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The Second DTG & DTVP UHD Plugfest

15 April 2016, London -- DTG & DTVP Plugfest, London, April 2016

The second DTG & DTVP UHD Plugfest took place earlier this week at the DTG headquarters in London.

Simon Gauntlett, CTO at the DTG said: “We were delighted by the enthusiasm attendees brought to the two days of extensive testing and hope everyone enjoyed the productive atmosphere and networking opportunities at this well-attended event. With the ITU standardisation of HDR, expected before the end of this year, it is vital that the various proposals and implementations are thoroughly tested to ensure we can deliver outstanding products to the market and great consumer experiences.”

Since 2014 the DTG and DVTP Ultra HD Plugfests have provided a neutral platform for the members of both organisations to collaborate and learn from each other. These Plugfests help UHD receiver manufacturers, broadcasters, content providers and test equipment manufacturers ensure HDMI, HEVC, HDCP and HDR implementations are interoperable.

The Plugfest report will be available to download from the DTG website once all information is gathered from the participants. Watch out for details of future events including the Third Joint DTG & DTVP UHD Plugfest scheduled to take place in Berlin in December 2016.

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Lindsay Spencer, Head of Communications - pr@dtg.org.uk - +44 (0) 20 7840 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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