The Zoo: introducing some of our HbbTV Freeview Play receivers

Our Zoo, a ready-to-use collection of TVs and set-top boxes, features over 190 HD and 4K TVs. The Zoo is continuously updated and maintained by professionals so it remains an invaluable resource for all of your testing needs. Check out a selection of our HbbTV Freeview Play devices that are available for HbbTV application interoperability testing below:

Philips 43PUS6504/12

Launched in 2019, Philips’ 43PUS6504/12 features a slim and modern design. Find out a bit more below:

  • HbbTV-enabled
  • 4K UHD LED
  • HDR10+ compatible
  • HDR10 compatible
  • HLG compatible
  • Supports Dolby Vision

 

 

LG 49SM8500PLA

Launched last year, LG’s 49SM8500PLA, is a reddot Award winner.

  • HbbTV-enabled
  • 4K UHD
  • Supports Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG
  • Features down-firing subwoofer, Dolby Atmos, DTS Decoder, DTS-HD and Wireless  Sound Sync
  • NanoCell technology

 

 

Hisense H43B7100

The H43B7100 model from Hisense was launched in the market early last year. Its features include:

  • Freeview Play
  • 4K HDR UHD
  • HDR 10 compatible
  • HLG compatible
  • DTS Studio Sound
  • Freeview Play

 

 

LG OLED55C8PLA

 

Another LG model, the OLED55C8PLA arrived on the market in 2018 featuring a sleek aesthetic that undeniably catches your eye.

  • HbbTV-enabled
  • 4K Cinema HDR
  • Supports Advanced HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG
  • Supports Dolby Atmos
  • LG ThinQ AI
  • Google Home, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compatible

 

LG OLED55C9PLA

LG’s OLED55C9PLA is the updated 2019 release of their OLED55C8PLA (which is also featured in this list). It picked up a reddot award last year and was also recognised by Tech Radar as one of their ‘Best in Class’.

  • HbbTV-enabled
  • 4K Cinema HDR
  • HDR10 Pro compatible
  • HLG compatible
  • Supports Dolby Atmos
  • Clear Voice III
  • LG ThinQ AI
  • Google Home, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa compatible

 

LG 43UK6750PLD

LG’s 43UK6750PLD features their ThinQ AI and what else? Some of its features include…

  • Freeview Play
  • HDR 10 compatible
  • 4K HDR UHD
  • HLG compatible
  • DTS Studio Sound

 

 

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Changes to DVB patent pools

Licensing programmes covering DVB standards DVB-S2, DVB-SIS and DVB-CSA have been updated.

DVB member Sisvel, which manages patent licensing programmes for several DVB standards, has announced it’s completed the transfer of the licensing programme for DVB-S2 essential patents. The company is working with DVB-S2 patent owners on the terms of a relaunched patent pool, that will include facilitated licensing of DVB-S2X patents as well.

In March, Sisvel announced the availability of a licensing programme covering the recent DVB standard, DVB-SIS (Single Illumination System), which covers the use of a satellite beam for both DTH and terrestrial networks.

Sisvel has also completed the transfer from ETSI of the licensing framework covering DVB’s Common Scrambling Algorithm, CSA2 and CSA3.

Article originally published on Broadband TV News.

Plugfest 2020: An update from DTG and German TV Platform

Dear Members, Partners and Customers,

With the current COVID-19 lockdown and cancellation of big events, the DTG and German TV Platform have decided to host a single Plugfest in 2020. This is currently foreseen to take place at the DTG offices in London during Q4 this year and will combine the usual two annual Plugfests.

We would like to emphasise that the Plugfest is a joint event with members of the DTG and German TV Platform plus other third parties.

The DTG and German TV Platform will closely monitor the situation and keep you informed about any upcoming decisions and specific dates.

Please note, all parties who participated in the last Plugfest in Berlin have received the Plugfest report in a separate communication last week.

Stay safe and best regards,

DTG Team

 

M7 rolls out Travelxp 4K HDR in German-speaking markets

German platform operator M7 Deutschland expands its Ultra HD (UHD) portfolio.

International travel and lifestyle channel Travelxp 4K HDR is now available to network and platform operators in the German-speaking markets for distribution to their subscribers. The channel shows reports and features covering holiday destinations in more than 60 countries around the world 24 hours per day. The programmes are offered in German language on networks supplied by M7 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

“We are excited about this attractive new addition to our UHD line-up: Travelxp 4k brings foreign cultures and exotic locations directly into the living room and enables viewers to experience destinations far away, particularly now that travelling is difficult,” said Christian Heinkele, managing director of Eviso Germany, business partner of M7 in Germany.

“Travel reports and landscape images are the perfect examples of content where excellent TV/video resolution and powerful distribution infrastructures are essential. This is a great opportunity for public utility companies, network operators and fibre-optic providers to show what their networks are capable of,” added Heinkele.

Sumant Bahl, managing director Europe & Africa, Travelxp, said: “We are delighted to further strengthen both our relationship with M7 Group as well as our 4K distribution in Germany. Travelxp 4K HDR is among the best in 4K and travel shows in the world. Apart from the vivid and immersive picture quality our channel offers, we are also excited about showcasing the original and interesting travel content we produce in diverse genres. We are confident that M7 audiences will love our shows.”

With Travelxp 4K HDR, Insight TV UHD and LoveNature 4K, M7 Deutschland offers its partners a total of three UHD channels for distribution on their networks. This agreement builds upon the cooperation M7 Group and Travelxp have already established in the Benelux and Central Eastern European markets.

Article originally published on Broadband TV News.

 

The Zoo: a selection of our HDR10 receivers

Our Zoo, a ready-to-use collection of TVs and set-top boxes, features over 190 HD and 4K TVs. Check out a few of the HDR10 models and some of their features below:

Philips 43PUS6504/12

Launched in 2019, Philips’ 43PUS6504/12 features a slim and modern design. It comes with Pixel Precise UHD. Want to know more? Carry on reading:

  • HDR10 compatible
  • HDR10+ compatible
  • 4K UHD LED
  • HLG compatible
  • Supports Dolby Vision

This receiver featured on our list of UHD TVs last month. Want to check out that list? Click here.

 

 

LG 43UK6750PLD

LG’s 43UK6750PLD features their ThinQ AI and what else? Some of its features include…

  • HDR 10 compatible
  • 4K HDR UHD
  • HLG compatible
  • DTS Studio Sound
  • Freeview Play

 

 

LG 43UM7400PLB

Another entry from LG now – the 43UM7400PLB. What else goes into this receiver?

  • HDR10 Pro compatible
  • HLG compatible
  • 4K Active HDR
  • Supports DTS Virtual:X
  • Supports Google Assistant, Google Home and Amazon Alexa

 

TCL 43EP648

The TCL 43EP648 features an ultra-thin body and frame. Get a snapshot of its features below:

  • HDR10 compatible
  • HDR compatible
  • HDR PRO compatible
  • 4K UHD
  • HLG compatible
  • Dolby AC4
  • Freeview HD

 

 

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