About DVB-S2X

The DVB-S2X standard, as defined in ETSI EN 302 307 part 2, is an extension of the DVB-S2 standard which was published more than 10 years ago. Thanks to several additional technologies and features, the DVB-S2X standard offers improved performance for both professional applications and for Direct-To-Home services.

Patent Owners

The DVB-S2X patents licensed by Sisvel are owned by:

  • DTVG Licensing, LLC

  • Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e. V.

  • Hughes Network Systems, LLC

  • RAI – Radiotelevisione Italiana S.p.A.

  • Sony Corporation*

  • ST Engineering iDirect (Europe) CY N.V. (formerly Newtec Cy N.V.)

  • The European Space Agency (ESA)

  • WORK Microwave GmbH

* Sisvel's rights to grant sublicences under Sony’s patents for DVB-S2X Consumer Products exclude Standalone Displays. For any additional information on the definition of Standalone Displays, please refer to the "Licence Terms".

Patents

Sisvel has the right to grant non-exclusive licences under the patents listed in the documentation provided via the below link.

The table in this document allows interested parties to understand how the SEPs offered under the DVB-S2X are utilised by products complying to such standard and, to this end, indicates relevant standard, versions of the standard and sections of the standard, in relation to the DVB-S2X offer.

DVB-S2X Patent Technical Coverage

DVB-S2X Patent call

Sisvel is organising this licensing programme to make DVB-S2X technology accessible to all users on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms and conditions.

Sisvel invites all parties that have patents or patent applications they believe to be essential to the DVB-S2X standard to submit their patent(s) and application(s) for an evaluation of essentiality by the independent patent experts indicated by Sisvel.

Licence Terms

Sisvel offers a royalty-bearing, non-transferable, non-assignable, non-exclusive licence, with no right to grant sublicences, to patents essential to the DVB-S2X standard (adopted by ETSI as formally specified in the ETSI document EN 302 307 Part 2).

The DVB-S2X Portfolio Licence Agreement offered by Sisvel covers any Consumer and/or Professional product implementing a DVB-S2X encoding or decoding functionality.

The DVB-S2X Portfolio Licence Agreement does not cover transport streams or audio or video coding specifications that may be referenced in such ETSI document.

The DVB- S2X Portfolio licence has a non-refundable entrance fee of 3,000.00 Euros and the royalty rates are as follows:

Type of Licensed Product

Royalty Rate per unit

Licensed Consumer Products

0.50 € (fifty Euro cents)

Licensed Professional Products*

15.00 € (fifteen Euros)

* For professional products having a sales price equal to or greater than €800 (or if a product is sold in a currency other than euro, the equivalent value of €800 in that currency will be considered), the above royalty rates for Licensed Professional Products are applied; while for professional products having a sales price less than €800, the above royalty rates for Licensed Consumer Products are applied.

Royalty statements and payments for royalties accrued during each calendar quarter are due within one month after the end of that quarter.

* Sisvel's rights to grant sublicences under Sony’s patents for DVB-S2X Consumer Products exclude Standalone Displays.

“Standalone display” shall mean a standalone television or monitor designed primarily for consumer use, regardless of who purchases the device (whether an individual or an enterprise, and including, for clarity, enterprise versions of devices sold to mass market consumers without substantial customisation for specialised or niche enterprise markets), with a direct view display, designed or adapted to provide visual presentation of video, alphanumeric and/or graphic information transmitted over terrestrial broadcast, cable, internet protocol, and/or satellite television systems, and/or from an external set top box, computer, gaming console, character generator or other similar types of equipment, including all Components that are incorporated into such standalone televisions and monitors solely to the extent such Components are actually incorporated therein. “Standalone Display” shall not include vehicular displays. “Standalone Display” shall also include displays with secondary integrated computing capability (e.g. “Smart TVs”) and any separate device sold with such standalone television or monitor with an integral capability to receive, process/decode, and display content contained in compressed digital audio and/or video signals (e.g. MPEG-2, HEVC, AVC, MP3) over broadcast, cablecast, satellite, internet or similar communications systems from a geographically remote source (excluding short range connections, such as VGA, DVI, HDMI or DisplayPort). “Standalone Display” shall exclude any wearable device, mobile phone, smartphone, or portable media player or gaming device, and/or any desktop, tablet, laptop, or notebook computer.

Our standard DVB-S2X Patent Portfolio Licence Agreement for Consumer and Professional Products can be found here.

List of licensees

Company

Country

Appear AS

NORWAY

ASAT Co., Ltd.

KOREA

Axing AG

SWITZERLAND

Comtech Satellite Network Technologies, Inc.

USA

Datum Systems, Inc.

USA

DekTec Digital Video B.V.

NETHERLANDS

Dexin Digital Technology Corp. Ltd.

CHINA

Digital Devices GmbH

GERMANY

Edision Hellas Ltd

GREECE

Enensys Technologies SA

FRANCE

Forsway Scandinavia AB

SWEDEN

Fujian Satlink Electronics Co., Ltd.

CHINA

GatesAir S.r.l.

ITALY

GatesAir, Inc.

USA

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.

ISRAEL

Harmonic, Inc.

USA

Impex-Sat GmbH & Co. KG

GERMANY

MK Systems USA Inc.

USA

Novelsat Ltd.

ISRAEL

RF-Tuote Oy

FINLAND

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG

GERMANY

Synamedia Limited

UNITED KINGDOM

TBS GmbH

GERMANY

Teleste Corporation

FINLAND

Televés S.A.U.

SPAIN

Wilhelm Sihn jr. GmbH & Co. KG

GERMANY

WORK Microwave GmbH

GERMANY

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