At the DTG, the best of industry has been collaborating for over twenty years to advance UK Digital TV. That’s included driving the digital TV switchover, making interactive TV happen, rolling out on-demand TV, and introducing HDTV and UHD TV. And we continue to work towards the future of television in the UK, across all devices.
Where TV has been transformed by innovation
The DTG is the UK’s unique, self-funding centre for innovation in digital media technology. Since 1995, it has been central to the distribution of TV in the UK – digital TV, interactive TV, the digital TV switchover, on-demand TV, HDTV and UHD TV. The DTG underpins the free-to-air platforms Freeview, Freesat and YouView, and supports the development of pay-TV and other platforms.
We’re now working towards the future of television – embracing the convergence of content and networks to efficiently deliver video to all screens, in all formats.
Where the important players in UK digital TV work together
Our members tell us that the thing they value most about the Digital TV Group is the unique opportunity it gives them to collaborate with their wider industry network. At our roundtables and working groups, members from all the key sectors in digital media technology work closely with our technical experts. We also host regular plugfests for testing and an annual summit that celebrates landmarks in progress and looks ahead at what’s next.Membership Login
Where standards are set
The DTG isn’t just a centre of innovation for UK digital TV. DTG Testing is a vital resource for the TV and IP industries and a trusted partner to the regulators. The team works daily to maintain standards across digital TV platforms so retailers and broadcasters know they are working with certified manufacturers and devices they can trust.
Each year our technical experts produce real-world test reports, white papers, best practice guidelines and the d-Book, the definitive list of specifications for UK digital TV. The Zoo at DTG Testing is the UK’s only comprehensive testing and accreditation centre for digital TV devices and services.
All year our members work incredibly hard to develop standards to move the industry forwardDr David Docherty OBE, Chair of the DTG
DTG publishes first edition of UK technical specification for DTT (The D-Book)
Digital Terrestrial TV & Widescreen TV became available in the UK
Pay TV operators join the DTG
Red Button TV (BBC Text)
DTG Testing opens
D-Book 4 is published
Sky Go & BBC iPlayer launch
D-Book 5 is published
D-Book 6 (HD) is published
Launch of Freeview HD & 3DTV
D-Book 7 (HbbTV hybrids) is published
Completion of the Digital Switchover & Launch of Youview
Launch of Smart TV's
D-Book 8 (Freeview Play) is published & Launch of VR
Launch of UHD Services (2160p50) & Freeview Play
Dr David Docherty OBE
Sir David Scott CBE