The latter, meanwhile, will move beyond legacy MHEG technology (MHEG-5
) to industry-wide adoption of HbbTV 2.0.1.
There are also DVB-T2 SoC solutions available for both pay-TV and FTA that support the MHEG-5
profile selected by South Africa.
As per Maynard, S&T has a great track record for innovation and delivery, largely in the MHEG-5
It currently has more than 25 licensees for its digital TV middleware stacks such as ATSC, OpenCable, DVB-T/C/S/CI, MHEG-5
and ISDB-T/S, which are found in various product segments such as HDTV, hybrid set-top box, DVR and in-car TVs.
It supports the European Commission's idea of promoting open standards (MHP or MHEG-5
), which are best suited for guaranteeing technologically neutral networks and the free movement of information.
A unique feature included with the set top box (that may be required in the future) is the ability to decode MHEG-5
free to air unencrypted signals.
It delivers multi-platform output featuring automatically updated news, sports and financial information pages to digital interactive TV (MHEG-5
, MHP, Open TV, HbbTV), as well as mobile Web, teletext and the Internet.
"When you start talking about the need to build in support for MHEG-5
, DVB-S2, ISDB-T, HbbTV and CI, it can be intimidating," added Helps.
This standard version of our application relies on MHEG-5
, the same technology that powers BBC iPlayer on Freesat HD boxes, and the technology long used to deliver Red Button services on Freeview and Freesat."
Bristol, United Kingdom, July 01, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The tool, developed by Ocean Blue as an MHEG-5
and CI Plus (CI+) application author, contains many of the features commonly found in professional integrated development environments (IDE) and allows developers to create dynamic and visually impressive graphical user interface applications for digital TV platforms.
S&T (Strategy & Technology), a provider of interactive-TV technologies aimed at helping broadcasters improve their businesses, is introducing the RedKey 3, a DTV receiver client software that supports execution of interactive applications conforming to the HbbTV specification and various MHEG-5
Ocean Blue's MHEG-5
HD engine has been fully compliance tested to the DTG D Book version 6.2, which introduces the use of JPEG bitmaps, AAC audio (streams and clips) and improved resolution and colour depth that will all enhance the audio / visual experience.