BBC report recommends lowering picture quality on Freeview

A report by Deloitte for the BBC Trust into efficiency of spectrum use has stated that, in addition to more efficient coding and multiplexing, changes in modulation from 16QAM to 64QAM and future adoption of new technologies such as DVB-T2 and MPEG-4, efficiency improvements in the BBCs Freeview multiplexes over the next five years can . . . → Read More: BBC report recommends lowering picture quality on Freeview

Digital Dividend Review statement

Ofcom has issued a statement setting out what it describes as one of the most important decisions we have ever made: how to award the spectrum freed up by digital switchover, the digital dividend, for new users. The decision matters because the spectrum to be freed up is exceptional in that it can readily be . . . → Read More: Digital Dividend Review statement

Stat-muxing over several channels (or how HDTV might be coming to Freeview)

While we’re all eagerly awaiting OfCom’s expected announcement next month of an ambitious migration path that would transition Freeview from the current DVB-T transmission standard using MPEG-2 compression to the newer DVB-T2 and MPEG-4 standards by 2009, starting with a single multiplex, here’s some more news for those of us for whom HDTV on Freeview . . . → Read More: Stat-muxing over several channels (or how HDTV might be coming to Freeview)

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