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DVB Native IP spec approved

The DVB-NIP specification has been approved by DVB’s Steering Board, bridging the gap between broadband and broadcast networks and paving the way for a converged media distribution solution. DVB-NIP is the result of one year of technical work by representatives of more than 13 DVB Member companies from across the media delivery value chain. The […]

February 21, 2022

ADB strengthens cooperation with MediaTek

ADB, aprovider of advanced systems for pay-TV and telco operators, has again selected MediaTek as a chipset provider for its new hybrid DVB / IPTV and OTT set-top box (STB) platforms. The ADB devices, designed for pay-TV operators, will be equipped with the high performance MT5751A (K8) SoC from MediaTek, a specialist in developing innovative […]

February 8, 2022

Enensys updates AdsReach Regional solution

Enensys Technologies, a provider of media delivery solutions, has announced a major update of its AdsReach Regional solution, enabling local ad insertion for linear TV broadcast networks.Mainly targeting DTT operators using statistical multiplexing (STATMUX) in their broadcast chain, this new update provides Variable Bitrate (VBR) insertion guaranteeing that viewers do not see quality changes when […]

January 19, 2022

Spain: No standard definition channels by 2023

Standard definition TV transmissions are set to cease in Spain by January 1st 2023. HD migration must be completed by this date if they wish to keep remain on the air, according to the legal obligation announced on BOE (Boletín Oficial del Estado), the Government’s official bulletin. “All TV channels, whatever their coverage scope, must […]

January 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Bosnia and Herzegovina activates DVB-T2 transmitters

After a long delay compared to neighbouring countries, Bosnia and Herzegovina finally kicked off its analogue TV switch-off process in the last days of 2021. The first DVB-T2 transmitters (Grdonj/Sarajevo, Udrigovo/Majevica and Kozara) were activated, covering the cities of Sarajevo, Banja Luka, Prijedor, Bijeljina and Brcko. In November, VidiTV was granted a DTT network operator […]

January 4, 2022From Branislav Pekic in Rome

DVB releases 8K delivery specs

The DVB Steering Board has approved specification updates that introduce capabilities to deliver 8K UHD video services for the first time. These updates, extending existing support for the HEVC codec, are the first step in a series of key additions planned for the DVB video coding specifications. These will ensure that DVB continues to provide […]

November 25, 2021

IBC exhibitors vote with feet

Late on November 17th, Irdeto – perhaps significantly a Netherlands-based company – became the first in our sector to declare it was pulling out of IBC 2021. It was soon followed by Viaccess-Orca. By Friday afternoon (November 19th) they had been joined by Broadpeak, Black Magic, DVB, Grass Valley, Xytech and more. Synamedia, still in […]

November 19, 2021

Redge Media and Beacon partnership

Redge Media video software and Beacon STB hardware have come partnered together to decrease time to market and deployment costs. The partnership will cover primarily the Android and RDK ecosystems for online or hybrid environments. Redge Media is the comprehensive technology platform for building online TV. For Video Delivery it provides encoders, origin, CDN, Multi-DRM […]

November 8, 2021

DVB gives DVB-I a boost together with Sofia Digital

Sofia Digital continues its fruitful co-operation with the DVB Project, which is an industry-led consortium of the world’s leading media and technology companies working together to design open technical specifications for digital media delivery. The new project involves the DVB-I standard (I for Internet), creating a central service list registry implementation to speed up the […]

September 22, 2021

RAI to switch most TV channels to MPEG-4 on Oct 20

Italian public broadcaster RAI will discontinue DVB-T MPEG-2 broadcasts for nine of its thematic TV channels from October 20th. The change will affect Rai 4, Rai 5, Rai Movie, Rai Yoyo, Rai Sport+ HD, Rai Storia, Rai Gulp, Rai Premium and Rai Scuola, which will all switch to DVB-T MPEG-4 encoding. For the time being, […]

September 20, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome