The Digital TV Group Future of Innovation in Television Technology Taskforce has been launched in London by the UK Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey MP.
“There are no illusions – television is going to change and it’s going to change more radically and more rapidly than ever before. So with this in mind how do we harness and capitalise on the UK’s track record of innovation in television technology?,” said DTG chairman David Docherty.
The organization has brought together a group of industry experts that Docherty said would lead and guide a programme of work to ensure industry.
“The UK has a long list of world firsts in television areas as diverse as information services like teletext, interactive TV like the red button, and on-demand services like BBC iPlayer,” said Ed Vaizey MP.
“The UK television industry is proud of this long history of international collaboration and the weight of its contribution to the development of television technology worldwide and we need to ensure that this is supported by a capable and evolving digital infrastructure, with the right skills, that is accessible to all and sits in a regulatory environment that recognises and supports its value to the wider UK economy and wealth creation.”
The findings of the taskforce will be presented at the annual DTG Summit next April.