Howling raises idea of ‘Freeview Smart’, with YouView as niche product

Freeview managing director Ilse Howling raised the possibility that connected TV services could reach a mass audience on Freeview without the need for a YouView set-top box at today’s Digital Television Group (DTG) summit in London. Howling said that while total Freeview sales stood at 20 million as of today, sales of Freeview HD devices […]

DTG setting up hybrid TV task force

The UK’s Digital Television Group (DTG) is creating a hybrid TV task force along with partners in the UK and abroad. Opening the DTG’s annual summit in London today, chairman David Docherty said that the UK’s lead in digital TV would transfer to the hybrid domain, with core features of hybrid platforms shared between European […]

DTG unveils next-generation Freeview features

The UK’s Digital Television Group (DTG) has unveiled next-generation features for the Freeview digital-terrestrial platform. The features will be set out in detail in the updated ‘D-Book’, which will be published at the end of March. New features will include an enhanced EPG with the ability to go both backwards and forwards, remote booking allowing […]

DTG’s D-Book 7 approves HbbTV specs

The Digital TV Group (DTG), the standards organisation that represents over 100 UK TV companies, has approved HbbTV-based connected TV specifications in the latest version of the D-Book, its digital-terrestrial TV technology specifications. D-Book 7, which was published in draft earlier this year, defines the critical interoperable coexistence of broadcast and broadband services and devices […]

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