What is DVB?
The Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB) is an industry-led consortium of over 200 broadcasters, manufacturers, network operators, software developers, regulatory bodies and others in over 35 countries committed to designing open technical standards for the global delivery of digital television and data services.
|Where is DVB?
Services using DVB standards are available on every continent with nearly 900 million DVB receivers deployed. The DVB Worldwide section offers country-by-country news stories and an overview of where DVB technology has been deployed.
DVB Scene eNews
The new DVB Scene eNews is now
available online. Click here to read it or subscribe to DVB Scene.
DVB-T2 launching in Austria next month
Austria's ORS, the transmitter company owned by public
broadcaster ORF, will start operating a new DVB-T2 pay-TV
service called SimpliTV next month.
The new pay-TV serice will be available on subscription only
alongside the current free-to-air DVB-T offer from ORF.
Compatible DVB-T2 receivers and Irdeto CI+ modules will be
availble in the shops from mid-April, and more details will be
announced at an ORS press conference around the same time.
New DVB Carrier ID Specification Approved
Radio Frequency Interference (RFI), caused by operational errors
at the uplink, has a major impact in the Quality of Service for
satellite operators and their customers. However, these days
may be numbered now that the DVB Steering Board has
approved the new specification for Carrier ID. The specification
was ratified at the 73rd Meeting of the DVB Steering Board and
will now be submitted to the European Telecommunications
Standards Institute (ETSI) for formal standardization. Download the specification here.
New DVB Scene: Issue 41
DVB SCENE Issue 41 (March 2013) has just been released.
This "Looking at the Bigger Picture" issue includes articles on: DVB-T2,
ENGINES, DigiTAG, the True Cost of OTT, companion screens, the big picture for
DVB: 3DTV, UHDTV and HEVC, DVB-T2 in Asia, switchover in Nigeria, DVB-T2
workshop in New Delhi, TV Festival Vietnam, FoBTV, DVB website news, and
MPEG4 on the Internet.
You can view, download or subscribe to DVB Scene here.
DVB-T2 Trial in the USA
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has given the green light for the
first-ever DVB-T2 trial in the USA.
A license for a 6-month trial was granted to Baltimore-based WNUV-TV. The trial aims to
provide a test bed for a more efficient OFDM based delivery standard, such as DVB-T2,
and will have an impact on how digital terrestrial TV will be delivered using current and
future standards in the US and beyond.