DVB Scene 53: DVB-I, DVB-T2, video codecs and more
You can now download the March 2019 issue of DVB Scene magazine. The cover story highlights DVB-I, with a progress report from the CM-I chair Peter Lanigan on pages 8-9.
"In terms of making DVB-I functionally equivalent to DVB-T, C and S, the major missing piece from a standards perspective is a service layer. This is used to signal the services and content that are available, meaning the information used by a TV set (or smartphone, tablet, app, etc.) to populate the channel list and the electronic programme guide."
- En route for next generation DTT in France – TDF's Gaelle Kaminsky on progress towards implementing DVB-T2, HEVC and UHD.
- Towards 2022 in Italy: technology options tested during European Athletics Championships – Alberto Morello (Rai) reports on last summer's tests on delivery of UHD and enhanced HD using DVB-T2.
- Video coding developments in a multi-codec world – Ken McCann provides a timely update on the latest developments in the increasingly complex world of video codecs.
- NorDig receiver spec adds NGA – the latest version of the receiver spec for the Nordic region (and Ireland) has added Next Generation Audio.
- Bringing DVB-T2 to the Raspberry Pi – there is now an official DVB-T2 TV HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) accessory for the popular low cost computing platform.
- The transition to new digital viewing experiences in Indonesia – a country update from Lily Rustandi.
- Opinion: Towards unlimited OTT services using broadcast links – Christophe Trolet of ENENSYS Technologies on the potential for using Multicast ABR for OTT delivery.
- Opinion: How DVB could facilitate a path to greatly increased device reach – Philippe Stransky-Heilkron of NAGRA on steps DVB could take to facilitate better access to non-TV devices.