HbbTV and DVB partner on DASH validation tool

The HbbTV Association has partnered with the DVB industry consortium to compile a DASH validation tool. The tool checks ISO/IEC 23009-1 MPEG-DASH media presentation descriptions and segments to ensure conformance with DASH-related specifications from DVB and HbbTV. HbbTV Association chair, Vincent Grivet, said that validation tool “will help application developers and content providers verify that […]

DVB to agree targeted ad requirements by June

The DVB said it expects to agree a set of commercial requirements for targeted advertising by June this year, paving the way for the first market implementations in 2020. The DVB created a commercial sub-group in November tasked with carrying out its targeted advertising recommendations, following the publication of the its Study Mission Report on […]

EBU publishes guide on HDR

European public broadcasters’ organisation the EBU has published a guide on HDR for its members. The EBU said that its Initial Guide on High Dynamic Range summarises the key concepts and technologies and includes pointers to more detailed information. The guide is expected to be updated frequently, reflecting progress in the standardisation of HDR and […]

DVB to discuss dynamic metadata for HDR

Discussion is still on-going at the DVB over how to include additional elements in the UHD-1 Phase 2 specification for HDR, with agreement that there could be a commercial case for the inclusion of ‘dynamic metadata’. The DVB last year agreed the inclusion of the Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) system developed by the BBC and NHK, which […]

DVB puts finishing touches to UHD-1 specification

The DVB steering board has approved final revisions and updates to the DVB UHD-1 specification. The standards body says the UHD-1 standard is now complete. The revisions and updates pertain to DVB-DASH, audiovisual coding and bitmapped subtitles. The DVB approved the revision of ETSI TS 103 285, the DVB MPEG-DASH Profile for Transport of DVB Services […]

DVB names new technical module chief

The DVB has named Jon Piesing as the new chairman of its technical module, taking over from Kevin Murray, who has held the position since 2015. Piesing is director of standardisation for TP Vision, which manufactures Philips TVs for the European and other markets. He previously held senior positions related to standardization in Philips Research, […]

DVB approves spec for next-generation subtitles

The DVB steering board has approved a new specification for subtitling to enable the deliver of the next generation of subtitles in transports streams for broadcast TV. The new spec for subtitling is based on the W3C Timed Text Markup Language (TTML) and complements the bitmap-based subtitle solutions that have been in use for over […]

ETSI brings UHD TV and HDR closer with publication of DVB spec

UHD TV services including HDR have moved a step closer to becoming a reality with the publication by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) of a new DVB-approved video and audio coding spec covering HDR. The move follows approval by the DVB Steering Board for TS 101 154 V2.3.1 – “Specification for the use of […]

HDR due next year as DVB approves UHD-1 Phase 2 specification

The DVB Steering Board hailed a “major milestone for the industry” as it approved the specification for UHD-1 Phase 2 yesterday. The move means that the first DVB UHD-1 Phase 2 services, including new features like High Dynamic Range (HDR) and higher frame-rates, could be available from next year. The new specification, which was described […]

New chairman for DVB

Peter MacAvock is to replace Phil Laven as chairman of the DVB. The DVB steering board chose MacAvock to take over the role from Laven, who has served as DVBM chariman since 2008. MacAvock served as DVB executive director for 14 years before taking his current position of head of delivery, platforms and services at […]

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