The DVB Project will celebrate its 30th anniversary at this year’s IBC by demonstrating the progress made towards the market implementation of its IP-focused specifications for media delivery.
The German and Italian DVB-I trials will be showcased alongside advances in interoperability for DVB Native IP delivery.
As previously reported in Broadband TV News, multi-stakeholder initiatives are progressing towards full market implementation of DVB-I services. Visitors will be able to see both the German DVB-I Pilot, which is to receive IBC’s Special Award for Innovation, and the Italian DVB-I Commercial Trial in action, each with a hybrid service list that seamlessly integrates broadcast and broadband-delivered services.
Other features shown will include EPG (electronic programme guide), channel banners, digital rights management, instance prioritization and fallback switching.
Other emerging DVB-I features will be shown via a special IBC2023 service list prepared by DTG Testing, incorporating regionalisation, catch-up viewing and box sets. Services will include some encoded with the latest DVB video codecs, prepared by Huawei, also showing native DVB-I integration in a set-top box.
The DVB-NIP specification for native IP broadcasting is also making significant progress towards market implementation, with several companies now providing compliant gateways. The DVB booth will feature multiple models from at least three different vendors (EKT, Inverto, Noovo) receiving DVB Native IP satellite signals from Eutelsat and SES.
Multicast packaging (using DVB-MABR), IP encapsulation (DVB-GSE and MPE) and modulation (DVB-S2/S2X) are provided by several partners including Broadpeak, ENENSYS Technologies, Inverto, Quadrille and ST Engineering iDirect.