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HbbTV Plugfest

UK HbbTV Plugfest

19 September 2017

The second UK Interoperability Plugfest, held by DTG Testing on behalf of DUK, will take place at the DTG offices in London 20th - 21st September 2017. This Plugfest will be an opportunity to further validate devices and applications updated since they were first seen at the previous event in June this year.

This Plugfest will focus on applications from broadcasters, specifically for the purpose of testing functionality expected to be required for the UK, including service launch.

The event is fully booked and will include representatives from a number of major manufacturers and application providers. We are considering the opportunities for a future event in 2018. If you are interested in receiving information when this happens, please contact customerservices@dtg.org.uk.

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A decade ago: BBC Three and Four 'to escape axe'

BBC director general Mark Thompson has presented plans to the corporation's ruling body, the BBC Trust, detailing how management intends to deliver the BBC's remit despite a £2bn funding gap over the next six years. The Trust is understood to have backed Thompson's view, expressed in a recent interview in BBC staff magazine Ariel, that cuts need to take place across the corporation rather than be focused on the closure of a digital television channel, such as BBC Three or BBC Four.

20 September 2007

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Get Ready... for RED

On the 13th June 2017, the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) came into play across the UK and Europe. This new Directive will have implications for manufacturers and retailers/distributors of TV and radio equipment as well as related products such as active antennas and amplifiers.

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DTG at IBC 2017

This will be the DTG's 21st year at IBC, and our experts will be meeting our Members and discussing our current and future programmes of work. We're keen to see as many of you as we can so do get in touch with pr@dtg.org.uk to set up a meeting.

Our CEO Richard Lindsay-Davies will be participating in an IBC Panel on Saturday 16th September (11:20—12:05 E102) which will discuss 'Broadcast is About to be Transformed'. Chaired by Chris Lawrence, Head of UK Media Consulting at Cognizant, Richard's fellow panellists include: Liz Ross, CEO Freeview Australia; Raymond Lamphen, General Manager & Vice President, DMC; and Justin Gupta, Head of UK Broadcast & Entertainment, Google. The Panel will debate the disruption that broadcast currently faces including IP-only delivery, on demand consumption and personalised user experience. For more details, please visit the IBC website.

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22 Sep 2017

DTG PMSE Implementation Group

26 Sep 2017

DTG Technical Oversight Group

26 Sep 2017

DTG UK UHD Forum

27 Sep 2017

DTG Audit Committee Meeting


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