Webinar: DVB-I service discovery and programme metadata

DVB-I is an initiative to develop technical standards for television to be delivered over IP, whether over-the-top or over the internet. DVB-I works with DVB-T (terrestrial), DVB-S (satellite) and DVB-C (cable) broadcast standards so accessing services feels the same whichever delivery channel is used.

DVB-I makes the best use of the different capabilities of each channel:
– People who don’t have broadcast television can still receive services
– Devices that don’t include DVB tuners can still receive services
– New services are possible which wouldn’t be possible on conventional broadcast platforms

There are many separate ways of achieving a hybrid of OTT-delivered and broadcast-delivered content, but they are not necessarily interoperable. DVB aims to solve the interoperability issue, along with the problem of service discovery with DVB-I. As the internet is global, also DVB-I will allow global distribution of programming, whilst still honouring licensing agreements and regulatory requirements.

This webinar from DVB will cover what DVB-I is, the key use cases, it’s current status and the future timeline. The webinar will also look at service discovery, service lists and end by discussing programme metadata.

You can look at the current approved DVB-I standard here.

No need to register! Just go to the link after 12:45 GMT on Wednesday 4th December.

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Speakers

Peter Lanigan Peter Lanigan
Chair of the Commercial Module subgroup CM-I,
DVB
Paul Higgs Paul Higgs
Co-chair of the Technical Module subgroup TM-IPI and leader of the DVB-I Task Force
DVB

Video: DVB – Turning the Ship Around


In this video of the SCTE Autumn Lecture 2018, Chairman of DVB and the EBU’s Head of Distribution, Platforms & Services, Peter MacAvock explains the ways in which DVB, such a successful influence in our move to digital television, is relevant today and is still working to improve television delivery.

Peter starts with some positive news on the the level of TV watching still sustained throughout Europe despite the indisputable rise of Netflix, partly because much of that viewing has migrated to the television set.

There is a discussion of the promise of DVB-C2 which is introduced with a league table pitching the DVB standards as teams against the mighty ‘Shannon United’ football team that can’t be beaten. Find out what score DVB-C2 would have got if it had seen adoption.

In the rest of this talk, discusses the following:

  • The new TV value chain, compared to the old
  • The relevance of the physical layer now that everything is IP
  • 5G TV Deployments
  • What is DVB-I and why is it useful for IP-deployed services?
  • DVB’s USPs

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Speaker

Peter MacAvock Peter MacAvock
Chairman, DVB
Head of Distribution, Platforms & Services, EBU