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The BBC will remove the MHEG requirement from the 'BBC Interactive HTML application specification, and work with industry partners to align other specifications such as the D-Book owned by the DTG (Digital TV Group), and the Freeview Play specification and Trade Mark License framework managed by Digital UK and Freeview.
In addition, the CI+ Profile in MHEG provides restrictions on what MHEG Application Authors can do in line with the CI+ specification.
The launch was made possible by the deployment of the connected-TV variant of MHEG--the MHEG Interaction Channel (MHEG-IC).
Finally, Strategy & Technology (S&T) has developed a data-driven MHEG application that runs within the CI Plus browser in the TV and allows subscribers to quickly and easily navigate through the entire content catalogue, select on-demand titles, and control media playback.
platforms (PC, Set Top Box) and formats (WWW, MHEG, MPEG, etc.
These include the S&T Player, the RedKey 2, the TSBroadcaster 2, the TSMonitor, the MHEG EPG and the MHEG Presenter.
Rovi s CE-HTML-based TotalGuide will be integrated onto the Ocean Blue platform that comprises the Ocean Blue Sunrise Software (DVB & MHEG stack) and additionally web browser and media player components.
When UK Free view was launched in 2002, MHEG-5 was selected because MHEG could be built into all receiver devices in a market at a very small incremental cost.
But it's not all about IPTV - the broadcast media cannot be ignored, and the manufacturers need to source MHEG middleware, for example, to provide complete solutions.
He adds: "Our HbbTV solution will be a combination of market-leading technologies from both Access and S&T, offering manufacturers an interactive-TV plug-in that will support not only HbbTV but also HD MHEG, Interaction Channel and CI+ browser functionality, and will build on our mature and well-documented RedKey 2 interface.
Ken Helps, CEO of Ocean Blue explains why: "As a player in the digital TV industry we feel it is our responsibility to contribute towards the progression of both the MHEG and CI+ markets," Helps continues.
The Tioga typeface meets text requirements as outlined by various technology specifications, including those from the DVB (Digital Video Broadcasting Project), MHP (Multimedia Home Platform), DTG (Digital Television Group), MHEG (Multimedia and Hypermedia Information Coding Expert Group), as well as the OpenCable CableLabs specification known as Tru2way[TM] technology.