DVB Wins Emmy Award

The DVB is pleased to announce that it is being honored by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences as the recipient of a 2011 Technical/Engineering Achievement Award. The Technology & Engineering Emmy Award is in recognition of DVB’s “outstanding work in the Pioneering Development and Deployment of Active Format Description and Aspect Ratio Control Technologies and Systems”.

The award will be presented at the Awards Ceremony, which will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2012 as part of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

Launched in 1948, The Technology and Engineering Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering.

Active Format Description (AFD) allows the broadcaster to control how images will be displayed on screens with different resolutions such as 16:9 or 4:3. AFD consists of a standard set of codes embedded in the MPEG video stream providing the necessary information so that a receiver can present the content in the appropriate format and also identify the relevant “area of interest” to be displayed.

“The DVB is honored to receive this prestigious award. It is a credit to all those individuals from our Membership who work tirelessly while striving to maintain a culture of innovation that is fostered by DVB. I would like to thank all of our Members who have worked to achieve this award and the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for recognizing their contribution to broadcast engineering,” said Peter Siebert, DVB’s Executive Director.