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DTG, DTVP continue UHD cooperation

German TV industry trade body the DTVP’s Ultra HD Working Group and the DTG’s UK UHD Forum is to hold the second joint Plugfest on April 12th – 13th, at…

ATV@ Sony 4K UHD Theatre MIP TV, BBC

Andy King, Technology Controller BBC Television, talks about the broadcaster’s commitment to UHD, what they are learning as they trial the first drama shoots, and the importance of agreeing some…

ATSC approves next-gen broadcast standard

The Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) developing the Next Generation Broadcast Transmission Standard (ATSC 3.0) has voted to approve as a Full Standard the key element of the Physical Layer, the…

Doordarshan to adopt MPEG-4

India’s public broadcaster Doordarshan’s ‘Freedish’ DTH service is to switch to MPEG-4 transmission, and thus increase to 112 the number of channels it can offer to viewers. The ‘Freedish’ option…

FCC: STB proposal about open vs closed standards

FCC: STB proposal about open vs closed standards

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has refuted suggestions that the Commission’s proposal to introduce competition into the set-top box marketplace will require changes in the programming business practices of pay-TV providers…

‘Next-Gen’ TV platform coming soon

Anne Schelle is MD of the Pearl TV partnership, a grouping of more than 200 TV broadcasters, many of them affiliated to the major networks in the US, is focused…

Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Singtel, Telefónica launch Go Ignite

At the ‘Four Years From Now’ (4YFN) tech and start-up event taking place at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the innovation arms of Deutsche Telekom (hub:raum), Orange (Orange Fab), Singtel…

ATIS launches eCON Initiative

ATIS has launched its Evolution to Content Optimized Networks (eCON) Initiative, a transformative effort that is says will establish an evolutionary path from today’s IP-based routing network to a future…

CI+ tops 450m deployments

CI Plus-equipped IDTVs now top 450 million installed units at the end of 2015.  The CI Plus standard allows subscribers to access pay-TV on their IDTVs without having to use…

Tech majors form Open Connectivity Foundation

A group of major industry leaders who are invested in the future of the Internet of Things, are unifying as the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), an entity whose goal will…