New Ofcom CEO's first interview, DTS:X takes on Dolby and more in the DTG daily news round-up

NEW OFCOM BOSS LOOKS AT TV DEREGULATION

Ofcom will look at the impact of new players like Netflix and the blurred lines between TV and telecoms as it reviews the UK communications market, says new boss Sharon White.

Speaking to the FT in her first interview as Ofcom CEO, White promised to look at ways to promote competition and reduce regulation for the benefit of consumers.

ADAPTABLE DTS:X TAKES ON DOLBY ATMOS

DTS has launched the DTS:X object-based sound system previewed at this year's CES, promising a more flexible approach than rival Dolby Atmos.

The Register reports that DTS:X will adapt to any speaker configuration, uses an open platform for audio creation, and can operate in a high-quality lossy mode for broadcast.

BROADCASTERS SHOULD LET PLATFORMS AGGREGATE THEIR CONTENT

Broadcasters should scrap their walled-garden on demand players and let platforms like Sky and YouView combine and curate their content.

Decipher's Nigel Walley claims broadcasters will win more viewers if they treat platforms like a supermarket where their programme brands compete for attention, reports Videonet.

VIRTUAL REALITY FOR RED BULL'S UK TV CHANNEL

Red Bull's UK linear TV channel will feature 'virtual reality and 360-degree elements' filmed in 4k when it launches in April 2016, says Broadcast.

The DTG will discuss the future of VR as a TV-like medium at its exclusive industry-only event on Monday, April 20th, in London. Contact Nihal Tharoor (ntharoor@dtg.org.uk) for more details.

UK WELCOMES NORWAY'S DIGITAL RADIO SWITCHOVER

Digital Radio UK boss Ford Ennals has welcomed Norway's decision to switch off analogue FM radio in favour of DAB in 2017.

According to Radio Today, Ennals said the Norwegian switchover will kick start a wave of digital radio transitions across Europe.

DTG Staff  |  17.04.2015

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