Work begins on Central Service List Registry for DVB-I

The DVB Project has engaged Sofia Digital to build a skeleton Central Service List Registry (CSR) for DVB-I. The first phase of the work is a proof of concept, to validate the technical approach taken in the DVB-I standard; under the second phase, the implementation will be made freely available for others to test their own DVB-I services and clients.

The vision of DVB-I is to enable viewers to easily find and watch television content on any device, whether delivered over broadcast or any kind of broadband network, including fibre, 5G and beyond. With tens of thousands of television channels available globally, organizing this content in a user-friendly way is a massive and complex challenge. Having a CSR would enable fast and efficient access to the Service Lists, which may be created by content providers, service operators, national regulators or others.

The creation of a CSR requires high availability web servers, fast and reliable content updates, and robust systems for channel list management and user access. The project will be of particular interest to technical staff at service providers and media regulators.

Sofia Digital, who previously created the official DVB-I reference application on behalf of the DVB Project, was selected from among the companies that responded to an RfP issued last June. The work on a CSR begins immediately, with first demonstrations targeting the IBC 2021 tradeshow in December.

Companies interested in using the CSR or in knowing more about the project should contact DVB Head of Technology Emily Dubs:

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