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FCC’s Pai: ‘Next Gen TV standard a priority’

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has declared that teeing up the ATSC 3.0 transmission standard is a priority, suggesting it has the potential to let broadcasters offer much better service in…

Virgin TV, Dolby appointed to DTG Council

Virgin TV’s Director, Digital Entertainment Product Development, Louise Fussell and Dolby Laboratories’ Director of Imaging Standards and Technology, Simon Gauntlett have been appointed to the DTG Council – the governing…

Ultra HD Forum adds forensic watermarking guidelines

The Ultra HD Forum, the global organisation defining industry best practices for the introduction of technologies to facilitate the ultra-high-definition (UHD) viewing experience, has released the UHD Forum Guidelines version…

Wowza, Haivision launch SRT Alliance

Wowza Media Systems, a specialist in streaming video, and Haivision, an expert in high performance video streaming, have announced the founding of the SRT Alliance and the open source availability…

Broadcast industry set to embrace ATSC 3.0

More than 75 per cent of US broadcast industry executives say they are excited about next-generation broadcast standard ATSC 3.0, while more than 70 per cent reported that their station’s…

Samsung, Amazon deliver HDR10+

Samsung, Amazon deliver HDR10+

Samsung Electronics and Amazon Video are introducing HDR10+, an updated open standard that leverages dynamic metadata to produce enhanced contrast and colours on an expanded range of televisions. According to…

Kantar: Ad industry at risk without measurement standards

Research released by Kantar Media warns that, if the advertising industry doesn’t find a way to measure performance accurately and consistently, Proctor & Gamble’s threat to pull spend from digital…

Germany: Half DTT users switch to DVB-T2

Over half (51.2 per cent) of DTT users in Germany have already switched to the new DVB-T2 standard since its launch on March 29th, according to a survey by TNS…

Bitmovin joins Alliance for Open Media

​​​​​​​​​​​Bitmovin, an encoding, player and analytics provider and co-creator of the MPEG-DASH video streaming standard, has joined the Alliance for Open Media. The Alliance for Open Media is a non-profit…

Report: IP production benefits OTT over broadcast

UK broadcast industry professional media network Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has released the first ever assessment of where broadcasters, producers and suppliers can expect to see the greatest return on…