The DTG is the centre for collaboration at the heart of the digital TV industry. More than 125 companies are members of the DTG, and collectively we drive innovation and growth in the television and technology sectors.
We're the only impartial space of its kind in the UK, and the joint expertise from DTG Members continues to define the technologies that make the UK a world-leading TV industry and ensure market interoperability.
On the first night of the Edinburgh International Television Festival, the MacTaggart lecture gives leaders in the television industry a platform to discuss the current issues in television.
This year was the turn of Channel 4 Chief Executive David Abraham who spoke about America's involvement in the UK TV industry, Super-Indies, create success in television and local TV channels.
DTG Television Innovation Award winners Streamhub have published a great article on the Guardian about how big data must be harnessed to plan for a better future for the TV industry.
Words by Aki Tsuchiya, Managing Director of Streamhub,
In retail, Amazon and Tesco have blazed trails, mining insight from millions of consumers at scale to better buy stock and recommend appropriate products to consumers. In finance, American Express is crunching account holders' transaction history en masse to identify loyalty and pre-empt churn. And, in sport, player and match data is now so abundant that clubs like Chelsea are examining attributes of players from leagues around the world to spot new talent.
From today, DTG members, Sky will be rolling out a new host of features to their TV guide which will be seen by customers in the services EPG.
At the top of these features is a brand new recommendations engine. This new feature provides suggestions based on what the user has in the recent recordings and downloads section of their sky+ planner. Sky states that "if example a customer has a recording of The Following in their planner, recommendations might include Luther, Hannibal, Criminal Minds and The Blacklist." Recommendations are seen in both linear TV and on-demand shows viewing options from Sky's whole range of film and TV content.