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NB: SESSION REPORTS SHOULD BE FILED VIA THE WEBSITE HERE. This wiki is only for session ideas.

EDIT THE PAGE USING THE PENCIL ICON ON THE RIGHT. Please DO NOT DELETE the entries already added by others. You will need to Register and login first.

Place new proposals at the end of the page; start by copying the “Example session” below and paste it at the end of the page, replacing its name with the name of your session. Then add your session details as indicated.

NOTE: adding an idea on this page does NOT automatically place it on the unconference agenda. All sessions will need to be pitched during the opening circle on 20 March, and then they can be added to the agenda.

Unconference advice

This video explains how the unconference will work, also including some photos of past events. Keep these four basic guidelines (more detail here) in mind in planning and hosting your session:

  1. Think about the outcome you’d like to achieve with the session;
  2. Decide on a good way to structure the conversation to reach that outcome, ideally keeping it quite focused;
  3. Try to hear from everybody who attends your session at least once;
  4. Take notes openly on a flipchart or whiteboard - this will help for filing your report too.

Sessions that tend to work best are those that share experiences, generate ideas, provide an opportunity to pose questions, and gauge interest on a given topic.

Participants react negatively to sessions that consist mainly of PowerPoint presentations and/or are seen as a sales pitch for a given product or service.


Session ideas

Example session title

  • Your name and company
  • Summary of topic: (A sentence or two describing the session)
  • Session goals: (Describe what you hope to achieve from this session)

DVB-I and Common Media Client Data (CMCD)

  • Jon Piesing, TP Vision
  • Summary of topic: CMCD, the benefits and stakeholders in the context of DVB-I.
  • Session goals: Better understand the broader benefits of CMCD and which stakeholders benefit, both in the general case and in the specific case of DVB-I. Understand what might be needed (e.g. in a DVB-I specification) to enable the use of CMCD with DVB-I linear services.

Lessons for DVB from 5G-MAG Reference Tools

  • Jon Piesing (as TM Chair)
  • Summary of topic: In the DVB Technical Module meeting TM6105, Thomas Stockhammer described how 5G-MAG organises its work on reference tools.
  • Session goals: Identify lessons that DVB could learn from this 5G-MAG work to improve how DVB organises its V&V activities and its sponsoring of open source projects.

DVB Sponsored Live Streams for V&V / Reference

  • Jon Piesing (as TM Chair)
  • Summary of topic: DVB makes V&V (Verification & Validation) on-demand streams available via There have been many inconclusive discussions about making live streams available. Live streams made available by others are helpful but may change or disappear. Previously this stalled in discussions about whether the focus was technical / marketing and managing expectations.
  • Session goals: Create a proposal for what DVB should do and how it should do it.

DVB-I implementers: what do you need?

  • Gordon Maynard (OnScreen Publishing), as moderator of the DVB-I Forum
  • Summary of topic: The DVB-I Forum, running on a Discord server, was set up in November 2022 as a place for DVB-I implementers to post questions, find answers, and provide feedback on the specs. However, despite a healthy level of sign-ups and some valuable discussions, particularly in the early months, activity levels have dropped significantly. This does not reflect the very high levels of interest and activity around DVB-I elsewhere. Perhaps the DVB-I Forum is not (or no longer) necessary, but are there other tools or services that the DVB Project could usefully make available to implementers, via the DVB-I website or elsewhere?
  • Session goals: Review the needs of DVB-I implementers; come up with concrete suggestions or proposals to take to the DVB Project Office and/or the Promotion & Communications Module

DVB-SIS V&V (Verification & Validation)

  • Dusan Statelov - MAINDATA, Ralph Edeine - EUTELSAT
  • Summary of topic: Thanks to the last year's DVB World DVB-SIS unconference session Eutelsat took responsibility for missing V&V. Current participants are Eutelsat, TDF, Towercast, Enensys, MAINDATA. Since adoption of standard it is first time when compliancy CSG and DSA from different manufacturers were reached.
  • Session goals: Enhance DVB-SIS standard: investigate whether further DVB-SIS work should be taken over by the DVB working groups on satellite (rather than the terrestrial group) as proposed by Eutelsat and ESA, fix errors and enhance the “hard to read” standard, and eventually work out implementation guidelines. Investigate creation of official DVB web page showing solutions that passed V&V testing, (as has been done with the DVB-I directory).

DVB-I and HbbTV Op Apps - the best of friends?

