D-Book 9 includes Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV), Improved picture quality with High Dynamic Range (HDR) including the two key technologies Hybrid Log Gamma (HLG) & Perceptual Quantizer (PQ10) and more efficient encoding (HEVC) being introduced to products to help pave the way for future UHD (Ultra High Definition) services.
Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO of the DTG said: “The DTG’s D-Book defines the requirements for every new TV and digital terrestrial television (DTT) receiver in the UK. Compliance with this technical specification protects both the industry and consumers, and is a prerequisite of Freeview Trademark Licences. We’ve been building industry collaboration for over 20 years and I’d like to thank the industry for its continued support on the standards which ensure that we can all innovate to deliver a great experience for consumers.”
D-Book 9 introduces recommended guidelines for products delivering free-to-air DTT content within the home network. It’s available to DTG Members.
Jonathan Thompson, Chief Executive of Digital UK, said: ‘The DTG’s D-Book has been vital to the success of digital terrestrial TV in the UK. The inclusion of HbbTV in this latest edition will allow us to streamline the specification for Freeview Play going forward and drive future innovation on the platform.’
The DTG has published and maintained the D-Book since 1996 and is updated annually.