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DVB Oks latest UHD specs

DVB Oks latest UHD specs

At the 87th meeting of the DVB Steering Board (SB) important revisions and updates for three DVB specifications were approved. This development marks the completion of the current generation of…

FCC approves Next Gen TV plan

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved (in a 3:2 vote) voluntary use by broadcasters of the new ATSC 3.0 advanced TV transmission scheme for the USA. The FCC, in its…

Singapore extends DSO deadline

Singapore households will now have one more year to switch to Digital TV (DTV). The cessation of analogue TV broadcast has been shifted from end-2017 to December 31st 2018 to…

D-BOOK 10 defines UK TV requirements

The DTG, the UK’s collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, has published its D-Book 10, the industry-determined, next-generation, universally-deployed specification which supports future interactive services and enables the…

Resolution revolution rolls on

4K UHD is technology that has developed in an asymmetric manner – which is typical. It will soon be impossible to buy a non-UHD large-scale TV, and penetration around the…

FCC to discuss next-gen TV standard

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is to consider a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking authorising television broadcasters to use the Next Generation television transmission standard…

Standards boost for mobile TV

Mobile telephony standards body 3GPP has added features to its Release 14 designed to enable mobile networks to deliver television services in new and improved ways. Television and content providers…

Ofcom’s BBC content quotas

Ofcom’s BBC content quotas

The BBC must broadcast more original UK programmes under new rules set out by broadcasting regulator Ofcom designed to ensure the broadcaster offers high-quality, distinctive programmes for its entire audience.…

NAB defends Next Gen TV

NAB defends Next Gen TV

The National Association of Broadcasters – the premier advocacy association for America’s broadcasters – has defended the future adoption and potential of the ATSC 3.0 ‘Next Gen TV’ broadcast transmission…

CableLabs completes Full Duplex DOCSIS spec

US cable industry research and development lab CableLabs has completed the Full Duplex DOCSIS 3.1 specification, designed to help cable operators find cost-effective solutions to meet the growing demand for…

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