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Iwedia and OBS get certified

22 January 2007

Iwedia and Ocean Blue Software have announced the certification by the UK Digital Television Group (DTG) of their MHEG-5 V1.06 solution. This is crucial, as of September 2006 all digital television receivers in the UK must conform to the new MHEG-5 V1.06 specification designed by the DTG

The solution is the result of the integration of Iwedia’s Comedia DVB middleware and Ocean Blue’s Voyager MHEG-5 and DSM-CC software. Targeted at set-top boxes and integrated digital television manufacturers, the solution is available in conjunction with a wide range of chipsets.

MHEG-5 is a standard for the display and delivery of interactive TV services. Thanks to an extended test suite, V1.06 enhances the interoperability between applications and receivers.

Patrick Desproges, CEO, Iwedia, said: “We’ve been very successful in deploying our DVB middleware embedded in digital TV receivers across continental Europe. Thanks to this fruitful partnership with Ocean Blue Software, we can deliver MHEG-5 V1.06 right on time to expand our market share in the UK.”

Ken Helps, CEO, Ocean Blue Software, added: “We welcome the successful outcome of our strategic alliance with Iwedia, which will further increase the distribution of our products.”

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