The Digital TV Group (DTG) has published the first status update of the government-backed Future of Innovation in Television Technology (FITT) Taskforce.

Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, Ed Vaizey announced the publication of the update in his keynote speech to delegates at the DTG’s annual summit this week.

He listed the main challenges facing the taskforce: “First, the demand for spectrum capacity from mobile broadband.

“Second, the speed of technological innovation; and third, the need to understand how consumers interact with new technologies. And finally, partnerships like the DTG are absolutely critical.”

The DTG said FITT, which was launched in September last year by Vaizey, aims to define the measures that should be implemented to leverage the UK’s track record of innovation within television technology.

FITT and DTG chairman Dr David Docherty said: “The UK is a world leader in digital television and interactive media.

“But to stay at the forefront of innovation we need world-class collaboration between policy-makers, the television industry in its broadest sense, and universities.

“The Future of Innovation in Television Technology Taskforce is a fantastic example of how everyone can work together to achieve growth both for the sector and for the UK.”