Advanced Television


MPEG-5 could unlock UHD

Thierry Fautier, until recently a senior figure at Harmonic and now MD at Your Media Transformation, in a comprehensive paper presented at NAB, said it is about time to change the game on UHD deployment. He especially drew attention to the Brazil TV 3.0 announcement, and its plans to standardise on a UHD VVC together […]

April 24, 2024By Chris Forrester

Brazil to define DTT standard in 2024

The Brazilian government has presented a series of guidelines for the upgrading of the existing DTT standard, also known as ISDB-T, by December 31st 2024. TV 3.0 will represent the evolution of TV 2.5, promising a significant improvement of sound and image quality, upscaling from Full HD to 4K or 8K, in addition to increased […]

April 11, 2023From Branislav Pekic in Rome

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

MPEG LA offers one-stop licence for ATSC 3.0

MPEG LA has announced the availability of the ATSC 3.0 Patent Portfolio Licence providing one-stop access to patents that are essential to the next generation broadcast standard developed by the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC). ATSC 3.0, already available in South Korea and many US television markets, improves the television viewing experience with higher audio […]

January 21, 2022

V-Nova, PresenZ launch Steam Store VR ,ovie

V-Nova, a provider of video compression solutions, has announced the release of a movie in the Steam Store showcasing the future of immersive media and metaverse applications. The movie uses V-Nova’s ultra-efficient point-cloud compression technology combined with game-changing 6DoF volumetric movie format from PresenZ, leader in VR technology. PresenZ is a volumetric video format that […]

November 15, 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

Harmonic, JEA partner on streaming solution

Jackson Energy Authority (JEA) and Harmonic have teamed up to launch JEA’s fully hosted headend management and video streaming solution for cable, broadband and telecommunications providers. Powered by Harmonic’s VOS360 cloud platform, JEA’s E+ Premier managed headend solution provides secure signal processing and delivery of MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and adaptive bit rate (ABR) signals to MVPDs […]

August 17, 2021

V-Nova LCEVC licensing terms announced for entertainment video services

V-Nova, a provider of video compression solutions has announced licensing terms for V-Nova LCEVC, a software development kit and a wide range of reference integrations that add MPEG-5 Part 2 LCEVC (Low Complexity Enhancement Video Coding) ISO/IEC 23094-2 encoding and decoding to any existing video delivery workflow, device or application. The licensing terms have been […]

May 20, 2021