DTG Summit 2015 news roundup: Driving Global CollaborVation with Ofcom, Freeview, Panasonic and live 4k

DTG Summit: Ofcom calls for 4k 'kite mark'

Ofcom’s CTO has called for a cross-industry standard and identity for Ultra HD products to build consumer confidence.

Speaking at the DTG Summit 2015: Driving Global CollaborVation, Steve Unger said the regulator may act is consumers were misled by ‘4k ready’ labels, reports Broadband TV News.

DTG Summit: Ofcom sees 'structural shift' in viewing habits

Regulators are ‘seeing evidence of a structural shift between linear viewing and on-demand viewing’ according to Ofcom’s CTO.

Digital TV Europe said Steve Unger told the DTG Summit 2015: Driving Global CollaborVation that younger viewers are developing different patterns to previous generations.

Whittingdale and Vaizey in charge at DCMS

John Whittingdale has been appointed Minister for Culture, Media and Sport with Ed Vaizey continuing as Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy across BIS and the DCMS.

Whittingdale chaired the culture, media and sport select committee from 2007-2015, says Broadcast, while Ed Vaizey has been a culture minister since 2010.

DTG Summit: 4k UHD Blu-ray on course for Xmas 2015

The Blu-ray consortium has announced an Ultra HD specification which could influence standards for broadcast services worldwide.

Speaking to Inside CI at the DTG Summit 2015: Driving Global CollaborVation, Ron Martin of Panasonic Hollywood Labs said the standard supports HDR, object-based audio and HDCP 2.2, but not 3D.

DTG Summit: Freeview Play revealed

Freeview Play's user interface was revealed to the public for the first time at the DTG Summit 2015: Driving Global CollaborVation by Ilse Howling, managing director for Connected TV at Digital UK.

Panasonic and Humax are now testing Freeview Play devices while Arqiva demonstrated at the Summit a UI and application package compatible with Freeview Play, reports Broadband TV News.

DTG Summit: R&S demonstrates live 4k over DTT

Broadcast equipment manufacturer Rohde & Schwarz showcased a live end-to-end demo of 4k TV over digital terrestrial TV at the DTG Summit 2015: Driving Global CollaborVation.

The demo transmitted footage from a Sony F-55 camera to an LG 4K TV at 25fps over a standard Freeview multiplex set up uniquely for the DTG's event, said Recombu.

Image: Recombu

DTG Staff  |  13.05.2015

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