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Ofcom: Gordon Ramsay shows broke broadcasting rules

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has ruled that two TV programmes, featuring celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, broke its broadcasting rules, because they included offensive language but were shown before the 9pm watershed. An episode of Gordon Ramsay’s 24 Hours to Hell and Back, broadcast before the watershed at 12.10 on Channel 4 on August 10th, included […]

December 5, 2022By Colin Mann

Mediaset to trial DVB-I standard

Italian broadcaster Mediaset plans to trial the distribution of linear TV channels using the DVB-I standard from April 2023. The new DVB-I standard is designed for the distribution of linear content via the internet, enabling the mixing of DTT and streaming content. Mediaset’s four channels (Canale 5, Italia 1, Rete 4, and 20) will arrive […]

December 1, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Report: How resilient is DTT is Europe?

As more than 90 million households, or 30 per cent of European TV homes, still rely exclusively on free-to-air channels for their TV consumption, the ongoing evolution of DTT transmission standards could be seen as a way to rejuvenate a TV access mode which does not appear as prosperous as it was in the past, […]

November 30, 2022

FCC seeks better broadband comparison labelling

The US Federal Communications Commission has unveiled new rules that will for the first time require broadband providers to display easy-to-understand labels to allow consumers to comparison shop for broadband services. The Report and Order approved by the Commission creates rules that require broadband providers to display, at the point of sale, labels that show […]

November 18, 2022By Colin Mann

IAB Tech Lab unveils advanced TV roadmap

IAB Tech Lab, the digital advertising technical standard-setting body, is launching a new initiative to set technical standards to bring universal addressability to all TV environments. “The TV advertising delivery, distribution, and measurement landscape is fragmented, creating significant friction within the supply chain. Just like consumers want a seamless viewing experience across streaming and traditional […]

November 11, 2022

DTG updates D-Book

The DTG has released D-Book 12.7 – the latest update to the technical specification for all digital terrestrial television products and services in the UK market. Produced in partnership with industry, and based on International Standards, the D-Book ensures interoperability across the chain from broadcaster to the viewer, enabling manufacturers and service providers to deliver […]

October 31, 2022

Ofcom: Adult sites failing to protect children

Smaller adult video-sharing sites based in the UK do not have sufficiently robust access control measures in place to stop children accessing pornography, regulator Ofcom has found in a new report. Ahead of its future duties in the Online Safety Bill, Ofcom already has some powers to regulate video-sharing platforms (VSPs) established in the UK, […]

October 20, 2022By Colin Mann

TIP launches metaverse-ready project group

TIP (Telecom Infra Project) has established a new project group that addresses one of the central topics in today’s telecommunications industry, metaverse-ready networks. The metaverse aims to transform how people interact by delivering immersive experiences that will require better network performance, for both fixed and mobile networks. According to TIP – a global community of […]

October 20, 2022By Colin Mann

DPP: “Future standards process must be more agile”

The DPP, the media industry’s business network, has published its latest report The Truth About Standards. Enabled by DPP member company Ross Video, the report explores trends in interoperability, from formal standards to open source. It looks at the benefits of standards, the realities of implementation, and the industry’s frustrations. It goes on to outline […]

October 19, 2022

Digital monetisation capabilities for NEXTGEN TV

Pearl TV, the coalition of US broadcast companies transitioning to NEXTGEN TV, is expanding expanded support for digital video advertising technology in its Web TV platform, RUN3TV. It brings digital advertising capabilities equivalent to the web and connected TV, and is a key driver for broadcaster’s return on investment in NEXTGEN TV services. Now with […]

October 18, 2022By Colin Mann