Broadband Delivery

DVB-I Service Discovery

Service Discovery and Programme Metadata for DVB-I


DVB-I represents the intersection of linear broadcast television and internet media streaming, offering the possibility for linear television services to be delivered to internet connected devices. The present document defines the mechanisms to be used to find sets of linear television services delivered through broadband or broadcast mechanisms as well as methods to retrieve electronic programme data for those services.


This specification defines the following:

  • signalling of linear TV or radio services and content that are delivered over broadband;
  • access to linear TV services that are delivered by broadband in a way that is consistent with their access to linear TV services delivered by RF-based DVB technologies;
  • the metadata and mechanisms to present electronic programme guides;
  • the integration of linear services delivered by the RF-based DVB tuner and linear services delivered by broadband into a single coherent offering that is accessed through a single consistent UI; and
  • a method for national TV regulators or their representatives, operators and trademark licensors to offer a list of trusted/legitimate/authorized/regulated services.


Verification & Validation

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The original published edition of BlueBook A177 is available here for reference.

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