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Plugfest 2016

The DTG hosting 6th UHD Plugfest in collaboration with the German TV Platform

01 March 2017

The DTG & the Deutsche TV-Platform Ultra HD Plugfests will provide a controlled environment for the AV industry to check the interoperability of their devices. This helps the industry to improve the QoE for customers. UHD Plugfests have been proving beneficial for the TV industry as they bring internationally renowned AV players together to work on the interoperability of UHD devices (iDTV, STBs, AVRs) with new technologies in the UHD world. The DTG and the German TV platform will be continuing the trend of Plugfest by focussing on HDR and HDMI 2.0a/b, 2.1/HDCP 2.2 interoperability of UHD devices (iDTV, STBs, AVRs), and will also cover SDR/HDR, and HD/UHD format switching as well as Next Generation Audio.

This Plugfest is open to all DTG, DTVP members and other interested parties. It will run over a period of 2 1/2 days.

Those who wish to participate with their UHD receivers (TVs, STBs or AVRs), content and test equipment should complete the Registration Form by 2nd June 2017 and Participant Agreement by 9th June 2017.

The test plan and full schedule will be circulated following this date. For any further queries or information on the Plugfest, please get in touch with David Daniels ddaniels@dtg.org.uk or Stephan.Heimbecher@sky.de.

Date: 27th, 28th and 29th June 2017

Venue: The DTG, 5th Floor, 89 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP, UK

Who: Free for all DTG & DTVP. Non-members may participate or attend by paying to register for the event. Please email ddaniels@dtg.org.uk for more details.

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A decade ago: Brown includes spectrum in £36bn windfall

Chancellor Gordon Brown has included the auction of spectrum liberated from digital switchover among asset sales that are set to raise £36bn for the Treasury between now and 2011. The amount is twice the forecast made in December.

The Treasury has not set a target for the auction. But Brown's inclusion of the spectrum among other asset sales just a day after Ofcom's consultaton on its Digital Dividend Review—which recommends all the liberated spectrum be sold—has unsettled public service broadcasters hoping that some spectrum be set aside for high-definition channels on Freeview.

22 March 2007

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Get Ready... for RED

On the 13th June 2017, the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) comes 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 Testing, the industry’s not-for-profit test centre, is now a one-stop-shop for Freeview Play Conformance. Any combination of the following elements is now available:

• Freeview HD/D-Book 9 Compliance Testing

• Metadata Delivery & Presentation Testing

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