Stamm @ EPFL Evolution of Digital TV Technology


Dear IEEE Members,

You are cordially invited to the regular Stamm at EPFL.

The agenda is proposed as follow :

- 17:30-17:40 Introduction by Hugo Wyss on A short historical introduction of the notion “Broadcasting” with mention of the IEEE Milestones which are directly related to TV Broadcasting ( the 1912 founded Institute of Radio Engineers was started concurrently with the birth of Radio Broadcasting).

- 17:40-18:20 Talk "Evolution of Digital TV Technology " By Peter Siebert

- 18:20-19:00 Informal discussion in Auditorium & Sushizen

We look forward meeting you at the stamm


  Date and Time




  • Date: 24 Feb 2020
  • Time: 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Bern
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  • Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne
  • Route des Noyerettes,
  • Ecublens, Switzerland
  • Switzerland 1015
  • Building: MED
  • Room Number: Auditorium Palaz

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  • Starts 11 February 2020 12:00 AM
  • Ends 24 February 2020 05:00 AM
  • All times are (UTC+01:00) Bern
  • No Admission Charge


Peter Siebert Peter Siebert


Evolution of Digital TV Technology

Starting with the analogue TV history the presentation will cover how digital television was introduced in Europe starting with the creation of the DVB Project ( in 1993 followed by an overview  on how the technology developed over the last 25 years. Finally IP based video delivery (OTT and IPTV) will be introduced.


Dr. Peter Siebert’s career spans 35 years.  He has held various positions within the Broadcast industry, most recently he was the Executive Director at the DVB Project Office in Geneva, where he was responsible for all organizational and technology related aspects of the DVB.  Prior to this with Siemens AG, he was influential in the design of the end-to-end IPTV and set-top box solution; at SES-ASTRA he was instrumental in the introduction of digital television via satellite for Europe, based on the DVB/MPEG-2 standards; and at Philips Kommunikations AG, he managed digital audio and video transmission. 

His involvement has been on all aspects of audio-video transmission such as video transmission over telecommunication networks (PDH/SDH), satellite and IPTV networks. He was responsible for a number of ETSI specifications in the area of satellite transmission as well as for DVB standards.  He holds several patents for various aspects of audio-visual data transmission.

Dr. Peter Siebert received his M.Sc. degree in 1984 and his Ph.D. degree in 1989 in physics from the University in Frankfurt, Germany.  In addition, he holds a degree in economics from the University in Hagen, Germany and an MBA from the Open University Milton Keynes, UK. He is a Senior IEEE Member and an elected Adcom member of IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS).