling specifications from DVB. This webinar provides an overview of both specifications. Agenda IntroductionBitmap subtitle specification (EN 300 743)… Read More

Smart TV Security (May 2017)

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In response to the risk of smart televisions being manipulated via the broadband interface – via so-called man-in-the-middle attacks – TS 102 809 enables broadcasters to add authentication information to the signalling of their interactive services.  The television receiver learns the legitimate transmission on each channel and will then identify and… Read More

UHD in TS 101 154 (January 2017)

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DVB updated its audio-visual coding specification, TS 101 154, adding support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), High Frame Rates (HFR) and Next Generation Audio (NGA). … Read More