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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…

IABM endorses DPP

IABM has announced that the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) has been endorsed as an Industry Collaborative Group (ICG) under IABM’s ICG Endorsement Programme. DPP joins AIMS, MOS Development Group, SMPTE…

Netflix updates on HTML5 video

Describing it as “a huge milestone”, Netflix has confirmed in its Tech Blog that users of Firefox can now also enjoy Netflix on Linux. The move is part of the…

Spanish Digital TV Tech Forum adopts HbbTV 2

The Asociación Española de Televisión Digital Interactiva (AEDETI) and the HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through…

Nexstar, Sinclair consortium to promote ATSC 3.0

Nexstar Media Group and Sinclair Broadcast Group have revealed they plan to establish a consortium that will “promote spectrum aggregation, innovation and monetisation and enhance their abilities to compete in…

MoCA, SCTE team for MoCA/DOCSIS interoperability

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE), its global arm, the International Society of Broadband Experts (ISBE), and the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) have announced a new SCTE/ISBE Standards…

ETSI boost for UHD HDR services

Following the approval by the DVB Steering Board for TS 101 154 V2.3.1 – ‘Specification for the use of Video and Audio Coding in Broadcasting Applications based on the MPEG-2…

Telecom majors plan 5G NR acceleration

A grouping of mobile communications companies has announced collective support for the acceleration of the 5G New Radio (NR) standardisation schedule to enable large-scale trials and deployments as early as…