IBC 2012 – AMSTERDAM. The Digital TV Group is to make its connected TV specification available to the industry as a whole.
The group says it will submit D-Book 7 Part B for inclusion in the pan-European HbbTV 2.0 specification. It says the move is in line with the DTG’s commitment to international harmonisation of connected TV standards.
Earlier this week Freesat became the first UK platform to adopt HbbTV as part of its free time EPG.
“D-Book 7 Part B reflects over three years of critical industry collaboration to meet the UK requirements for connected TV. The publication of Part B will not only ensure world leading services for UK consumers but demonstrates our continued commitment to the harmonisation of standards across the European Union and the rest of the world.” said DTG Director General, Richard Lindsay-Davies,
D-Book 7 Part B extends the interoperability guidelines in D-Book Part A (the technical specification for Freeview HD) into the Connected TV world and defines the critical interoperable coexistence of broadcast and broadband services and devices. OIPF, ETSI (incorporating HbbTV) and ISO/IEC (MPEG-DASH) standards are also included with extensions as appropriate for the UK market.
D-Book 7 Part B will be published on the DTG’s website in September.