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DVB adds VVC to media delivery toolbox

DVB has revised its DVB-AVC specification to include VVC

DVB Project has become the first standards body of its kind to add the new Versatile Video Coding (VVC) to its core specification for the use of video and audio coding in broadcast and broadband applications.

According to the organisation, the addition of VVC (H.266), with further codecs set to follow, ensures that DVB continues to provide a comprehensive and flexible toolbox for the delivery of next generation television services via broadcast and broadband.

DVB has revised its DVB-AVC specification to include VVC, which is available here.

The VVC standard was first finalised by Fraunhofer HHI in July 2020. It maintains the visual quality of the current H.265 codec, also known as High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC), but the file size is will be about 50 per cent smaller.

That means the codec is able to efficiently transport high-resolution content, such as 4K or 8K media, through mobile networks. It also supports HDR content and 360-degree videos.