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ACMA Incorporates ARPANSA Protection Standard into Regulatory Arrangements

The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has issued: the Radiocommunications Equipment (General) Amendment Rules 2021 (No.1) the Radiocommunications (Electromagnetic Energy) Amendment Instrument 2021 (No.1) According to ACMA, these instruments amend its electromagnetic energy (EME) regulatory arrangements. They incorporate references to the new Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety (ARPANSA)...

Korea’s SK Telecom Joins SRT Alliance

The SRT Alliance, established by Haivision, a provider of mission-critical, real-time video streaming and networking solutions, has announced that SK Telecom (SKT), one of South Korea’s largest wireless telecommunications operators, has joined the SRT Alliance to support and adopt the SRT open source protocol. SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) is a...

TVS Sarawak, Ideal Systems to Build World-First SDI/NDI News Studios

  TVS, the first Sarawak state-owned TV channel in Malaysian Borneo, has selected cloud and broadcast systems integration company Ideal Systems to design and build its next generation News Studios and Newsroom Computer Systems (NRCS). In a first of its kind, the state-of-the-art News Studios and MCR (Master Control Room) will...

Sony Joins SRT Alliance and Open Source Video Streaming Project

The SRT Alliance, established by Haivision, a leading global provider of real-time video streaming and networking solutions, has announced that Sony Imaging Products & Solutions (Sony) has become a member. The SRT Alliance is a community of industry leaders and developers focused on overcoming the challenges of low latency live streaming by supporting the collaborative development...

DVB Targeted Advertising Standards Published by ETSI

The first two parts of the DVB specification for Targeted Advertising (DVB-TA), enabling dynamic substitution of content in linear broadcasts, have this week been published by ETSI as formal standards. TS 103 752-1 covers Carriage and signalling of placement opportunity information in DVB Transport Streams, while TS 103 752-2...

Progress on Event Messages in the ISO Base Media File Format

At the recent 133rd MPEG meeting, MPEG Systems has reached the first milestone of the development of a standard to carry event messages in tracks of the ISO Base Media File Format by promoting ISO/IEC 23001-18 to Committee Draft (CD) stage. This specification provides a method for the carriage of...

Enhancements for DASH

At the 133rd MPEG meeting, held in January 2021, MPEG Systems promoted Part 8 of Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) also referred to as Session-based DASH (ISO/IEC 23009-8) to its final stage of standardization (i.e., Final Draft International Standard (FDIS)). Historically, in DASH, every client uses the same manifest,...

MPEG Systems Milestone for Support of VVC and EVC in CMAF

At the 133rd MPEG meeting, MPEG Systems promoted Amendment 2 of the Common Media Application Format (CMAF; ISO/IEC 23000-19:2019) to Committee Draft Amendment (CDAM) status. This amendment defines constraints to Versatile Video Coding (VVC) and Essential Video Coding (EVC) video elementary streams when carried in a CMAF video track....

MPEG Calls for Technologies for Incremental Coding of Neural Networks

Artificial neural networks have been demonstrated for use in a broad range of tasks in multimedia analysis and processing, such as visual and acoustic classification, object and pattern recognition, extraction of multimedia descriptors, or image and video coding. The trained neural networks for these applications contain a large number...

MPEG Calls for Evidence on Video Coding for Machines

MPEG Technical Requirements is studying the standardisation of coding technologies of unprocessed or processed video for machine intelligence use cases. Those technologies are expected to be with a compression capability that exceeds that of state-of-the-art video coding standards to fulfil a single or multiple machine intelligence tasks, or optionally...

MPEG Finalises Essential Video Coding (EVC) Verification Test

At the 133rd MPEG meeting, held in January 2021, a verification testing assessment of the Essential Video Coding (EVC) standard (ISO/IEC 23094-1; MPEG-5 Part 1) was completed. The first part of the EVC verification test using high dynamic range (HDR) and wide colour gamut (WCG) was completed at the 132nd...

MPEG Systems File Format Subgroup Wins Technology & Engineering Emmy

The File Format subgroup of MPEG Systems has been recognised by the National Academy for Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) with a Technology & Engineering Emmy for its 20 years of work on the ISO Base Media File Format (ISOBMFF). This format was first standardised in 1999 as part...

NextGen Video Information Systems Alliance Targets Emergency Alerts

The NextGen Video Information Systems Alliance (NVISA), a coalition of developers and manufacturers working to accelerate the evolution of ATSC 3.0 technology, has has formed three new working groups.NVISA's Video Integrated Display Symbology (VIDS) working group will focus on harmonising a recommended practice for emergency information display in visual media,...

6G Project Underway in the EU

Just when you were still waiting for your local 5G roll-out, the European Commission has launched Hexa-X, a 6G flagship initiative for research into the next generation of wireless networks. Headed by Nokia, Hexa-X project goals include creating unique 6G use cases and scenarios, developing fundamental 6G technologies and...

ATSC Awards Highest Honour to South Korea’s Dr. Jae-Young Lee

The Advanced Television Systems Committee has awarded its highest technical honour, the 2020 Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award, to Dr. Jae-Young Lee of South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute. ATSC also presented the Mark Richer Industry Leadership Medal to the key partners of the Phoenix Model Market...

ATSC Awards Highest Honour to South Korea’s Dr. Jae-Young Lee

The Advanced Television Systems Committee has awarded its highest technical honour, the 2020 Bernard J. Lechner Outstanding Contributor Award, to Dr. Jae-Young Lee of South Korea's Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute. ATSC also presented the Mark Richer Industry Leadership Medal to the key partners of the Phoenix Model Market...

Alibaba Cloud Joins SRT Alliance for Open Source Streaming

The SRT Alliance, supporting the SRT Open Source Project, has announced that Alibaba Cloud, Internet Initiative Japan, Kiswe, and Red5 Pro have joined the SRT Alliance showing their support of the cross industry adoption of the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) Open Source protocol and technology. This brings the total...

Avid to Present Technology Preview of SRT and Haivision SRT Hub

 Avid recently announced integrated support for the SRT (Secure Reliable Transport) protocol, an open-source video transport protocol that provides clear, reliable live video transmission over the open Internet for news and sports production. Avid also announced new integrations with Haivision SRT Hub, which enables intelligent live- and file-based cloud...

Second SMPTE Tech Spec for IMF in Broadcast and Online

The DPP, in collaboration with the North American Broadcasters Association (NABA), has announced the publication of the second SMPTE Technical Specification (TSP) for the Interoperable Master Format (IMF) for broadcast and online use cases: SMPTE TSP 2121-4:2019 IMF Application Constraint DPP (JPEG2000). This new specification has been created to sit...

RT Software Joins Grass Valley Technology Alliance

Grass Valley has added RT Software Ltd. as a founding member of the Grass Valley Technology Alliance (GVTA), a new programme for technology and solutions providers that delivers improved purchasing confidence and selection for customers. The certification program gives broadcasters and media organisations access to solutions that are interoperable...
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