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Discovery hit with £100k Ofcom fine

Investigation Discovery – a channel dedicated to documentary programming about crime and criminal investigations – has been fined £100,000 (€126,000) by UK broadcast regulator Ofcom for what are described as “serious” breaches of its broadcasting Code. The sanction relates to eight episodes of the series Deadly Women which the channel broadcast at various times during the day on 16, 18 […]

Broadcasting Unions unite against TV spectrum release

The World Broadcasting Unions (WBU) – the coordinating body for broadcasting unions who represent broadcaster networks across the globe – has released an official joint position on radio spectrum allocation, stating their support to maintain the allocation of UHF frequencies (470 to 694 MHz) currently used for terrestrial TV broadcasting. The WBU says that broadcasters from all over the world […]

EBU debunks spectrum debate ‘myths’

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has made available a new fact sheet on spectrum that tackles what it says are common misperceptions about consumers’ TV and mobile usage. Recommendations about the allocation of spectrum in Europe (set to be decided in 2015) are being discussed right now, and will have repercussions for broadcast quality and the way in which over […]

EBU sets out UHDTV positioning

The European Broadcasting Union’s Technical Committee has released a positioning statement – TR028 – on Ultra HD intended to guide strategic decisions in regard to UHDTV and future TV services. It is addressed at Senior Management of EBU Members and other broadcasters and at anyone who is a stakeholder in the audiovisual content industries. In accordance with the wishes of […]

DVB approves UHDTV HEVC delivery profile

A significant step in the road to Ultra High Definition TV services has been taken with the approval of the DVB-UHDTV Phase 1 specification at the 77th meeting of the DVB Steering Board. The specification includes an HEVC Profile for DVB broadcasting services that draws, from the options available with HEVC, those that will match the requirements for delivery of […]

SMC launches EuroDOCSIS 3.0 and EuroPacketCable 1.5

SMC Networks, a global provider of customer premises equipment (CPE) for the complete digital home, has unveiled its E3G1604WV, a 16×4 EuroDOCSIS Voice Gateway, received both EuroDOCSIS 3.0 and EuroPacketCable 1.5 certifications. SMC started to launch the Veloxite family in 2013 to provide cable operators with a complete portfolio of downstream/upstream channel configurations including 8×4, 16×4 and 24×8 for their […]

CEA updates Ultra-HD display characteristics

Technology trade association the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced updated core characteristics for Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TVs, monitors and projectors for the home. As devised and approved by CEA’s Video Division Board, these characteristics build on the first-generation UHD characteristics released by the CEA in October 2012. These expanded display characteristics (CEA’s Ultra High-Definition Display Characteristics V2) – voluntary […]

NCTA disputes STB power claims

US cable industry trade body the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) has reacted to a report in the LA Times which suggested that cable TV boxes have become second-biggest energy users in many homes, describing them as hogs that feed in the sleep. In a blog post, the NCTA notes that in March 2014, it reported that the new […]

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance lauds Singapore White Space regulation

Spectrum allocation advocacy group the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance has welcomed the announcement from Singapore’s Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) regarding its regulatory framework for unlicensed access to unused radio spectrum in the broadcast TV frequency bands – the so-called TV White Spaces. This comes as the Alliance celebrates its first Anniversary and reflects upon its launch in Singapore in June 2013 […]

Open IPTV Forum, HbbTV Association merge

Trade bodies the Open IPTV Forum and the HbbTV Association have merged their future activities into a single organisation within the legal structure of the HbbTV Association. They say the decision is based on the recognition that the markets of OTT, HBB, and IPTV are coming closer together, and barriers between the models are becoming smaller. With the initiative, both […]

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