The HbbTV Association releases its DASH DRM Reference Application

HbbTV Association Releases its DASH DRM Reference Application

The HbbTV Association, which is a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes. HbbTV is releasing its DASH DRM Reference Application. Although the HbbTV specifications are agnostic with respect to DRM systems, the ability of content providers to deliver DRM protected content to consumers via MPEG-DASH using an HbbTV application is key to enabling the monetisation of HbbTV content and services.

The DASH DRM Reference Application provides a model that makes it easier to release services that require HbbTV together with DRM and DASH. This model has been successfully tested on TV sets representing a large percentage of the installed bases in the market, on HbbTV 1.5 and 2.0.1 terminals, and with some limitations, on generic web browsers supporting W3C MSE and EME.

This application and sample content serve as a showcase of the HbbTV technology and as a helpful resource to help members validate their tools, content and devices. The reference application is freely distributed under an open source MIT licence and this includes documentation that covers the creation of valid MPEG-DASH files from users’ own video content. In furtherance, the reference application facilitates code re usability for anybody implementing their own DASH video streaming application.

DTVKit’s HbbTV Solution

DTVKit has a firm belief in open standards; That’s why HbbTV has formed a major part of our offering, and with our various partners we have continued to support and expand our HbbTV solution. DTVKit is one of the few third party sources with a complete HbbTV system for the CE equipment makers. For further information or any questions about our work on the DTVKit royalty free HbbTV 2.0 solution, please get in touch at

Source: HbbTV




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