German DVB-I project in progress

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Stakeholders representing broadcasters, device manufacturers, software vendors and research companies have announced the launch of the German DVB-I pilot.

In a statement, the consortium, which includes ARD, Dolby, DVB, EBU, Fraunhofer FOKUS, RTL Deutschland, Sofia Digital, Sony, Vestel and ZDF, said the intention was to “develop a common understanding of the functionality and challenges of DVB-I”. ”.

DVB-I was created to allow easy access to video streaming of linear programs over the Internet to provide the same user-friendly experience enjoyed by linear television.

Key features of DVB-I include structured service lists that enable a harmonized user interface, low latency streaming and options for additional services. DVB-I streams can also be combined with conventional satellite, cable and terrestrial broadcasting to provide a hybrid experience.

“With the pilot project, we want to demonstrate a vision for a national market scenario, gain experience with service list aggregation and identify technical gaps and standard requirements,” explained Remo Vogel (rbb ), project manager of DVB-German. I Pilot. “The pilot project has a limited duration and does not include, for the time being, a market roll-out decision in Germany.”

The German DVB-I driver will have an IBC presence on the EBU (10.D21) and DVB (1.B73) stands.

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