  • Raj Patel, Yotta Media and Gordon Maynard, OnScreen Publishing
  • Summary of topic: For platform operators planning to go hybrid it may look like a choice between DVB-I and an HbbTV Operator Application - but can you use both? Op App expert Raj Patel and DVB-I veteran Gordon Maynard will lead a discussion on the pros and cons of each approach and explore how the two standards can work together.
  • Session goals: Share knowledge of the requirements which platform operators will have for hybrid broadcasting and map out out these can be met using DVB-I, Op Apps or a combination of the two.

DVB-I Common Profile & Common Test Environment – next steps

  • Jim Higgins (Saorview), Remo Vogel & Klaus Merkel (RBB), Stefano Braghieri (RTI Mediaset)
  • Summary of topic: We want to discuss the state of the DVB-I Common Profile and the next steps to make it a more helpful document. We would cover a proposed Common Test Environment; Common Profile V1 and DVB-I spec R5; Introduction to new required Features
  • Session goals: The aims include 1) to gather feedback in order to continue DVB-I activities, avoiding market fragmentation; 2) Common Profile V2, can we make any improvement in the style of content in the CP?; 3) Feedback on new required Features

What is a DVB-I service? And what isn't?

  • Elfed Howells (Huawei)
  • Summary of topic: Broadcasters and operators are launching “DVB-I services” around the world, but what does that mean and which parts of the DVB/DVB-I specifications need to be implemented to qualify it as a “real” DVB-I service?
  • Session goals: The session aims to define how much or how little of the DVB specifications need to followed to make it a “DVB Service”. • Is a HLS or private-data-only service a DVB-I service? • What about services that only uses the DVB-I extensibility mechanisms? • What about services that use ATSC or ISDB-T or other broadcast specifications? • Does a DVB-I service need to follow the audio and video codec specs and profiles? ••• We will discuss the need to define DVB-I Service profiles to convey what parts of the specs are or aren’t followed. We will also discuss if services that merely consist of a service list entry (but do not follow other parts of the DVB specs) are DVB-I services at all. Finally we will consider if the “DVB-I service” label has value and if so how it should be used by service providers.

Volumetric Video - beyond the rectangle

  • Paul Higgs, Huawei & VV Study Mission Chair; Ralf Schaefer, Interdigital
  • Summary of topic: An introduction to the DVB Study Mission Report on Volumetric and a few speakers giving their perspectives the potential consumer offering and technology.
  • Session goals: Gather ideas from participants on the role that Volumetric Video (interactive non-flat content) could have in future consumer oriented service offerings and what role that standards should play- and when!

DVB-NIP: How to ensure Content Protection for unconnected receivers?

  • Régis Moulin - EUTELSAT
  • Summary of topic: Next Generation Broadcast TV is converging to IP-based standards. How can an IP-based content protection solution be integrated into broadcast-only usages, as standardized by DVB-NIP? How to reuse existing DRM solutions to protect Live and Pushed content distributed over broadcast to Direct-To-Home receivers not connected to a broadband network?
  • Session goals: Gather the providers of content protection solutions in order to reach the last mile to make DVB-NIP a solution for the PayTV bouquets operating in the areas without broadband access.

ADB2 is Coming To Market

  • Jason Patton (Verance)
  • Summary of topic: DVB Targeted Advertising (TA) using watermarking and interactive experiences powered by the HbbTV ADB2 watermarking standard is coming to market. Session will review the first examples of the first television devices coming to market that detect the ADB2 watermark and what real world examples are possible and what experiences are on the horizon (examples being considered in Germany and France). The presentation will focus on how TA and interactivity can reach more homes in scenarios where traditional broadcast signalling is unavailable, such as when TVs are connected to legacy set-top boxes via HDMI. Looking at how this technology operates seamlessly across the TV ecosystem and how watermarking solutions benefit broadcasters, operators, and TV manufacturers.
  • Session goals: Talk + Q&A + Discussion

DVB-NIP: How to achieve a successful market introduction and commercialization?

  • Thomas Wrede - Technology Vision Consulting (representing SES)
  • Summary of topic: The DVB-NIP standard facilitates the integration of broadcast and OTT technologies into an efficient IP media delivery via terrestrial and satellite distribution. However, in most world markets it will compete with existing established distribution topologies and end-user equipment. What shall DVB and its members do to support a successful market introduction of DVB-NIP? What will be its key markets and end-user services?
  • Session goals: Identify end-user services and markets where DVB-NIP will deliver a tangible unique selling proposition. Discuss what needs to happen for respective services to be successful and what actions DVB and its members should take.

Bring DVB-I accessibility signalling to the market

  • Andreas Tai - Südwestrundfunk (SWR) / ARD
  • Summary of topic: Rev.6 of DVB-I and the update of the TV-Anytime specification will introduce a new metadata structure to signal accessibility services and apps. As the publication of the specifications is upcoming: What can we do to foster market adoption?
  • Session goals:
    • Brainstorm ideas.
    • List activities like pilots, implementation guidelines, user tests…
    • Documenting options for synchronization and coordination.

