OVER 100 COUNTRIES NOW COMMITTED TO DVB-T FOR DIGITAL TERRESTRIAL TV
-RRC'06 Is Successfully Completed In Geneva-
The DVB Project welcomes the successful completion of the ITU’s Regional Radiocommunication Conference (RRC-06). The participating countries from Europe, Africa and the Middle East have agreed a new frequency plan for Bands III, IV and V replacing the Stockholm ’61 agreements. Digital terrestrial television in these regions will thus be based solely on DVB-T. RRC-06 involved some 100 countries including all European, African and Middle Eastern nations. The conference aimed to create a frequency plan and associated coordination agreements for an all digital environment based exclusively on DVB-T. This now brings to at least 114 the number of countries that have launched or will in future launch DVB-T services.
Peter MacAvock, Executive Director of the DVB Project stated “DVB is proud to have developed the transmission technology that underlies the excellent achievements at the planning conference. All the participants are to be congratulated for their contribution. The plan facilitates the deployment of DVB-T services and confirms the widely held view that DVB-T has become a de-facto world standard. It will also aid in the deployment of HDTV and DVB-H Mobile TV."
RRC-06 brought together 1000 delegates and involved long hours of negotiation and significant computational resources from the administrations involved. The frequency plan currently in force dates from 1961, and is rapidly reaching the end of its useful life. Indeed, it is one of the reasons for the difficulties experienced in extending DVBT coverage to border regions in some European countries.
The DVB Project
The Digital Video Broadcasting Project (DVB) is an industry-led consortium of over 250 broadcasters, manufacturers, network operators, software developers, regulatory bodies and others in over 35 countries committed to designing global standards for the delivery of digital television and data services. The DVB standards cover all aspects of digital television from transmission through interfacing, conditional access and interactivity for digital video, audio and data. The consortium came together in 1993 to create unity in the march towards global standardisation, interoperability and future proofing.
To date, there are numerous broadcast services using DVB standards. There are hundreds of manufacturers offering DVB compliant equipment, which is already in use around the world. DVB dominates the digital broadcasting world. A host of other services is also on-air with DVB-T, DVB-S and DVB-C including data on the move and high-bandwidth Internet over the air.
DVB-T Status By Country
DVB-T Launch Imminent
DVB-T Formally Adopted
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Serbia and Montenegro
DVB-T Pilot Broadcasts On-going
RRC'06 Participant - DVB-T in future
Central African Republic
Congo (Republic of)
Democratic Rep of Congo
United Arab Emirates
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