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-C2 Trials in Germany
Kabel Deutschland started transmission of the new DVB-C2 standard on
cable channel D794 (794 MHz center frequency) at ANGA COM 2013 as
part of an extended DVB-C2 field trial in its CATV networks in Berlin
Hamburg und Munich. The field trial will migrate into a regular service as
soon as relevant availability of DVB-C2 compliant receivers is given for KD
DVB @ BroadcastAsia 2013
From June 18 to 21, DVB will be present at the Broadcast Asia 2013 Conference and Exhibition in Singapore to
demonstrate the versatility of its groundbreaking DVB-T2 technology, which is already widely adopted throughout the
Asia-Pacific region. Also to be highlighted are some of the latest advancements in Over The Top (OTT) services based on
DVB technology. Finally, the official Broadcast Asia conference
features a full day session entitled “DVB-T2: Opening Up Your Business For Multiplexing Broadcasting”, which will address
the technical, business and regulatory implications for a smooth DVB-T2 implementation.
Join DVB on stand 5L5-01 from June 18th or at the conference session on June 19th.
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.