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DTG names Simon Fell as chair

The UK’s Digital TV Group, which serves as a collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, has named Simon Fell as its new independent chair. Fell will take over from David Docherty, who has spent 10 years in the post. Fell was most recently director of technology and innovation at the European Broadcasting Union […]

UK’s DTG publishes new version of D-Book

The UK’s Digital Television Group (DTG) has published the latest version of the D-Book – the accepted technical standards for digital-terrestrial TV in the UK – including new requirements for HEVC, HDR and HFR. D-Book 11 provides requirements for implementation of HEVC, HDR and HFR where receivers support the technologies for broadcast. This is backed […]

Humax sales chief joins DTG council

Humax UK sales director Rob Peacock has bee appointed to the UK Digital Television Group (DTG) council. Peacock replaces Graham North as Humax’s representative at the organisation. Peacock became UK sales director at the set-top box and TV technology company at the beginning of the month, raking on responsibility for UK retail sales and marketing. […]

DTG outlines latest UK TV requirements in D-Book 10

The DTG has released D-Book 10, the latest specification for UK television that is designed to enable to the continuing transition towards HbbTV. D-Book 10 is an industry determined, next-generation specification, which supports future interactive services and marks an update to D-Book 9. Among the updates contained in D-Book 10 is the introduction of Single […]

DTG: we are are moving to an all-IP world

Linear TV is not dead but we are “definitely moving to an all-IP world”, according to Richard Lindsay-Davies, the CEO of UK industry body the Digital TV Group (DTG). Speaking at IBC over the weekend on a panel titled ‘broadcast is about to be transformed’, Lindsay-Davies shared some insights from a green paper that the […]

DTG R-book tackles Radio Equipment Directive challenge

The UK’s Digital Television Group has released a new version of the R-Book, the guide for installing digital-terrestrial and satellite systems, with a section devoted to the EC’s recently announced Radio Equipment Directive (RED). The RED, published on June 13, aligns the EC’s previous Radio and Telecommunications Terminal Equipment Directive with new legislation designed to […]

DTG appoints Virgin TV, Dolby to council

The DTG has added senior executives from Virgin TV and Dolby to its governing body. Virgin TV director of digital entertainment product development, Louise Fussell, and Dolby director of imaging standards and technology Simon Gauntlett join the DTG Council. “With a wealth of experience, both Simon and Louise are expertly placed to take on their […]

DTG: over 55s are buying most UHD TVs

People aged over 55 are buying more Ultra HD TVs than anyone else, but are least likely to view a film, programme or event in this format, according to the DTG. The UK non-profit centre for digital media technology found that 22% of UK consumers purchased a UHD-ready TV in the past three years. While […]

DTG announces restructure, departure of CTO

The DTG has announced a restructure that will see a number of its members take new roles in the organisation, as CTO Simon Gauntlett departs to work for Dolby. Gauntlett, who has been at the DTG for 10 years, is leaving at the end of September to become director of imaging standards and technology at […]

BBC backs industry-wide adoption of HbbTV 2.0.1

The BBC has announced plans to move “beyond legacy MHEG technology” to industry-wide adoption of HbbTV 2.0.1. The UK public broadcaster said it plans to adopt HbbTV 2.0.1 in time for equipment manufacturers to build HbbTV into 2018 product cycles and will remove the MHEG requirement from the ‘BBC Interactive HTML application’ specification. It also […]

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