DTG warns against ‘over-promising’ on 4K

The UK’s Digital TV Group (DTG) has warned against “over-promising on the 4K experience” claiming that exaggerating the quality of picture early on could damage consumer confidence.  The DTT TV technology body raised the concerns after the Advertising Standards Authority warned DSG Retail – the parent firm of Currys and PC World – that it should […]

Ultra HD technology alignment now close to “tipping point” for services

The Ultra HD display market is now approaching a “tipping point” when standards will be fully supported and consumer services will be deployed, but a number of interoperability issues and universal support for accepted standards are still work in progress, according to Richard Lindsay-Davies. The CEO of the UK industry body the Digital Television Group […]

DTG launches HDMI testing service

The UK’s Digital TV Group (DTG) is launching an HDMI interoperability testing service, designed to ensure a high quality consumer experience and retailer buyers’ confidence. Consumer Electronics (CE) manufacturers can have their devices tested against products in the DTG receiver collection, which comprises around 450 integrated digital televisions and set top boxes and represents 95% […]

Roku and Asda join UK industry association the DTG

Web streaming device maker Roku and supermarket chain Asda have joined UK industry association the Digital TV Group (DTG). The firms join more than 125 companies that are already members of the DTG, which was established to drive innovation and growth in the television and technology sectors. According to the DTG, Asda becomes one of […]

DTG launches first 4K HDMI ‘plugfest’

The UK’s Digital Television Group (DTG) has launched what it says is the world’s first Ultra HD “product testing zoo” with a 4K HDMI “interoperability plugfest”.  The DTG organized a members-only event bringing together retail 4K TVs from TV manufacturers, set-top boxes, an upscaling Blu-Ray player, an AV receiver and testing equipment from two providers. […]

DTG begins work on Freeview Connected and 700MHz migration plan

The UK’s Digital Television Group (DTG) is initiating work on the specification for the proposed Freeview Connected platform that will enable the delivery of on-demand and catch-up services to complement the existing free-to-air digital-terrestrial platform, along with preparation for the possible clearance of the 700MHz UHF spectrum. DTG members will begin working on D-Book 8, […]

DTG to publish Freeview Connect specifications this year

UK industry association the Digital TV Group (DTG) will publish the technical requirements for the recently announced Freeview connected TV platform later this year.  The organisation, which already publishes and maintains the technical specifications for Freeview in the UK, known as the D-Book, said that the extension to the Freeview HD platform will include a […]

ANGA and DTG demo silicon decoding of 4K using HEVC

ANGA COM in Cologne and the DTG UK UHD Forum in London each held corresponding demos of live decoding of 4K content compressed with HEVC yesterday. In London visitors to the DTG conference were able to see live decoding and display of 10-bit 50Hz 2160p content compressed with HEVC in what was touted as the […]

Mobile Video Alliance launches in the UK

The Mobile Video Alliance (MVA), an organisation set up set up last year to tackle issues like video quality over mobile networks, has officially launched today with support from UK industry body the Digital TV Group (DTG). UK culture minister Ed Vaizey launched the MVA at the DTG summit in London at what the alliance’s […]

Influence of ‘second screen’ still negligible, says Ofcom

The recent phenomenon of the second screen screen has “not had a large influence of TV,” despite holding significant future potential, according to a new report commissioned by UK broadcast regulator Ofcom.  The study, written by technology research firm Technologia in association with the DTG and i2 Media Research, claims that in the UK alone […]