DVB Demos 2020

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This FREE online event on Thursday 26 November will provide an opportunity to learn about the benefits of DVB’s newest generation of internet-centric specifications directly from the companies that are implementing them.

The event will consist of a live stream – available on this page – featuring a series of short technology demonstrations, coupled with an opportunity to join each exhibitor later in their own private online meeting room.

Registration is required only for the afternoon session.


Exhibitors



The Demos

Click for information on what each exhibitor will be demonstrating.

We will publish a full schedule ahead of the event.

ATEME will showcase its encoding and packaging platform TITAN, enabling delivery of end-to-end DVB-DASH services with a latency and quality aligned with traditional broadcast.

Headend

  • HEVC encoding at various resolutions and bit rates
  • CMAF packaging, including low-latency support and generation of a DVB-DASH service in addition to HLS

Delivery

  • Low-latency push to the origin server (ATEME, Akamai)
  • HTTP chunk transfer encoding

Player

  • Support in a wide range of players (Akamai, Dash.js, Shaka player, GPAC)

ATEME is a Member of the DVB Project.

Broadpeak will showcase its multicast ABR solution called nanoCDN. It is composed of the DVB-MABR server (Broadpeak Transcaster) and the DVB-MABR gateway function (Broadpeak nanoCDN agent).

In this demo, the DVB-MABR multicast server is fed with a DVB-DASH low-latency stream. The content is transported over multicast to the DVB-MABR multicast gateways. The gateways serve the same DVB-DASH low-latency stream to the consumer devices. Playback can be done on any device or player that supports DASH with low latency.

The solution relies on the Broadpeak multicast transport protocol MSYNC. It is implemented in more than 100 different physical boxes and deployed in 15+ networks around the world. Transport using the FLUTE protocol is on the roadmap.

Broadpeak is proud to contribute to the DVB-MABR standardization effort as an early inventor of multicast ABR technology, sharing our unique experience from five years of development and serving several millions of end users every day.

Broadpeak is a Member of the DVB Project.

Dolby will show how DVB-I fast-tracks launch of enhanced audio video services for immersive and personalized experiences, giving broadcasters opportunities to innovate new service enhancements more rapidly and with lower investment. 

This demonstration will highlight:

  • opportunities to use the DVB-I and DVB-DASH specifications to deliver enhanced-quality linear services with UHD video and full immersive audio, using Dolby AC-4 technology;
  • opportunities for greater service personalization and wider accessibility, such as provision of Dialogue Enhancement to aid intelligibility for all.

The demonstration will include a linear UHD streaming service with AC-4 NGA audio that is discoverable via the DVB-I service list on a DVB-I connected TV. It will be developed in partnership with TV manufacturers and other members of the DVB community and can, for example, make use of the DVB-I reference application.

Dolby is a Member of the DVB Project.

DTVKit will demonstrate how its DVB core components have been integrated into RDK, offering full DVB broadcast support on the RDK software platform that is used by leading video and broadband service providers around the globe. 

This demo will show an RDK reference board, acting as a server, with another set-top box as a network client. The server is running the RDK 4.0 build with the DTVKit DVB stack integrated.

The client device has multiple tuners; for this demonstration DVB-S will be used. The integration has been performed in such a way as to minimise changes to the existing RDK software.

The demonstration will show the capability to discover, select and playback DTH services, as well as receive and navigate programme information, now/next information, and the full EPG data that is available from broadcast DTH services.

ENENSYS Technologies presents two solutions: scalable low-latency video streaming over IP networks using DVB-MABR; and the DVB-TA-ready AdsReach, for accurate synchronization of targeted advertising with broadcast services. 

Multicast

The ENENSYS Technologies live streaming solution enables the roll-out of scalable low-latency video services over IP networks, which integrate within a future-proof, open and flexible ecosystem thanks to DVB-MABR.

The demo will show the MediaCast broadband controller along with the CubeAgent multicast gateway, both DVB-MABR compliant. Along with the user interface for the controller, delivery on both tablets and connected TVs will be demonstrated, along with interoperability with third-party gateways.

Targeted Advertising

The AdsReach solution enables accurate synchronization of targeted advertising with broadcast services (banners and dynamic ad insertion). The demo will show how HbbTV and DVB-TA signalling can be added to existing headends, leveraging an HbbTV SDK running on commercial TV sets.

Various targeted content use cases will be shown, including the use of streamEvent reception on the TV set and live ad tracking.

Enensys Technologies is a Member of the DVB Project.

Google

Google will demonstrate a hybrid platform based on Android TV using the Google common broadcast stack along with other Android TV features.

More details coming soon!

Google is a Member of the DVB Project.

Harmonic will showcase how its VOS360 platform integrates into a full IP DVB-I environment. Our Targeted Ad Insertion solution offers an end-to-end OTT workflow from the playout to the player in DVB-DASH with low latency for enhanced viewing experiences on every screen.

This demonstration will have two parts:

  • End to end workflow for a Targeted Ad Insertion OTT solution running on a SaaS mode (VOS360 ), from the playout to the OTT client.
  • A preview of Harmonic’s solution for Targeted Ad Insertion in a low-latency DVB-DASH workflow.

Harmonic is a Member of the DVB Project.

Kineton will demonstrate how DVB-I is the perfect standard to lead the past and current generation of technology towards a new way of understanding and doing television. 

