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Media Broadcast tests DVB-T2 standard

Media Broadcast, an operator of digital terrestrial TV and radio networks in Germany, has launched a pilot project in Berlin to test the new DVB-T2 standard. All leading TV broadcasters, relevant industry associations and many companies in the CE industry are involved as project partners. This trial is an important step on the way to implementing a DVB-T2 platform for […]

France’s 700 MHz auction set for 2015

French President François Hollande has announced that the process of auctioning frequencies in the 700 MHz band for use by telcos will get under way in 2015. Any resultant frequency auction could help rebalance the public accounts. An auction of frequencies in the 800 MHz band in 2011 saw the Government earn €2.6 billion. He revealed the initiative in a […]

Zamora first 4G city in Spain

The northern city of Zamora will be the first city in Spain to complete DTT migration and use the 800 MHz band frequencies to deploy 4G services. Over the last two years, Zamora and the nearby village of Fuentesauco have been testing 4G services led by the Ministry of Industry with the cooperation of telcos Telefónica, Orange and Vodafone – […]

Linked Content Coalition sets Digital Future targets

The Linked Content Coalition (LCC), the media project that has developed a technical framework to improve the management and communication of and access to online rights information, has been re-constituted as a permanent organisation. The new LCC is a not-for-profit global consortium of standards bodies and registries with a remit to facilitate and expand the legitimate use of content in […]

CEA unveils new logos for 4K UHD displays

US trade body the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has unveiled new logos to designate 4K Ultra High-Definition TVs, monitors and projectors for the home that meet CEA’s voluntary core characteristics for 4K Ultra HD display products announced earlier this year. As devised by CEA’s Ultra HD Communications Working Group and approved without any objections by CEA’s Video Division Board, the […]

DLNA intros VidiPath

The Digital Living Network Alliance has launched the VidiPath Certification program for retail CE products supporting the organization’s subscription TV content-viewing Guidelines. Guidelines have been given the new consumer-friendly VidiPath brand name, which was chosen so that subscription TV customers can more easily find products that best suit their needs for seamlessly enjoying their providers’ content on multiple device platforms […]

4,000 developers download Smart TV Alliance SDK

More than 4,000 smart TV application developers are working with the Smart TV Alliance Common Developer Portal, which launched in June, to build smart TV apps in a single, integrated process for multi-manufacturer publication. The portal simplifies the development and testing process and triggers publication across multiple TV manufacturers, allowing smart TV apps to reach more devices and users faster. […]

SMPTE backs “dazzling” HDR spec

The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) on September 10 is to release a technical standard covering High Dynamic Range (HDR) images that will – in essence – match the Dolby Vision proposals from Dolby Labs. The concept could allow viewers to see what has been described as “dazzling” in its treatment of whiter whites and permitting much […]

MStar DivX HEVC UHD chip

DivX, a provider of next-generation digital video solutions, and MStar Semiconductor, a global expert in semiconductor solutions, has announced that MStar HEVC TV SoC will be the first digital television chip to receive DivX HEVC Certification, enabling the playback of highly efficient DivX HEVC Ultra-HD video. “By delivering the first digital television chip that is DivX Certified for HEVC Ultra […]

DASH Industry Forum gaining momentum

DASH Industry Forum (DASH-IF), the major advocacy body catalysing the adoption of DASH as the new standard OTT adaptive bit rate delivery of media to any device, announced today that their membership has grown to 74 member companies, now including Google, from the original six founding charter members in 2012. “The adoption of DASH has accelerated even higher this year […]

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