Membership FAQ

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How much does it cost to join the DTG?

Full Membership costs £12,000 per annum. Members have access to the Freeview technical specifications (the D-Book) and all outputs from DTG meetings and Working Groups including the DTG UK UHD Forum, plus a host of other supporting benefits.

What is the process for joining?

Joining the DTG is easy and our membership team will help you every step of the way. The application process consists of two forms which need to be signed and returned to membership@dtg.org.uk, along with payment. On receiving your application, DTG Council has seven working days to approve your membership, after which our membership team will send you all the information needed to start taking full advantage of being part of the DTG. If you need more information on this please contact the membership team at membership@dtg.org.uk.

Do I need to contact the DTG to renew my membership?

Your DTG membership will automatically be renewed after a year. If your organisation wishes either to change membership category or to terminate membership, you can contact the membership team once you have received your renewal invoice or at any point during the year. Any changes will take effect once the renewal invoice has been paid.

When will I receive my invoice?

DTG membership fees are payable annually. You will receive your first invoice with the confirmation of your DTG membership. Existing members are invoiced approximately two weeks before their renewal date, which is the date the DTG received your first membership payment.

How long do I have to pay the membership invoice? What happens if I don't pay my membership fees?

New DTG Members only gain access to all their member benefits once the first invoice has been paid. Existing members with an overdue payment will be given payment reminders. Within a reasonable time frame access to the member zone will be revoked until payment has been received.

My organisation is merging with a non-DTG member organisation - will I have to reapply for DTG membership?

Mergers between members and non-members or other members are handled on a case-by-case basis. Please inform the DTG membership team about any changes in your organisation and we will let you know of the steps necessary without having an effect on your membership. If you need more information on this please contact the membership team at membership@dtg.org.uk.

My organisation has changed its name; do I need to reapply for membership under the new name?

You will not need to reapply, however please inform the DTG membership team about the changes to your organisation. The DTG membership team will update both their records as well as the website with the new name and branding for your organisation to ensure that all records are accurate.

I would like to change my membership category, what do I need to do?

Please contact the DTG Membership team about any changes you would like to make to your membership category. We will try our best to accommodate any changes as quickly and easily as possible. If you need more information on this please contact the membership team at membership@dtg.org.uk.

Are DTG Testing Services (such as conformance testing, test suites, Engineering Channel membership) included in DTG membership?

DTG Testing services are not included in DTG membership as DTG Testing is a not-for-profit organisation run on behalf of the digital television industry. DTG Testing provide pay-as-you-use services subject to separate charges.

If you are interested in finding out more about DTG Testing services please visit www.dtgtesting.com or contact Ewa Tracz at customerservices@dtg.org.uk

I have signed up to a DTG Working Group via the DTG Member Zone but have not received any emails or calendar invitations. What should I do?

Any changes to your member profile will take effect within 24 hours. Working group invitations and emails are, on average, sent out once a week.

If you have not received any emails or calendar invitations please contact Sophia McKenzie at smckenzie@dtg.org.uk so that we can ensure that you are included in all future Working Group emails and calendar invitations.

I am an Affiliate Member but would like to request to attend a specific working group or group meeting. How can I request permission to attend?

Affiliate members can attend Working Groups by invitation. If you wish to attend a particular Working Group, please contact Sophia McKenzie at smckenzie@dtg.org.uk no less than two weeks before the meeting. A request will be submitted to the Chair of the Working Group who will be able to make a decision on behalf of the Working Group.