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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 […]

DVB-T2 delivers HEVC encoded UHD and mobile TV

This year at Broadcast Asia, visitors to the DVB stand can witness the power and flexibility of DVB-T2.  In a groundbreaking demo, DVB-T2 is used to deliver a wide range of resolutions from Ultra-HD down to the smaller screen resolutions for mobile devices including smartphones. Using the second-generation terrestrial transmission standard, an HEVC encoded UHD service and a mobile service […]

RDK support DVB for global operators

At the Connected TV Summit 2014 in London, RDK Management has announced that the Reference Design Kit (RDK) now provides key components for the Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) standard that is widely used throughout Europe and other parts of the world. The advancement was made possible thanks to significant contributions of software components by SeaChange International, that will extend the […]

DVB-T2 platform for RTL

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Broadcast network operator Media Broadcast entered into a new agreement for terrestrial TV distribution with RTL Deutschland. Media Broadcast plans to develop a digital terrestrial TV platform using the DVB-T2 standard, allowing broadcasters to distribute more channels and to broadcast in HD quality. Mediengruppe RTL Deutschland is seeking to distribute its HD programmes via this platform using the DVB-T2 standard. […]

UK first for silicon decoding of 4K using HEVC

The DTG UK UHD Forum has demonstrated the live decoding and display of 10-bit 50Hz 2160p content compressed with HEVC at the DTG Summit in London. The successful display using HEVC, which is expected to be the new compression system for Ultra-HD content, was also the first example of decoding using silicon in real time. “I couldn’t think of a […]

Mobile Video Alliance launched by Vaizey

Equinix, the global interconnection and data centre company, has announced that the Mobile Video Alliance [MVA], established in 2013 by Equinix and mobile operator EE, has been officially launched under the auspices of the DTG by Ed Vaizey MP, UK Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries at the DTG Summit. The MVA will tackle video quality over wireless and […]

4K, DVB-S2X on ANGA COM agenda

ANGA COM – the exhibition for broadband, cable and satellite – has put together a panel of experts to discuss 4K UHDTV and how to make it a commercial reality. The panel will be an important part of the UHDTV debate at the event (May 20-22 in Cologne). The main focus of the panel will be the introduction of the […]

HGI spec moves Smart Homes closer to reality

HGI, an organisation responsible for setting requirements for the smart home, has published a landmark document which brings service providers a step closer to making the smart home a reality. HGI-RD048, titled HG Requirements for HGI Open Platform 2.0, sets out updated guidelines for modular software deployments onto the Home Gateway. It updates RD008-R3, published in 2011. The publication is […]

BBC Chairman Patten to stand down

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BBC Trust Chairman Lord Patten is standing down with immediate effect on health grounds following major heart surgery. Vice Chairman Diane Coyle will take over as Acting Chairman until a successor is appointed. Patten, who took up the post in May 2011 and had been meant to serve until April 2015, said that on the advice of his doctors, and […]

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