At this year’s IBC Conference and Exhibition, DVB will be showcasing the work that it has been undertaking to standardise the provision of high-quality content via satellite more efficiently to all in-home IP devices. It will also demonstrate the market preparation of consumer technology for its groundbreaking DVB-S2X technology.
DVB is set to offer a technical solution to reach new devices, such as tablets and smartphones, which are gaining popularity for the consumption of live broadcast TV.
In a live demo, a DVB-T2 signal will be converted into Internet Protocol utilising a server integrated in the TV. The signal will then be streamed to IP client devices.
DVB broadcast signals can be encapsulated into IP at the point of reception in an IP server, building on the SAT>IP communications protocol for taking live satellite broadcast onto IP networks. Effectively those IP servers add an IP transport layer and inform the clients about the available services.
The principle can be applied to the entire family of first and second-generation DVB transmission platforms (DVB-T/T2, DVB-S/S2/S2X, DVB-C/C2) and managed IPTV transmissions. The SAT>IP Alliance and DVB Project are working closely together to make broadcast delivery to handhelds as easy as possible and will look at adding new features.
A critical step for the introduction of DVB-S2X for DTH is the availability of cost efficient DVBV-S2X receiver chipsets. The industry has been working at full speed on the development of the necessary consumer technology.
The DVB-S2X chipsets and consumer products are now in the prototype phase and can be expected to hit the market soon, allowing operators to use DVB-S2X for DTH — and most probably for delivery of UHD services. This demo will show the progress the industry has made.
The DVB stand will be tended by DVB representatives and technology experts, available to answer queries and provide information on DVB's wide ranging family of open, interoperable, market driven standards.
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