18 August 2022
The Service List Registry is announcing its Pilot Programme as the first phase of the international rollout of the federated audiovisual service discovery platform.
Based on the open DVB-I standard, the SLR database enables compatible displays, devices and applications to discover and access audiovisual services across multiple networks, including fixed and wireless internet connections and conventional cable, satellite and terrestrial transmissions.
The ability to blend hybrid services delivered over broadband and broadcast networks provides a migration path for public service and commercial broadcasters to ensure the future of radio and television in an evolving market. It also enables providers to offer versions of services at higher audio or video quality, according to the capabilities of the receiving device.
“We received a very positive response to the launch of the SLR platform three months ago,” said Dr William Cooper, the Chief Executive of the Service List Registry. “We welcome the participation of interested parties and look forward to working with them.”
The Pilot Programme will allow regulators, broadcasters, service providers, device manufacturers and application developers to evaluate the service discovery platform as part of their trials of the DVB-I standard. The Service List Registry will be available to early adopters free of charge during the pilot phase, subject to terms and conditions.
Prospective participants in the Pilot Programme can find out more at the IBC Show, which takes place in Amsterdam from 9 to 12 September.
Further information is available at the service list registry web site.
The Service List Registry is a federated online directory of audiovisual media services, based on open standards. Registered regulators, media providers, and distributors can manage lists of offerings available online and through traditional broadcast networks. This enables compatible devices, displays and applications with different capabilities to discover and access relevant services from multiple sources, offering users choice, convenience and control, on any screen.
IBC Show is an international convention and exhibition for the media and entertainment technology industry held in Amsterdam, drawing tens of thousands of attendees from 170 countries around the world.
DVB-I is an open standard for Service Discovery and Programme Metadata, developed by the European Broadcasting Union and the DVB Project based in Geneva, and published as DVB BlueBook A177 and ETSI TS 103 770.
Questions and answers about the Service List Registry.
Background white paper to the Service List Registry, the problems that it solves and the benefits that it provides to the audiovisual ecosystem and end users.
Pilots for services.