Vermaele, who is also EBU's director of technology and innovation, said, “We need a body to protect broadcasting and spectrum. Spectrum is a burning issue for the whole of the broadcasting industry and we need to ensure that there is cooperation and a coherent message from all stakeholders. We need a united front.”
In an effort to help attract members from the worldwide broadcast community, DigiTAG announced will become technology neutral.
The DigiTAG website has news on terrestrial digital TV developments around the world. Earlier DigiTAG handbooks on DVB-T2, HD/DTT and related topics are still available from DigiTAG.
European spectrum war flares up again
The EBU (European Broadcasting Union) has stepped up its campaign to preserve radio spectrum for future digital terrestrial services rather than 4G mobile networks by lobbying European Commission vice president Neelie Kroes. EBU president Jean-Paul Philippot and director general Ingrid Deltenre told Kroes that the DTT platform is essential for efficient media delivery, and must be preserved for future generations.