Making the case for standards-based OTT at NAB 2019

DVB will have a booth in the Connected Media | IP Zone at the NAB Show 2019 next week. Exhibiting for the first time since 2010, the aim is to highlight the ongoing work on DVB-I. The DVB-I initiative is working to enable an open standards-based approach to OTT and broadband television.

The DVB-I ecosystem encompasses a new suite of specifications that will make OTT delivery just as user-friendly and robust as classical delivery solutions (e.g., DVB-S/C/T and IPTV). Taking advantage of the internet as a distribution platform, DVB-I will bring the best features of broadcast TV into the world of broadband delivery, including integrated channel lists, interactive content guides, and simple lean-back channel selection. As a standardized solution, DVB-I will provide significant advantages related to scalability and cost savings.

“Broadcast TV works. It just works. You turn it on, and it’s there. It works because of open standards and the reliable, robust delivery methods at the heart of broadcasting,” said Peter MacAvock, chair of DVB. “We believe that OTT should work just as well, if not better. DVB is building the standards to ensure TV continues to work just work, even when it’s not always on a TV set.”

Two important related standards are Low Latency DASH (LL-DASH) and Multicast Adaptive Bit Rate (mABR), also currently under development by DVB. LL-DASH will ensure that the zapping experience for OTT channels is the equivalent to broadcast, while mABR will allow broadcasters and network operators to work together to optimize IP-based delivery to large numbers of receivers simultaneously.

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DVB Members @ NAB 2019

  • Appear TV (SU7910)
  • Arris International (SU2615)
  • Ateme (SU6005)
  • b-com (SU4315)
  • Broadpeak (SU9221)
  • Comtech EFData (SU3308)
  • DekTec Digital Video B.V. (SU6717)
  • DirecTV Inc./AT&T (SU7916)
  • Dolby Labs (SU1702)
  • Enensys Technologies (SU6102)
  • Eurofins Digital Product Testing UK ltd (N1335)
  • Eutelsat (SU1320)
  • Fraunhofer IIS (SU4816)
  • Harmonic Inc. (SU810)
  • Hispasat SA (SU7825)
  • Intel GmbH (S207LMR)
  • Irdeto Access (S217LMR)
  • Kathrein-Werke KG (C1333)
  • Mediakind (SU1324)
  • Microsoft Ltd (SL6716)
  • Nagra (Kudelski SA) (SU3624)
  • NEC Corporation (sl13609)
  • Nevion (SU5510)
  • Newtec NV (SU1416)
  • Oracle (SL11508)
  • Panasonic Europe Ltd. (C3607)
  • Qarva (SU9518)
  • Rohde & Schwarz & Co (SL6405)
  • Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd (SU4405)
  • SES ASTRA (SU1410)
  • Sharp Laboratories Europe Ltd (C3113)
  • Sony United Kingdom Ltd (C11001)
  • Spinner (C1336)
  • Synamedia (SU10125)
  • Televes (SU11704)
  • Thales Alenia Space France (C7920)
  • Thomson Broadcast (N4206)
  • Unified Streaming (SU9921 )
  • Verimatrix Inc. (SU3110)
  • Viaccess-Orca (SU9226)
  • Xperi/DTS (IVE-3, N3012)