DVB divided on UHD's path, Humax signs Netflix, and Apple TV to get DTT: DTG daily news September 16th 2015

DVB split on UHD-1 Phase 2 timeline

DVB members working on the next phase of its Ultra HD specification are divided over the deadline for introducing features such as High Dynamic Range, High Frame Rate and Wide Colour Gamut.

David Wood, chair of the DVB’s commercial module for UHD TV, told IBC guests that some members want the specification fixed now so services can start from 2017, while others want to wait until 2019 to see what the decoder chip development cycle delivers.

Netflix coming to Humax TVs and set-top boxes

Humax has inked a deal to add Netflix to many of its existing devices as well as future products—although it's not yet saying which devices, or in which territories.

The manufacturer makes TV receivers for platforms worldwide, including YouView and Freesat Freetime in the UK, as well as Freeview HD and the forthcoming Freeview Play service.

Motive to put DTT on Apple TV

It doesn't have a DTT tuner, but Apple TV will be able to pick up digital terrestrial TV services through the Tablet TV app from Motive TV, runners-up in the DTG Television Innovation Awards 2015.

Motive's Tablet TV uses a small standalone DVB-T tuner module which streams any Freeview channel over your home network to portable devices, along with the Freeview programme guide data.

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DTG Staff  |  16.09.2015

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