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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

DTG launches Targeted Ad report and Test App Suite

The DTG tested 95 per cent of the UK receiver market for targeted ad performance, and the resulting report and free test app suite are now available. In April 2021 the DTG established a cross-industry task group on Targeted Advertising with partners including Arqiva, Channel 4, Google, S&T and TP Vision. Its mission was to […]

October 14, 2022

TP Vision launch partner for DTG DVB-I Test Suite

DTG Testing has signed agreement making TP Vision the official launch partner for the DTG DVB-I Test Suite. The announcement formalises a collaborative relationship which has seen the two organisations work closely to validate the comprehensive reference metadata covering all endpoints of the DVB-I specification. It is the first and only resource of its type […]

September 21, 2022

BBC: Cars future destination for TV consumption

Eleanor Van Heyningen, Head of Digital Partnerships, BBC, has suggested that the automotive sector may have a significant role to play in how TV is consumed in the future. Speaking in a session at the DTG Summit in London on ‘Pause, reset, play: how will we be watching TV in 2030?’, she told delegates  that […]

May 6, 2022Colin Mann @ DTG Summit

5G VISTA trial success

A project using 5G broadcast technology to supercharge the way fans interact with live sport has been piloted at an English football league match. The group behind 5G VISTA – a government-backed consortium using 5G technologies to deepen audience engagement, broaden content for fans and create valuable new commercial opportunities – completed a successful trial […]

February 14, 2022By Colin Mann

Televes extends its EICS certification

Televes has extended its European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS) certification, adding its new range of optical products as well as its wideband LNB. A suppliers of broadcast reception equipment, Televes, certified its range of dCSS Nevo multiswitch products in 2021. The latest products to be added are its Overlight range of optical transmitters and receivers […]

January 20, 2022

DTG mandates HbbTV

The DTG has released D-Book 12.6 – the latest update to the universally-deployed standard in UK Digital Television. Created with industry, continually reviewed, and updated annually, the D-Book sets out the technical interoperability requirements for digital terrestrial and hybrid delivery television in the UK, underpinning Freeview, YouView, Freesat, EE TV, BT TV and TalkTalk TV. […]

October 28, 2021By Colin Mann

Industry majors explore 5G live event potential

Harnessing 5G technology at live events will result in more interactive content for fans, deeper audience engagement and lucrative new commercial opportunities according to executives from leading sporting, broadcast and tech companies participating in the 5G VISTA (Video in Stadia Technical Architecture) project, which aims to take full advantage of 5G New Radio, enhanced Mobile […]

September 16, 2021By Colin Mann

Survey: Record year for UK TV market

The Digital TV Group (DTG), the centre for UK digital TV, has published the full findings of its national TV trends survey in the annual State of the Nation report, which indicate a record-breaking year for sales and subscriptions. From sales figures and subscription trends to accessibility and sustainability drivers for the future, the DTG […]

May 13, 2021By Colin Mann

Triax passes DTG Testing and CAI’s EICS

Triax has become the latest company to pass DTG Testing and CAI’s newly launched European-wide assurance scheme for TV and Satellite distribution equipment known as the European IRS Certification Scheme (EICS). The first scheme of its kind, it will “provide reassurance of end-to-end device compatibility, interoperability and robust RF performance within satellite and DTT distribution […]

February 15, 2021