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DVB recommends new group to oversee energy efficiency in new specifications

The DVB has revealed that its study mission on energy-aware service delivery and consumption has delivered its final report, the central recommendation of which is to create “a dedicated working group that will help to ensure energy efficiency is taken into account in the future development of DVB specifications”.

The study mission on energy-aware service delivery and consumption (EADC) was launched in September 2022, recognising the increasingly urgent need to address the climate crisis. It was tasked with reviewing and analysing how relevant energy-related aspects could be taken into consideration in DVB systems.

The DVB said that based on the report’s recommendations, “a new subgroup of the DVB Commercial Module – CM-EE – will work transversally to ensure energy efficiency is considered when developing new commercial requirements. The report recommends that the group should use a light-touch process, using guidance and suggestions supported by reasoned argument. The group’s terms of reference will be formulated and approved over the coming months.”

Initial work is likely to consider the four use cases identified in the report:

  1. Common energy-consumption measurement
  2. Energy-consumption exposure
  3. Energy consumption as a criterion for video source or quality selection
  4. Modernisation or introduction of more energy-efficient technologies

The EADC study mission was led by Julien Lemotheux (Orange) and Erik Reinhard (InterDigital) who will both oversee the initial meetings of the CM-EE group, during which a group chair will be elected, the DVB said.