Licensors

DVB-S2 LICENSORS

The following entities own one or more of the licensed patents:

DTVG Licensing, Inc. owns a world-class portfolio of patents directed to DVB and other essential standardized technologies. 

Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI) is the Italian public broadcaster for radio and television over the air, via satellite and cable, or any other means. It provides program production and network operation for three national analog television channels broadcast in VHF/UHF bands. These programs are rebroadcast in digital format by satellite and in two terrestrial bouquets, including a growing number of thematic channels in the clear. RAI also provides production and network operation for three radio channels, broadcast in MW and FM, and international radio programs in SW.

The European Space Agency (ESA) is an intergovernmental organization, with 19 member states, set up to provide for and to promote, for exclusively peaceful purposes, cooperation among European states in space research and technology and their space applications. ESA draws up a European space plan and has the task of carrying it out. Its activities span the fields of space science, Earth observation, telecommunications, satellite navigation, human spaceflight, microgravity research, exploration and space transportation systems. ESA has its headquarters in Paris, France, with establishments in The Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain; a launch base in Kourou, French Guiana; and offices in Washington, Moscow, and Brussels.

DVB-T2

DVB-T2 is a digital terrestrial transmission specification developed by the DVB Project. It is the most advanced such specification in the world and introduces the latest modulation and coding (and demodulation and decoding) techniques to enable highly efficient use of valuable terrestrial spectrum for the delivery of audio, video and data services to fixed, portable and mobile devices. DVB-T2 is not designed to replace DVB-T; rather the two standards will coexist in many markets for many years. Much of the intellectual property essential to the DVB-S2 standard is also essential to the DVB-T2 standard.

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DVB-C2

In 2007, a study mission of the DVB Project identified some possible technologies which could be considered as alternatives for improving the existing DVB-C standard. The 57th meeting of the DVB Steering Board has now approved the DVB-C2 Commercial Requirements and a Call for Technologies for DVB-C2. IPR essential to DVB-S2 is likely to be incorporated into the DVB-C2 standard.

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