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Sisvel Announces Progress in the Formation of the DVB-T2 Patent Pool

Amsterdam (The Netherlands), September 10, 2009

On the occasion of IBC2009 and ETSI approving the specification for the DVB-T2 Standard (ETSI EN 302 755), the most advanced technology for broadcasting digital TV on terrestrial networks, Sisvel announces that it has been coordinating meetings among owners of patent rights that have been evaluated as essential to the DVB-T2 standard by independent experts.

The companies participating in these meetings are leading broadcasters, network operators, consumer electronics companies, R&D centers, as well as service providers and include: the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), DTVG Licensing (a subsidiary of DIRECTV), ETRI, Orange (formerly France Telecom), TDF, LG Electronics, Nokia, Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI), Samsung, SIDSA, and Telecom Bretagne.

The objective of this initiative is to establish a patent pool to make the DVB-T2 technology accessible to all users on fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory terms and conditions.

SISVEL is happy to report that the patent owners have already agreed on the following principles for the structure of a DVB-T2 patent pool:

  • No use fee for DVB-T2 broadcasting
  • A royalty rate not exceeding 1 Euro per standard DVB-T2 television set or set top box. Early adoption and volume-based incentives are being considered

If in the future the DVB-T2 standard is implemented in additional product categories, the patent owners will discuss and decide an appropriate royalty schedule for such products.

Nick Wells, chair of the DVB-T2 working group, said "This early patent pooling initiative is widely supported in order to give certainty and confidence to countries and organizations considering the adoption of the new DVB-T2 standard for new digital TV services. I am very pleased with the progress that the patent owners have been able to achieve under the coordination of SISVEL and I hope and expect that our efforts will lead to the early and wide adoption of the DVB-T2 standard to the benefit of consumers and broadcasters".

SISVEL will have representatives attending the forthcoming IBC2009 in Amsterdam, from 10th to 14th September 2009. To schedule a meeting with one of our representatives at the show please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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