The DTG is celebrating 20 years as part of IBC. It’s running a series of initiatives at IBC 2016 that cover advances in Broadcast, Hybrid, Advanced AV, UHD, VR and AR, a more radical IP Future, Wireless and Mobile Innovation, Spectrum changes, and the emerging importance of Data.
Richard Lindsay-Davies, the DTG’s CEO said: “IBC 2016 is the DTG’s 20th IBC and we’re delighted to continue our involvement at this key industry event. We’ll be meeting DTG Members to discuss how they can best participate in these select initiatives which have been developed to address priority areas of industry interest and also highlight what to look forward to the imminent publication of D-Book 9, bringing the universal deployment of HbbTV closer to market.”
Updates have been issued to D-Book 8, originally released in April 2015.
Leading the IP initiative, Ian Mecklenburgh, Special Advisor to the DTG said the aim is to create an environment that encourages innovation and interoperability and through key steps which include understanding the economics involved, the investment case and the need to leave a legacy.
“As we’re all aware, IP is now a key part of TV and will play a vital role in its future development. As traditional TV continues to evolve and IP-centric services, devices and networks allow us to create and deliver innovative services to an ever wider range of devices and locations, we are working with the industry to shape what this may look like.
Mecklenburgh’s team have recently held an event in London to discuss the horizon over the next 11 to 16 years.