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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 […]

UHD Blu-ray standard agreed

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The Blu-ray Disc Association (BDA) has agreed a batch of standards for ‘next generation’ players and disc media called ‘Ultra-HD Blu-ray’. The news, reported by trade magazine Large Display Monitor, says that the Ultra-HD players will support an open standard High Dynamic Range (HDR) technology, using 10 bit HEVC MPEG video encoding and based on SMPTE HDR signalling. The format […]

HbbTV 2.0 specs published

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The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, has released the new HbbTV 2.0 specification. HbbTV 2.0 paves the way for a new wave of consumer TV services based on advances including companion device support, HTML5 user experiences and support for advanced […]

French Senate expresses 700MHz concerns

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Following the initiative of the President of the Committee on Culture, Education and Communication, Catherine Morin-Desailly, and the Chairman of the Committee on Economic Affairs, Jean -Claude Lenoir, the French Senate’s Culture and Economic Affairs Commissions have held hearings with Sébastien Soriano, President of telecoms regulator Autorité de régulation des communications électroniques et des postes (ARCEP) and subsequently Olivier Schrameck, […]

DLNA certify ‘trick mode’ interoperability

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has certified the first wave of products from its members that support advanced fast-forward, re-wind and frame-by-frame playback capabilities which are now a mandatory feature of DLNA Guidelines that enable networked devices to share pictures, music and videos. The “trick mode” specifications are also an integral feature of DLNA’s VidiPath Guidelines for viewing subscription TV content […]

Sckipio makes G.fast go twice as far

Sckipio Technologies, an expert in G.fast, has successfully demonstrated G.fast at speeds greater than 500Mbps for 200 metres – double the official ITU targets for this new broadband standard. In laboratory trials with multiple broadband access service providers globally, Sckipio also achieved more than 200Mbps at 400 metres, again doubling the target distance for the given rate. These important test […]

European industry bodies call for Open Internet

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A coalition of European communications industry trade bodies has stressed the importance for the sector of promoting real choice and quality for all customers, nurturing innovation and fostering network investment. In a joint statement, they suggest these “ambitious, yet indispensable” goals can only be achieved in the context of an approach based on future-proof principles, which should be applied consistently […]

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