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DVB pours clear water between DVB-I and HbbTV

The DVB has now formally ratified the DVB-I standard for broadcast over IP that we previewed back in July ahead of pre-announcements at IBC. As we observed then, that was one of a spate of DVB announcements for IBC but it was the focal point, bringing together the three key ingredients for IP streaming, multicast ABR delivery, low latency and enhanced service discovery. It was the latter that DVB made most of in positioning DVB-I as a long-awaited fix for delivery of linear TV over IP. More specifically, the DVB placed the new specification as the technology required to bring linear TV over the internet up to the standard of traditional broadcast in terms of both video quality and user…

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