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DVB adds AVS3 codec to core specification

The DVB Project has added the AVS3 codec to its core specification for the use of video and audio coding in broadcast and broadband applications. This follows the addition of VVC earlier this year and marks the first time DVB has added a codec from the Audio and Video Coding Standard Workgroup of China, underlining DVB’s truly global footprint.

A new revision of the DVB-AVC specification has been approved by the DVB Steering Board and is available now as DVB BlueBook A001r20.

The addition of new codecs ensures that DVB continues to provide the world’s most comprehensive and flexible toolbox for the delivery of next generation television services, covering an increasingly diverse global market. These new video codecs are important enablers of enhanced experiences for broadcast and broadband, like 8K, as well as for accelerating the adoption of 4K UHD.

Having completed the specification on schedule, DVB’s TM-AVC group is now preparing reference streams that implementers can use for verification and validation (V&V). Work continues on the AV1 video codec, as specified by the Alliance for Open Media.

An update to the DVB-DASH specification, including the addition of the VVC and AVS3 video codecs, was also approved by the DVB Steering Board this week. A revision of BlueBook A168 will follow shortly. Digital TV News

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