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BBC boost for HbbTV

BBC boost for HbbTV

The BBC, working in collaboration with Freeview, Digital UK and the DTG, has announced that it intends to accelerate the adoption of international standards around interactive TV in the UK…

HomeGrid: “G.hn key to ultra-broadband experience”

Speaking at BroadbandTV in Nashville, Donna Yasay, President of HomeGrid Forum, told the audience that G.hn is the number one technology to fulfil the needs for an in-home ultra-broadband experience,…

CME: ‘Unfair to back DVB-T2’

DTT is not part of the future TV landscape and governments should not back DVB-T2 to the disadvantage of other platforms, declares Christophe Mainusch, Central European Media Enterprise’s co-CEO. Instead…

Italy adopts HbbTV 2.0.1 interactive TV standard

Italy has adopted the HbbTV version 2.0.1 technology, based on HTML5, as a single standard for interactive TV services provided by broadcasters on Smart TVs and set-top-boxes. The confirmation comes…

ETSI group explores mobile and broadcast convergence

ICT standards body ETSI has unveiled a new Industry Specification Group, the Mobile and Broadcast Convergence (MBC) ISG. ETSI MBC ISG will explore the deployment and business models of converged…

EC Digital Single Market: Industry reaction

A number of broadcast industry trade bodies and observers have commented on the European Commission’s Digital Single Market proposals. Cable Europe welcomed the proposal to amend the Audiovisual Media Services…

New EC rules: Quotas for Netflix, Prime

New EC rules: Quotas for Netflix, Prime

The European Commission has proposed an update of EU audiovisual rules to create a fairer environment for all players, promote European films, protect children and tackle hate speech better, as…

RDK continues global adoption

At the 2016 INTX expo, RDK Management provided an update about the continued global adoption of the RDK software solution, a pre-integrated software bundle that provides a common framework for…

Samsung Blu-ray UHD Alliance certified

Samsung Electronics has confirmed that its UBD-K8500 Ultra HD Blu-ray player has been certified as ‘UHD Premium’ by the UHD Alliance (UHDA). Now a part of Samsung’s total UHD ecosystem,…

NABA and DPP new delivery specs

The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) and the Digital Production Partnership (DPP) have unveiled two new technical specifications for the delivery of finished air-ready programmes for North America. Through joint…