With existing digital television standards already ten years old, a one-day conference in London looks at the next steps and the dramatic changes about to take place in digital television delivery.
As debates over analogue switch-off continue, many broadcasters are already looking beyond existing digital standards to new advanced coding schemes that will enable even more channels and high-definition services. A recent study suggests that Europe will have 500 high-definition channels by the end of the decade.
While linear programming will undoubtedly survive, new digital storage and networking devices in the home mean that broadcasters can take nothing for granted. Analysts predict that personal video recorders will change television consumption significantly.
Digital TV: The Next Steps at BAFTA in London on 1 December will bring together experts from across the field to discuss the technologies that will have a transformational effect on the television industry.