Books and White Papers

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The DTG 'D-Book 7 Part A'
Version 3 March 2013: sets out the detailed technical standards for digital terrestrial television in the UK

Available to DTG members (except affiliates) in the Members area of this web site

The DTG 'D-Book 7 Part B'
Version 2 September 2012: sets out the detailed technical standards for Connected TV in the UK
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The DTG 'D-Book 7 Part B' Version 2 XML Schemas - September 2012 (This is a Zip archive)  
UK Digital TV Usability and Accessibility Guidelines, including Text to Speech and Connected TV (U-Book)
Version 3 December 2014
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Recommendations for improving TV accessibility
4 October 2013
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Stereoscopic 3D Production Guidelines
Updated November 2012
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Recommended Receiver Reaction to Aspect Ratio Signalling in Digital Video Broadcasting (v2.0.0 - January 2012) PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF
1080p50: Delivering the Benefits of the Progressive Format over Interlace in Broadcast Television Through Acquistion, Production and Encoding PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF
UK DTT features for support of Local TV services PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF
Broadcasting Live Events to Cinema
Recommendations for preparation, transmission, reception and presentation
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DTG Production Systems Group User Requirements White Paper
Analysis of the user requirements associated with future production systems
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DTG Usability Text To Speech Subgroup White Paper
Implementation Guidelines and Recommendations for Text-to-Speech v.1.4
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R-Book 2
A guide to domestic DTT aerial installation
R-Book 1 has been withdrawn
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R-Book 5
MATV and Integrated reception systems for digital TV
This book updates and replaces R-Books 3 and 4
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UK Digital TV Receiver Recommendations
Version 1.7 May 2010
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Original Plan for UK DTT SI PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF
The Impact of Switchover on Communal Aerial Systems PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF
Connectivity Guidelines for Installers and Manufacturers
A guide to the best practice for the connection of set-top boxes and other products to digital and analogue TV sets to enable recording and optimum digital performance
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DTG Object Carousel Interchange Format PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF
DTG Object Carousel Interchange Format DTD
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Final Report of DTT (DVB-T) Transmission Mode Trials
June 27th 2002
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Indoor Aerial Measurements (Issue 1.0) PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF
MATV System Component Testing (Release 1.0) PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF
Specification for Upgrades of Existing Communal Aerial (MATV) Systems to accommodate Digital Terrestrial Television PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF

MHEG White Papers and Specifications

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Note: These publications have now been superseded by the following standard:
ETSI ES 202 184 V2.1.1 (2011-03-31) MHEG-5 Broadcast Profile.

DTG MHEG Spec Group White Paper: MHEG InputMaskExtension PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF
Consultation: Digital TV industry policy for transition to UK profile of MHEG-5 v1.06 PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF
MHEG-5 UK Profile, version 1.06 PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF
Corrigenda to the Digital Terrestrial Television MHEG-5 Specification PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF
DTT MHEG Interoperability Code of Practice PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF

Action Plan Documents

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UK Digital TV Usability and Accessibility Guidelines, including Text to Speech PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF
Action Plan Task 5.9:
Survey of MATV and SMATV systems
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Action Plan Task 5.12:
Advanced Receiver Techniqueswith emphasis on Portable TV Reception
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Action Plan Task 5.13:
Product and Interoperability Testing and Support
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Action Plan Task 5.14:
Review of In-Home Networks
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Action Plan Task 5.14:
Improving UK Aerial Installations: Review of Technical Performance
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Action Plan Task 5.14.3:
Improving UK Aerial Installations: Aerial System Component Benchmarking, Scoping Study (Release 1.1)
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Action Plan Task 5.19:
Recorder Technology
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Action Plan Task 5.23:
Access for Deaf and Partially Sighted People
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DTG Consultation Documents

Next Generation UK Digital TV Interoperability Framework Consultation - March 2013   Web page
UK DTV Interoperability Framework Consultation Process - November 2012 PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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Delivering an interoperable, efficient, stable and innovating horizontal digital TV market - July 2010 PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG Responses to Public Consultations

DTG Response to: Radio Equipment Directive Proposal [link to proposal] PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG Response to: Ofcom Award of the 600 MHz spectrum band PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG response to: Ofcom Draft Annual Plan 2013/14 - 22-02-2013 PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG response to Ofcom consultation TV white spaces: A consultation on white space device requirements - January 2013 PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG submission to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport Communications Review - October 2012 PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG response to the Ofcom consultation on Securing long term benefits for scarce spectrum resources – a strategy for UHF bands IV and V - June 2012 PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG response to the DMOL consultation on DTT LCNs - May 2012 PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG response to the BBC Trust’s Canvas Proposals Provisional Conclusions - February 2010 PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG response to the BBC Trust consultation on Project Canvas - April 2009 PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG Response to Ofcom Consultation:
The Future of Digital Terrestrial Television - January 2008
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DTG response to the Ofcom Digital Dividend Review Consultation - March 2007 PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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Digital Television Receivers:
Usability Action plan for Switchover - Interim report on tasks
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DTG response to the Ofcom Consultation on Planning Options for Digital Switchover PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
556 kilobytes
DTG response to the Public Consultation on the Review of the BBC Royal Charter PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG response to the Consultation on Building Regulations and Electronic Communications Services (Broadband) PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG response to Digital Television Framework for Delivering E-Government Services to the Home PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG response to ITC consultation on progress towards digital switchover PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG response on the role of integrated digital television sets in achieving digital switchover PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG Response to ITC Consultation on Community Digital Standard and Rules of Operation for Digital Terrestrial Television PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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DTG response to the Government Consultation on Spectrum Management PDF icon signifying that the file for download is a PDF Bullet arrow Download
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Presentations

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DTG Summit 2011

John Bird (Futuresource)
International Trends in Digital Television
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Roly Keeting (BBC)
Keynote: Reports of TV's Death are Greatly Exaggerated
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Sheila Cassells (Cassells Consulting Associates)
Regulating a Connected World - a perspective from the EU
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Tim Suter (Perspective Associates)
Regulatory and Legislative issues: UK
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Richard Halton (YouView)
Delivering to the Connected Viewer
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Patrick Barwise (London Business School)
Waiting for 'Vodot'
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DTG@IBC2009: Multichannel HDTV without a dish

Richard Lindsay-Davies (DTG)
Consumers and Confidence: The business Case for DVB-T2
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Graham Plumb (BBC)
Implementing DVB-T2: Meeting the Technical Challenge
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Tony Mattera (Arqiva)
DVB-T2/HD Deployment in the UK
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Nigel Prankard (Panasonic)
DVB-T2: Implications for Receiver Manufacturers
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DTG D-Book Resources

DTG registered DVB values

DTG registered DVB values

March 2012

DTG URN Documentation

DTG Procedure for Assignment of URNs

October 2011
Pre-Final version
A five step internal DTG procedure for assigning URNs. A URN containing a new NSS string will only be registered on the DTG website when all steps have been successfully completed.

DTG URN Register

March 2012
Version 2

Server Root Certificate Policy and Mandatory List

Server Root Certificate Policy

Version 1.0 - Last updated: 16th March 2012
Published 25th April 2012

Mandatory Server Root Certificate List

Version 1.0 - Last updated:16th April 2012
Published: 25th April 2012

The Server Root Certificate List is an Excel spreadsheet.

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