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DTG Daily News Roundup
WRC on 5G, DVR market grows, Chromecast takes the lead
WRC on future bands for 5GThe recent WRC-15 was a turning point for the future of satellite services. One of the key discussion points during the conference was about future bands for 5G. While the topic will be looked at in more detail during WRC-19, some initial ideas have been covered.
The potential 5G spectrum will not include satellite allocations in C, Ku or Ka bands which are currently used for a range of key satellite services such as programme distribution and DTH broadcasting.
During the deliberations administrations from all represented global regions opposed the study of the Ka band for IMT/5G. The Ka band offers significant advantages over other satellite bands, such as greater bandwidth and smaller customer premise equipment so is of key importance to the satellite industry.
DVR market set to grow 15% to 2019The rise of the ‘smart’ home is leading a growing trend in the DVR market. The forecast reveals that the global DVR market is set to grow at a rate of 14.82% from 2014-2019.
A smart home utilises networking capabilities to connect devices such as TVs and phones to each other and the internet. One of the most popular smart devices are the DVRs, thanks to features like time-shift, which allow the viewer to record video and rewatch video when it suits them best – without the need to watch ads.
The DTG Home Networking Group looks to improve the interoperability of video across home networked devices, and the relationship between linear TV and companion screens. Working with international standards bodies, the group explores how DLNA can extend content from broadcasters beyond standard receiving devices and how content can be delivered more efficiently.
Google’s Chromecast leads streaming marketFor the 5th straight quarter, Google’s Chromecast is the leading global digital media streaming device.
According to Global Connected TV Device Vendor Share: Q3 2015, Strategy Analytics, Chromecast has a 35% market share. Apple trails closely behind with 20%, while Amazon Fire TV and Roku each have a 16% share.
Global shipments of streaming devices reached 52.7 million units in Q3 2015, a year on year increase of 18% from 44.5 million.
DTG launches the R-Book Field Guide for Freeview & YouView aerial system installers
- Handy field guide supplements the complete R-Book 6
- Includes eight essential tips for successful DTT setup
- To be distributed through Alltrade and the CAI
The DTG, the UK collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, has launched the R-Book 6 Field Guide: a handy companion to the the recent 6th edition of its free R-Book for DTT aerial system installers.
The DTG's Dynamic Spectrum Access forum reviews the outcomes of WRC-15 and prepares for the future
DTG’s Dynamic Spectrum Access forum is organising its second annual spectrum-oriented event focusing on the outcomes of WRC-15. Looking at three key areas;
- Broadcast Industry (including PMSE issues)
- Mobile Industry (covering all provision for mobile broadband)
- Satellite Industry
There will also be an overall summary from DCMS to close the event
DTG and German TV Platform to join forces on Ultra HD plugfests
- National technology collaboration bodies begin series of joint equipment and content testing events
- Combines broadcasters, TV platforms and CE manufacturers active in Europe’s largest TV markets
The DTG UK UHD Forum and German TV Platform are joining forces to continue testing Ultra HD TVs, receivers, content and connectivity as new services develop.
German TV Platform is the German counterpart to the DTG, the UK collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, with its own industry group dedicated to Ultra HD TV.
2 Dec 2015
DTG RF Group
4 Dec 2015
DTG SI Group
9 Dec 2015
DTG FGP Committee
Most read DTG stories
- Manhattan to support Freeview Play
- Telco Lebara Launches New OTT Service
- DTG and CAI release draft of the latest R-Book for industry review
- DVB divided on UHD's path, Humax signs Netflix, and Apple TV to get DTT: DTG daily news September 16th 2015
- Freeview announces that all future products will be HD beyond 2016
- BBC News online threat, Netgem preps Netflix, VR head spa, and Ultra HD shopping: DTG daily news July 9th 2015
DTG in the news
- UK start-ups win IBC stand space
Broadcast :: 22 July 2015
- BBC, Sky and DVB honoured at DTG Awards
TVB Europe :: 14 May 2015
- Ofcom threatens action over 4K labelling
Broadband TV News :: 13 May 2015
- DTG and German TV Platform link for Ultra HD plugfests
Broadband TV News :: 17 November 2015
- UHD plugfests: Berlin and London calling
CSI :: 17 November 2015