DVB to make the case for standards-based OTT at 2019 NAB Show

DVB will demonstrate how DVB-I will bring the best features of broadcast TV into the world of broadband delivery.
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At the 2019 NAB Show, industry consortium DVB which champions open interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media, will demonstrate how it is enabling an open standards-based approach to OTT and broadband television. This marks the first time DVB has exhibited at the NAB Show since 2010.

Along with the DVB-I specification, also on showcase will be Low Latency DASH (LL-DASH) and Multicast Adaptive Bit Rate (mABR) for video streaming applications. 

"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. If you agree, then come and talk to us at the NAB Show about how we can collaborate on standards to ensure TV continues to work flawlessly, even when it's not always on a TV."

At the 2019 NAB Show, DVB will exhibit DVB-I, a new suite of specifications that they say will make OTT delivery just as user-friendly and robust as classical delivery solutions such as 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. 

Also highlighted at the 2019 NAB Show will be two other DVB standards currently under development - Low Latency DASH (LL-DASH) and Multicast Adaptive Bit Rate (mABR). 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.

DVB is an industry-led consortium of broadcasters, manufacturers, network operators, software developers, regulators and others from around the world committed to designing open interoperable technical specifications for the global delivery of digital media and broadcast services. DVB dominates the digital broadcasting environment with thousands of broadcast services around the world using DVB specifications from hundreds of manufacturers offering DVB compliant equipment including over a billion DVB receivers shipped worldwide.

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