DTG consults on innovation and interoperability in UK digital terrestrial television

The consultation, Delivering an Interoperable, Efficient, Stable and Innovating Horizontal Digital TV Market, is open to any organisation or individual with an interest in digital television in the UK. It opened on Friday 2 July and will close on Monday 20 September. Details of how to respond are available on the DTG website: at www.dtg.org.uk/dtvconsultation.

Commenting on the consultation, Richard Lindsay-Davies, Director General of the DTG, said:

"For over a decade the DTG has played a pivotal role in the success of the Freeview platform. Last year we published the 6th edition of the D-Book, the technical specification for UK DTT, paving the way for the launch of high definition services on the platform. Later this year we will publish the 7th edition of the specification, making hybrid Connected TV devices a reality for viewers.

"Against this backdrop of continuous technical development, we believe that it falls to the DTG, as the only independent and fully representative organisation in our sector, to ensure that the horizontal market continues to exist in an environment where innovation can thrive and where the consumer is safeguarded. This consultation will play a key role in ensuring the Group is able to produce a roadmap for the ongoing interoperability, stability and technical development of the platform."

As part of the wider consultation process the DTG is to sponsor a Westminster eForum event on 7 September 2010.

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