The Digital Video Broadcasting Project is an industry-led consortium committed to design globally accepted open standards for digital video broadcasting (DVB) and related data services. The DVB Project started in 1993 as a European project. Nowadays, it has a membership of over 270 broadcasters, manufacturers, network operators, software developers, regulatory bodies and others from over 35 countries from all over the world.
The DVB standards, are based on the ISO MPEG-2 specification, but extend this to specify specific types of transmissions (such as cable, terrestrial or satellite transmission) and services that may run on top of the MPEG-2 transport stream.
DVB standards are published by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).