BroadcastAsia: discussing DVB’s future-ready solutions for APAC region

With DVB standards dominant for digital television delivery through much of the Asia-Pacific region, last week’s BroadcastAsia gathering in Singapore provided an opportunity for the DVB community to meet with key stakeholders and discuss the latest developments. Emily Dubs, Head of Technology for the DVB Project, was there to speak at the conference and to meet with DVB Members and implementers.

DVB Members exhibiting at BroadcastAsia included Ateme, Broadpeak, ENENSYS, Eutelsat Group, Irdeto, Harmonic, Viaccess-Orca, V-Nova, SES, ST Engineering iDirect, Synamedia and WORK Microwave. Visitors to their respective booths were invited to learn about a range of DVB solutions addressing use cases such as Targeted Advertising, low-latency DVB-DASH streaming, next-generation video codecs, DVB-NIP (Native IP broadcasting) and DVB-SIS (Single Illumination System).

Emily Dubs, who took the opportunity to meet with both DVB Members and others implementing DVB standards, noted high levels of interest in DVB-NIP and DVB-I. The latter, in particular, is seen as a key enabler for bringing broadcaster content to internet-connected devices. With respect to DVB-NIP, it anticipated that new proofs-of-concept and deployments will be announced in the coming months.

Building on the significant interest in her NAB BEIT conference paper, Emily Dubs spoke on similar themes at the BroadcastAsia conference. She focused in particular on the potential for interworking between DVB-NIP and 5G Broadcast, with DVB-I as a key enabler. This combination is seen as particularly suited to many markets in South and Southeast Asia, where reaching smartphones with broadcast-delivered OTT content is a priority.