IBC 2010 – AMSTERDAM. Media Broadcast claims to be the first broadcast service provider ever to connect hybrid TV to DVB-T. In cooperation with the Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik (IRT), the German technical institute of the public broadcasters, it is showing a prototype of its HbbTV-based portal DVB-T plus.
Criticism is mounting against the South African communications director general Mamodupi Mohlala over the likely announcement that the country will drop DVB-T in favour of the Japanese ISDB standard.
German manufacturer Elgato has brought a new product to market, the EyeTV Netstream DTT, which streams local DVB-T broadcasts across a wireless home network. With two built-in tuners, people can watch or record two different channels on two computers.
Garmin has announced it will bring the Nuvi 1490TV, a personal navigation device coupled with a DVB-T tuner, to the European market this April. The device will be sold across Europe and offer reception of free-to-air DVB-T broadcasts such as Freeview in the UK, TNT in France and Ueberall Fernsehen in Germany.
Geneva-based cablenet Naxoo is to join a growing number of operators to modulate a package of channels through DVB-T.