DVB presents world’s first showcase of DVB-I services at IBC2019

Update: we shot a short video of our IBC2019 demo in action – find it here.

Exhibiting at IBC2019 (1.B71), DVB will present the world’s first demonstration of linear television services using the DVB-I solution, which leverages internet-based access and streaming mechanisms alongside classical broadcasting techniques.

“As we approach the deployment stage for DVB-I, IBC is a great opportunity to showcase its readiness to enable the kind of reliable and user-friendly experience we associate with watching TV, but in situations where a broadcast connection may not be available,” said Peter MacAvock, chair of DVB. “Stop by DVB’s new location in Hall 1 at IBC, have a drink, talk with our experts and learn where the future of digital media and broadcast delivery is headed thanks to DVB specifications.”

Collaborative effort

Several DVB members will collaborate to present the world’s first working demonstration of DVB-I, built from the related specifications. The demo will include broadband and broadcast delivered linear television services using HTTP-based access and streaming mechanisms.

It showcases key elements such as a DVB-I Service List, DVB-DASH streaming with the recently released low latency mode, and Multicast Adaptive Bit Rate support for network optimization. More details can be found in a handout that will be available at the DVB stand.

The DVB member companies contributing to this showcase are: ATEME, Broadpeak, ENENSYS Technologies, Harmonic, ITV, Kineton, Newtec, RAI, Rohde & Schwarz, SES, TPV Technology, and Viaccess-Orca

Another demonstration of DVB-DASH with low latency can be found on the booth of DVB member Unified Streaming (14.H22). 

Also at IBC2019

DVB’s Meet the Experts programme allows visitors to book a 20 minute consultation on a range of topics. The panel and reservation system is available here

Finally, the ever-popular DVB Drinks reception will take place on Friday 13 September from 17:00 to 19:00 on the DVB booth, kindly sponsored by Sisvel.