Organizational Structure

The DVB Project is is organised in four main Modules that are governed by the General Assembly and its Steering Board. 

General Assembly 

The General Assembly is the highest body in the DVB Project and meets once a year, usually in November. All Members are represented in the General Assembly.

Steering Board 

The Steering Board is elected by the General Assembly and meets 3 times per year. It sets the overall policy direction for the DVB Project and handles its coordination, priority setting and management. The Steering Board approves DVB specifications and offers them for standardization to the relevant international standards bodies. 


The activities of the DVB Project are carried out in four main Modules, each covering a specific element of the work undertaken. The Commercial Module and Technical Module are the driving force behind the development of the DVB specifications, with the Intellectual Property Rights Module addressing IPR issues and the Promotion and Communications Module dealing with the promotion of DVB around the globe.

Working Groups

The ad hoc Working Groups are where the real development of the DVB specifications takes place. Originating from the Modules and focusing on specific topics, they work towards clearly defined goals. Made up of experts, they are the beating heart of the DVB Project.


A number of organizations have been granted a non-voting Observer status, including such entities as the European Broadcasting Union, the European Telecommunications Standards Institute, the Korean Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute and CableLabs®.