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The DTG is the centre for collaboration at the heart of the digital TV industry. More than 125 companies are members of the DTG, and collectively we drive innovation and growth in the television and technology sectors.

We're the only impartial space of its kind in the UK, and the joint expertise from DTG Members continues to define the technologies that make the UK a world-leading TV industry and ensure market interoperability.

Netflix sets a new record with The Blacklist

US OTT streaming service Netflix has acquired the rights to NBC drama The Blacklist from Sony Pictures Television; the most expensive deal for a Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) series ever.

The series has cost Netflix a reported $2 million per episode and with The Blacklist being previously extended into a 22 part series, totals a $44 million deal which gives Netflix the first window on streaming rights for the show.

Takeover hopes boost ITV share prices

As more speculation of a takeover of ITV comes around, the broadcasters shares rose to a record high this week. On reports that Virgin Media owner Liberty Global have been sounding out ITV shareholders about its options, shares of ITV rose 3.6% to 218.7p.

Lamy reports to European Commission on the future use of the UHF band

Pascal Lamy, Chairman of the High Level Group on the future of the UHF spectrum, yesterday reported his proposals to the European Commission on the future use of the UHF band (470-790 MHz).

Lamy's so called "2020-2030-2025" model lays out what he sees as a common European position on spectrum, calling for the release of 700 MHz for wireless broadband by 2020 (+/- 2 years), the safeguarding of broadcasting/PMSE below 700 MHz until 2030 and a review of the market and technologies in 2025.