Kineton will showcase its demo built on a high-level technology stack; this new platform will enable all kinds of broadcasters to craft their own service lists with minimal effort, and to provide them to all compatible clients.

This platform will allow broadcaster to create, edit and validate service lists in the blink of an eye; it will perform all the necessary checks to ensure that the service lists created will be standards-compliant and free of imperfections.

Kineton is a Member of the DVB Project.

OnScreen Publishing will show how DVB-I provides a way to create the broadcast TV experience using hybrid delivery and across a wide range of devices, and is a key enabler of a ‘whole home’ viewing system.

This demonstration starts with OnScreen Publishing’s DVB-I metadata manager and generator, which can deliver Service Registries, Service Lists and Content Guides.

It will also show the company’s DVB-I client apps in two families: the first built on HTML/JavaScript for HbbTV and Apple/Android tablets and mobiles, the second written in Swift with versions available for iPhone, iPad and Apple TV. These apps support a wide range of DVB-I features including service list discovery, service lists, instance selection, regionalisation, content guides and multi-language working.

The OTT Broadcast (OTT-B) consortium will demonstrate the integration of different modern DVB standards into the OTT-B service distribution ecosystem for playback on any off-the-shelf non-DVB standard device using a smart gateway (SmartCast) device called LEAF.

Using DVB-I as a master ingest format, the channel metadata and feeds will be adapted to OTT-B and distributed over existing infrastructure using cable (DOCSIS/GPON), satellite (Astra 19.2E) and terrestrial (ATSC3.0/DVB-T2).

The content distribution format will use a variant of DVB-MABR based on low-latency HLS using HTTP/3, TLS1.3 and QUIC, combined with an updated ROUTE profile for transport over satellite and terrestrial using both DVB-GSE and ATSC3.0 ALP.

The transceiver will be the smart gateway device called LEAF, that will announce the media services on the local network to be automatically discovered, bootstrapped and, in standard unicast, playback the media on any standard device like a tablet, smartphone, laptop, TV, set-top box or smart speaker using a lightweight client.

Key parts of the demo platform

  • The backend infrastructure is implemented as part of the Copenhagen testbed of OTT-B involving OTT-B co-founder Open Channel, mediathand and Aalborg University of Copenhagen (terrestrial transmitters and receivers)
  • Also includes an uplink teleport for Astra 19.2E located at SES in Luxemburg
  • Feeds from France 24 HD live linear and VoD
  • HTTP/3 multicast server (custom made and inspired by the work done in DVB already)
  • ROUTE server (by Strategy & Technology Ltd (S&T) customized to support LL-HLS delivery inspired by DVB-MABR)  

SES will show how DVB-I can bring together today’s and tomorrow’s DTH satellite in a seamless user experience.

More details coming soon!

SES is a Member of the DVB Project.

Sofia Digital will demonstrate the DVB-I reference client that it developed on behalf of the DVB Project to help accelerate deployment of DVB-I services.

The DVB-I Reference Client is an open source project developed by Sofia Digital together with the DVB Project to demonstrate and validate different aspects the DVB-I service discovery and metadata specification while offering an example of how the client could look. 

The client and its associated backend part brings together service list registries, service lists, services and service instances. It includes multi-language support, TV-Anytime schedule data and DRM examples.

TP Vision

TPV Technology will show a prototype integration of DVB-I service discovery and playback into a production TV set including the full user journey starting from installation, demonstrating an integrated DVB-I terrestrial/DASH service offering.

Building on the work done for the DVB-I demo on the DVB booth at IBC2019, this demo will show native support for DVB-I service discovery and service playback integrated into prototype software running on a production 2020 Philips Android TV. It will include the full user journey starting from installation.

Features include:

  • discovery of DVB-I service offerings from a local service list registry;
  • installation of a DVB-I service list with support for region selection and service instance priorities;
  • support for channel lists containing services delivered over both DVB-T/T2 and DVB-DASH (IP);
  • integrated channel change between both terrestrial and DASH services.

TPV Technology is a Member of the DVB Project.

Unified Streaming will show cost-effective live DVB-DASH stream generation for DVB-I. Ready for ad insertion, the streams can be generated from a standardized FFmpeg ingest or from a VoD MPD asset (stored presentation).

Cost-effective generation of live DVB-DASH streams with ad opportunity signalling

The problem is to generate live DVB-DASH streams for DVB-I in a cost-effective manner – streams should include ad insertion opportunities to enable targeted advertising. Encoders are expensive to run, so the demo will show how origin servers can be used to convert VOD to live. 

It will also show setups with live ingest based on the DASH-IF Live Media Ingest protocol using the open source encoder FFmpeg. In this way, archives can be used more effectively in DVB-I and live streaming is usually more cost-effective in terms of CDN usage, etc.

Unified Streaming is a Member of the DVB Project.

Verance will demonstrate DVB-TA in action by using the audio and video watermarking to enable seamless advertisement replacement in the broadcast environment, even in trick play use cases and via set-top box distribution.

Verance will demonstrate how the audio and video watermarks work together to identify and adjust the presentation of targeted ads in response to actions on the set-top box. Watermarking provides frame-accurate synchronization with 100% match rate to replace targeted ads, even in trick play situations (channel change, pause, fast forward, rewind, etc.).

Verance is a Member of the DVB Project.