DVB-I: Room for regulation

  • William Cooper / Service List Registry

This non-technical session is aimed at those involved in current and prospective deployments of DVB-I, national regulators, and anyone with an interest in the practical, commercial, and political implications.

  • Summary of topics
    • What can DVB-I offer media regulators and what do service providers want from regulation?
    • How can DVB-I support appropriate prominence and attributable provenance for providers of public media services?
    • DVB-I includes provision for regulated service lists but how should these be approved, deployed, and maintained?
    • What are the prospects for a consistent regulatory approach across Europe and beyond?
    • Other suggested talking points welcome
  • Summary of session goals
    • Understand the respective priorities of national and regional regulators and media providers.
    • Identify any gaps in current provisions and specifications.
    • Discover what will required for pilots and trials to achieve regulatory recognition.
    • Appreciate the importance of regulation to the market adoption of DVB-I.

DVB-I: use the Postcode for extended personalization of service lists, including DVB-C networks and even individuals

  • Alexander Leschinsky, G&L Geißendörfer & Leschinsky GmbH
  • Caveat: this is a post “Beer, Bites, and Banter” entry
  • Summary of Topics
  • Interpreting “Postcode” strictly clashes with the reality of many service mappings per ZIP code, for instance multiple medium, small, and tiny cable network or house network providers, or with individual preferences for selection and ordering of services
  • A broader definition of “Postcode”, however, might include companies or even individuals. From Wikipedia: “Although postal codes are usually assigned to geographical areas, special codes are sometimes assigned to individual addresses or to institutions”
  • Using e.g. prefixes, postcodes for areas, companies, and individuals could be differentiated
  • “no prefix” could be the default, “c” could be the prefix for companies, “i” for individuals
  • In a country with five digit postcodes, no prefix could be the default, meaning actual physical area
  • In addition to just using digits, you could use an extended set of characters, consisting of digits 0..9, minuscules a..z, majuscules A..Z, with a total of 62 possible characters, a sequence of five characters is enough to encode 900+ million values
  • A regulator could define default areas based on the actual postcode
  • Companies could get the opportunity to define their own “c”-postcodes, completely based on their own internal logic. They could apply for a certain subset of available values, similar to applying for an ASN in IP space. Depending on their customer size, revenue, or some other characteristic, they could be allowed to secure 1, 10, 100, or 1000 “c”-postcodes.
  • A platform could provide the opportunity for individuals to create their own service list, assigning each with an “i”-postcode
  • This way, central authorities could create the default set of lists, based on real postcodes. This selection is based on general assumptions what would be the right subset and ordering for the majority of people in a certain area.
  • Companies like cable networks could add their own set of lists and communicate them to their customers. This could make specific selection and ordering decisions by the company available to their customers.
  • Individuals interested in special subsets or special ordering could create their own versions.
  • Device manufacturers would not have to change anything about the DVB-I implementation
  • Summary of the Session goals:
  • Gather a list of issues that arise from the narrow interpretation of the concept “Postcode”
  • Apply the extended interpretation of the concept “Postcode”, allowing companies and individuals along the default segmentation based on regional areas
  • For each issue, check if the extended “Postcode” concept solves it
  • If unsolved issues remain, try to refine the extended concept

DVB vs. 3GPP - a never-ending story

  • Thomas Stockhammer, Qualcomm

Summary of Topics

  • 3GPP has entered domains that are overlapping with DVB topics, including unicast, broadcast, multicast, satellite, FWA, etc. At the same time, 3GPP is organized differently, and once in a while there is frustration.
  • this is not primarily about identifying detailed technical aspects, but addresses much more the mode of potential collaboration.
  • 3GPP is global, 3GPP works on releases, and so on.

Session Goals

  • tbd


  • it was not possible to find a slot where this could be added, so please approach me offline if you have any comments

DVB, DASH-IF and SVTA - towards a global Internet-based Media delivery

  • Thomas Stockhammer, Qualcomm

Summary of Topics

  • DASH-IF is about to merge with SVTA. There is a believe that combining efforts will significantly increase the impact of the organizations towards global deployments
  • DVB was considered to be added to the collaboration at some point, but the topic was deferred. It is clear that any such organizational changes may see pushback in DVB.
  • Question would be what DVB would bring to such merged organization and how DVB stakeholders could benefit from such an organization.

Session Goals

  • Provide an overview of the activities in DASH-IF, DVB, and SVTA on Internet Delivery
  • Identify common and complementary topics look at organizational topics
  • Create a vision on what such a joint organization would bring to the industry
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