DVB Presents Showcase of DVB-I: Internet-Enabled Linear Television Services

Exhibiting at IBC2019 (1.B71), DVB has announced it will present the world’s first demonstration of linear television services using the DVB-I solution, which relies on internet-based access and streaming mechanisms alongside classical broadcasting techniques.

“As we approach the deployment stage for DVB-I, IBC is a great opportunity to showcase its readiness to enable the kind of reliable and user-friendly experience we associate with watching TV, but in situations where a broadcast connection may not be available,” said Peter MacAvock, Chair of DVB. “Stop by DVB’s new location in Hall 1 at IBC2019, have a drink, talk with our experts, and learn where the future of digital media and broadcast delivery is headed thanks to DVB specifications.”

World-First DVB-I Demo

At IBC2019, several DVB members will collaborate to present the world’s first working demonstration of DVB-I, built from the related specifications. The demo will include broadband- and broadcast-delivered linear television services using HTTP-based access and streaming mechanisms. It showcases key elements such as a DVB-I Service List, DVB-DASH streaming with the recently released low-latency mode, and Multicast Adaptive Bit Rate support for network optimisation.

DVB member demo partners will include: ATEME, Broadpeak, ENENSYS Technologies, Harmonic, ITV, Kineton, Newtec, RAI, Rohde and Schwarz, SES, TPV Technology, and Viaccess-Orca.

One-on-One DVB Expert Consultations

Additionally, DVB specialists will be on hand at the stand to meet one-on-one with visitors regarding a wide range of DVB-related topics. Potential topics include physical layer transmission technologies, DVB-I and streaming solutions, audio and video coding, interactive services, conditional access, and more. To schedule a consultation, visit https://dvb.as.me/.

Thought Leadership Sessions on DVB Specifications

DVB will extend its thought leadership to several IBC2019 conference sessions, providing expert opinions on all things related to DVB. Sessions will include:

  • Peter Siebert, Head of Technology at DVB, will take part in an IET session panel titled ‘Broadcast to IP Impacts’ at the Future Zone Theatre, on Friday 13 September, 14:15-15:00.
  • Additionally, Siebert will give a presentation on the DVB specification for high dynamic range at the Ultra HD Forum IBC Masterclass, in the Emerald Room, Saturday 14 September, 10:35-10:55.
  • Peter MacAvock, Head of Delivery, Platforms and Services at the EBU Technology and Innovation Department and chair of DVB, will give a presentation titled ‘Broadcast in Light of 5G: What Will It Look Like?’ as part of the Newtec Sessions, Room G106, Saturday 14 September, 12:30-13:30.

Join DVB for a drink

A DVB drinks reception sponsored by Sisvel will take place at IBC2019 on Friday 13 September from 17:00 to 19:00 on the DVB booth. IBC2019 attendees are encouraged to stop by, catch up with old friends, and make some valuable new connections within the wider DVB family.

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