The DTG has released D-Book 12.7, the latest version of the universally-deployed standard in UK Digital Television.
The annual publication is produced in partnership with the industry, and is based on International Standards. It ensures interoperability across the chain from broadcaster to viewer, enabling manufacturers and service providers to deliver high-quality products and content to market with confidence, said the DTG.
The D-Book’s set of technical specifications underpins Freeview Play, Freesat, BT TV, Now, TalkTalk TV and YouView.
D-Book 12.7 supports the current DTT platform, updated following the closure of the UK’s only Single Frequency Network, COM7, on channel 55 and further revises the receiver profiles to reflect the HD HbbTV baseline for all UK receivers.
Simon Fell, chairman, DTG, said, “We’re delighted to continue delivering the only technical standard universally deployed in UK televisions. The D-Book is a great example of industry uniting and working together to produce a single specification that provides viewers with a reliable, resilient, seamless experience. In a fragmented market, it has never been more important.
“As the UK faces economic challenges and strained home finances, digital television remains an essential part of society for education, news and even companionship. It is critical that, as an industry, we protect it.”
D-Book 12.7 is available for DTG members to download here.