Lytro's full field VR camera, EBU holds the line at WRC-15, BBC Trust questions Ofcom regulation, and Sky ready to grow: DTG daily news, November 6th 2015

Lytro Immerge camera promises in-depth VR

Lytro, creators of the world's first commercial light-field camera, has unveiled a VR video camera that captures a complete sphere of visual information.

The first-generation Immerge camera captures all the depth and the 3D geometry up to a metre away, with greater volumes promised, and Lytro claims it integrates easily with CG and motion-captured objects.

EBU stands firm on WRC-15 spectrum changes

The European Broadcasting Union has stressed its defence of broadcast spectrum in C-band and below 700MHz, and called for cross-industry cooperation, as ITU delegates begin negotiations at WRC-15.

The EBU’s director of technology and innovation, Simon Fell, said broadcasters had been 'generous' to release 700MHz and 800MHz for mobile use, and the migration from 700MHz should be carefully planned to minimise the impact.

You can find out how the decisions made at WRC-15 will affect the UK at the DTG Dynamic Spectrum Access Forum's WRC-15: Impact on UK Plc seminar on December 14th—click the link on the right to register.

BBC Trust director questions Ofcom's readiness to regulate

Ofcom would have to raise its standards to regulate the BBC's content alongside commercial channels, according to BBC Trust director Alex Towers.

Towers said Ofcom's current rules on accuracy and impartiality apply to a limited range of content compared to the BBC Trust's remit, and described the Trust as the BBC's 'conscience' rather than its cheerleader and regulator.

Sky admits to wider European ambitions

Sky could extend its operations into further European territories beyond the UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria and Italy, Jeremy Darroch has revealed.

The group's chief executive said Sky offers a 'pretty good service' relative to other providers, and could expand through either OTT services or its traditional satellite TV platform.

Image: Lytro

DTG Staff  |  06.11.2015

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