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DTVKit: New initiative makes Open IBC debut

IBC2014 is the first tradeshow ever attended by the newly-formed DTVKit Open Software Foundation (DTVKit), an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to developing and maintaining a shared pool of the software components that are the essential building blocks of CE products based on DVB standards.

DTVKit says it will provide a ready to use mature and stable software solution to its members. This is based on the Ocean Blue Software range of widely deployed software components, including a broadcast stack supporting DVB-T/T2/S/S2/C, MHEG, CI+ and HbbTV. This will form the basis of the first full software release. Members of DTVKit will have full access to the source code and will also benefit from a royalty-free commercial licence.

“For too long our industry has competed in the development of these fundamental building blocks, duplicating effort and exhausting precious resources,” said Paul Martin, CEO of DTVKit. “I am excited to be leading an initiative which will transform our industry, reducing cost and accelerating time to market for member products. Our community will thrive through active member support, and I look forward to hearing from any organisation which shares our vision and is keen to help define the future for digital television products.”