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The Digital TV Group (DTG) is the industry association for digital television in the UK. The Group publishes and maintains the technical specification for the UK's Freeview and Freeview HD platforms (the D-Book) and runs the digital television industry's test centre: DTG Testing.
The BBC announced today that it is to close its Digital Media Initiative (DMI).
Beginning in 2008, DMI set out to move the BBC's production and archive operations to a fully integrated, digital way of working. The decision to close DMI follows an operational review of the project which was launched in October 2012. The report found that DMI was not going to deliver on its stated objectives and as a result BBC Director-General, Tony Hall, took the decision to close it with the agreement of the BBC Trust. The total cost of DMI to the BBC will be £98.4m.
The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) announces today its band plan for 700 MHz and publicized the release of spectrum in the 800 MHz band for mobile broadband services. The TRA believes that allocating these bands to mobile broadband with the equivalent global device ecosystems will best serve the UAE public interest by driving down costs and minimising interference along borders, so officials.
Following a year of solid 8% growth in 2012, there are now 804 million pay-TV subscriber households worldwide. According to new research done by Multimedia Research Group (MRG), the global pay-TV subscriber base, made up of cable TV, satellite TV, and telco-based IPTV subscribers, is growing most rapidly in the Asia-Pacific region.