The DVB Steering Board has given its approval for three DVB specifications marking the completion of the current generation of specifications for Ultra High Definition Television – DVB UHD-1.
The DVB Technical Module has agreed to revision and updates to three of its specifications, including subtitles for UHDTV services.
Jon Piesing has been endorsed as the new chairman of the DVB’s Technical Module. He takes over from Kevin Murray who has held the post for the past two years.
The DVB is currently working more closely with the HbbTV Association on testing and promoting HbbTV, said Harmonic’s Thieryy Fautier, chairman targeted advertising study mission group DVB.
DVB and the SAT>IP Alliance have entered into a formal liaison agreement on the future development of the SAT>IP specification.
The DVB Steering Board has approved a new specification for DVB TTML subtitling systems.
The European Telecommunications Standards Institute has officially published the DVB specification for the use of Video and Audio Coding in Broadcasting Applications based on the MPEG-2 Transport Stream as an ETSI standard.
The DVB is updating the way it deals with interactive applications in a bid to prevent so-called ‘man-in-the-middle’ attacks through smart TVs.
The DVB Steering board will next month be asked to approve the publication of UHD-1 Phase 2 (TS 101 154).
Peter MacAvock has been elected as the new DVB chairman.