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The DTG launches new version of R-Book 7 for 2017

25 April 2017, London -- The DTG, a unique self-funding UK collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology is launching a new version of its industry recognised R-Book for 2017.

The previous version, R-Book 6 was released in 2015 and provided a thorough overview of DTT installation systems, as well as best practice guidelines and an overview of future UHF spectrum changes.

The new R-Book 7 will retain all of this valued information, but will also include the following new sections:

• Updates on the 700 MHz clearance rollout plan and implications for the aerial industry and consumers;

• An overview of the incoming Radio Equipment Directive and implications for equipment manufacturers and distributors

• A new section on satellite distribution and the equipment required for Sky Q installations

The first R-Books, publications covering the installation of digital television receiving systems, were written between 2001 and 2005. The original books also covered cabled distribution systems, despite the R now standing for reception.

Since 2005 the television industry has undergone a technical transformation, including the migration from analogue services and the introduction of DVB-T2 transmission technology. Alongside, demand for spectrum allocation has increased at pace resulting in a range of new technologies and services operating at frequencies in and around those utilised by digital television, which had previously not been the case.

These developments in spectrum allocation are set to continue with the change of use of the 700 MHz band. In order to provide guidance on how these changes could impact digital television reception, The DTG and Confederation of Aerial Industries Ltd (CAI) have worked in partnership to bring the R-Book up to date. The R-Book 6 was published in 2015 with the aim of supporting and preparing the installation industry for future spectrum changes, including how to deal with the impact they could have on working practices.

It also contains practical advice on interference mitigation as well as advice on the latest industry guidelines:

Following a peer review by members of the aerial industry, CAI, Ofcom, broadcasters and DUK to name a few, R-Book 7 will be published in April 2017 and will be available from The DTG (dtg.org.uk) and CAI (www.cai.org.uk) websites. There will also be a ‘quick guide’ version available with some key reference points.

DTG will present the R-Book 7 on Wednesday 26 April 2017 at the CAI Evolving Connectivity trade show, being held at The National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham: http://www.evolvingconnectivity.com/

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Lindsay Spencer/James Adams E: pr@dtg.org.uk T: +44 207 840 6500

About the DTG

The DTG is the non-profit UK collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, reaching industry, government, academia and international partners, set up with the purpose of looking after the digital TV marketplace. It underpins the free-to-air platforms Freeview, Freesat and YouView, and supporting the development of Sky, Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk.

It has been central to the distribution of TV in the UK for nearly two decades through the collaborative development of industry standards and best practice, and is currently embracing the convergence of content and networks across industries to focus on the efficient delivery of video to all screens - mobile, tablet and TV - in all formats: standard, high and ultra high definitions.

The DTG supports the next generation of digital TV and related technologies through its work in the delivery of video to mobile devices, television on tablets, spectrum coexistence management, TV white space, home networking, connected TV, accessibility, and the UK UHD Forum.

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