Ocean Blue Software claims single solution for digital TV


February 23, 2010

Website: Rapid TV News

Bristol-based software developer Ocean Blue Software says it is possible that a new single-solution software stack could emerge that includes reception of HbbTV, Canvas, MHEG-5, HTML5 and Adobe Flash lite.

The concept is explained in a new free White Paper from Ocean Blue Software [[http://www.oceanbluesoftware.co.uk/publications.shtml].

The paper explains the technical issues surrounding different digital TV software standards, such as MHEG-5, Adobe Flash Lite, DVB and HTML5, and the complexities involved in combining them into a single software stack.

“The European digital TV market is very fragmented, with multiple broadcast platforms and software standards across countries,” explains Ocean Blue’s CEO Ken Helps. “This presents a big problem for set top box and TV manufacturers striving for economies of scale. The ability to produce one digital TV receiver for the European marketplace as a whole will solve these problems.”

With over 100 million digital TV households in Europe, a single, interoperable software stack will save CE vendors development costs and time to market.






 

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