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FreeTV Alliance delivers Remote Control specs

The FreeTV Alliance, the broadcast industry association founded by four leading European free-to-view satellite operators – Fransat (France), Freesat (UK), HD PLUS (Germany), and Tivùsat (Italy) – has announced the availability of the first of its new suite of technical specifications. The release of the Remote Control Specification will provide a common way for an operator’s mobile application to control […]

Media Broadcast DTT platform licence

Media Broadcast of Germany, a European full-service provider in the broadcasting and media industry, has been awarded the broadcasting capacities to operate a digital terrestrial television platform tendered by the State Media Authorities. The licence is an important step towards making the digital terrestrial television of the future a reality. The DVB-T2 platform that Media Broadcast will build and operate […]

Montenegro invites DVB-T2 channel bids

Montenegro’s Agency for Electronic Media has announced a tender for awarding capacity on the first national DVB-T2 multiplex (MUX 1). The multiplex will cover four allotted areas – Bjelasica (channel 43), Lovcen (35), Podgorica (24) and Tvrdas (49). DTT network operator Radio-difuzni Centar will be responsible for providing 85 per cent coverage of the population of Montenegro. Commercial broadcasters as […]

Standardising virtualisation for broadband services

This week’s annual Broadband Forum meeting in Shenzhen, China, covered important work to bring practical deployment of virtualized solutions to the broadband network. “While the industry has been focused on the building blocks for virtualising the data center, the Broadband Forum has been busy creating practical implementations for the broadband network,” said Robin Mersh, CEO of the Broadband Forum. “The […]

DTG: ‘Don’t oversell UHD’

The UK’s Digital Television Group (DTG) has highlighted the risks of over-promising on the 4K experience after the Advertising Standards Authority told DSG Retail not to re-run a Christmas ad implying that 4K TVs would show greater detail without supporting evidence, and to ensure they “clearly communicated the standard of quality that would be achieved”. DTG CEO Richard Lindsay-Davies said […]

Appear TV DVB-S2X support

Appear TV, a global provider of next-generation video processing platforms for broadcast and IP television, is to launch demodulation and modulation solutions supporting the new DVB-SX2 standard at the ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium this week in Kuala Lumpur. The new standard has a number of advantages for broadcasters and operators, including bandwidth efficiencies of up to 50 per cent over […]

Nippon TV DVB with Newtec

The world’s first DVB-S2X 256APSK satellite transmission has been successfully completed by Japan-based Nippon Television Network Corporation (Nippon TV) with Newtec technology. The trial campaign saw Nippon TV transmit 5MHz bandwidth with a 256APSK carrier from a Satellite News Gathering (SNG) truck to the Superbird-B2 satellite. The transmission was successfully received at the headquarters of Nippon TV in Minato, Tokyo.  […]

Croatia to switch to DVB-T2 by 2020

After the analogue switch-off in December 2010, Croatian TV viewers will once again have to upgrade their equipment in order to continue receiving terrestrial TV. Croatia is planning to switch to a second generation DTT network (DVB-T2) by 2020, in order to redistribute part of the radio-frequency spectrum for mobile broadband, in line with EU regulations. Speaking at a conference […]

RDK Management expands DVB support

RDK Management has announced  that the Reference Design Kit (RDK) now provides additional support for the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard that is widely used throughout Europe and other parts of the world. Specifically, in-band DVB Service Information (DVB-SI) elements are now available to the RDK community. The advancement was made possible thanks to significant contributions by Arris Group that […]

DVB licensing for DVB-S2X patents

DVB is fostering the formation of a licensing program covering patents essential to the DVB’s specification “Second generation framing structure, channel coding and modulation systems for Broadcasting, Interactive Services, News Gathering and other broadband satellite applications; Part 2:  DVB-S2 Extensions (DVB-S2X)”. The initial meeting of holders of DVB-S2X technology is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, 25 March, at 14:00 in […]

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