Channels wanting to join the Service List Registry will be able to sign up to a pilot programme during IBC 2022 (Amsterdam, September 9-12).
Based on the open DVB-I standard, the SLR database enables compatible displays, devices and applications to discover and access audiovisual services across multiple networks, including fixed and wireless internet connections and conventional cable, satellite and terrestrial transmissions.
The Service List Registry is designed to allow viewers to access their favourite channels, while discovering new ones within a cross-platform EPG.
The registry ensures prominence of programming from traditional national and regional broadcasters, together with international, premium, and special interest services. It supports free and subscription models across conventional channels and on-demand applications.
“We received a very positive response to the launch of the SLR platform earlier this year,” said Dr William Cooper, the Chief Executive of the Service List Registry. “We welcome the participation of interested parties and look forward to working with them.”
The Pilot Programme will bring together regulators, broadcasters, service providers, device manufacturers and application developers to evaluate the service discovery platform as part of their trials of the DVB-I standard.
The Service List Registry will be available to early adopters free of charge during the pilot phase, subject to terms and conditions.