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DVB-I embraces multicast ABR, LL-DASH for tuner-less delivery

An early flurry of pre-IBC announcements have been teased in the last couple of weeks, none odder than the DVB saying it will demonstrate a new open approach for delivering OTT video. Leaning heavily on multicast ABR, the broadcasting standards body has released its DVB-I specifications supporting low latency video with enhanced service discovery. In a busy week for DVB, the group also announced that TV receivers can now adapt an HDR video signal to the characteristics of the display. Our immediate bone to pick with the organization was whether DVB-I is being positioned as an eventual successor to HbbTV services, which on first glance appears to be the agenda here. It was imperative then to get this clarified and…

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