The DVB has given its approval to the commercial requirements for a 3DTV Frame Compatible Plano-Stereoscopic system, typically deployed as a side-by-side format.
Exclusive: Over half of broadcasters would prefer the adoption of a Service Compatible format for 3DTV, marking a split with the side-by-side transmissions favoured by pay-TV operators, according to a survey conducted by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and seen by Broadband TV News.
As increasing numbers of operators run 3D experiments, opinions within the DVB Project are divided over whether adopting the existing HDMI formats are enough, or whether other formats should be added to the DVB Phase 1 system.
Officials from the DVB have made an emergency dash to South Africa to persuade the authorities to maintain their 2006 commitment to adopt the DVB-T terrestrial standard.
The new release versions of the MHP 1.2.2 (Multimedia Home Platform) and GEM 1.2.2 (Globally Executable MHP) specifications have been formally adopted as standards by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
DTG 3DTV Technical Seminar – London: The DVB is hoping that its work on 3D television will be passed to the organisation’s steering board before the end of the year.