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ETSI boost for UHD HDR services

Following the approval by the DVB Steering Board for TS 101 154 V2.3.1 – ‘Specification for the use of Video and Audio Coding in Broadcasting Applications based on the MPEG-2…

Telecom majors plan 5G NR acceleration

A grouping of mobile communications companies has announced collective support for the acceleration of the 5G New Radio (NR) standardisation schedule to enable large-scale trials and deployments as early as…

FCC proposes ATSC 3.0 next-gen TV standard

Suggesting that a move to upgraded technology would foster innovation in the broadcast TV marketplace, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comment on a proposal that would allow television…

Deltenre steps down as EBU DG

Deltenre steps down as EBU DG

Ingrid Deltenre has resigned as EBU Director General and will step down from her role in the summer. As Director General, Deltenre has led the EBU through a period of…

DVB updates against ‘Man in the Middle’ attacks

At its 85th meeting, the DVB Steering Board approved updates to TS 102 809 “Signaling and carriage of interactive applications and services in Hybrid broadcast/broadband environments” introducing an authentication mechanism…

Report: ATSC 3.0 transition to drive revenue

An in-depth review of the commercial television broadcasting business by research and consultancy firm BIA/Kelsey indicates that the investment large and medium market US TV stations are considering making in…

Philippines to adopt Japanese TV standard

The Philippines has selected Japan’s ISDB-T transmission standard for its introduction of digital terrestrial TV. However, the transition period has slipped from 4 to 6 years. One of the benefits…

UHD Alliance: ‘HDR a key driver’

UHD Alliance: ‘HDR a key driver’

Members of trade body the UHD Alliance, meeting at European Broadcasting Union (EBU) headquarters in Geneva recently to assess the current status of the UHD market, have noted that HDR…

Analyst: 5G TV could rival cabsat, IPTV

TV and video delivery is likely to become a core capability of next generation 5G wireless services, concludes a report from Strategy Analytics. Recent demonstrations have suggested that 5G will…

EBU’s Fell to lead WBU Technical Committee

EBU’s Fell to lead WBU Technical Committee

Simon Fell, Director of the EBU’s Technology and Innovation Department, has been elected to Chair the Technical Committee of the World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) for a two-year term (2017/18). The…