We want to make it easier for everyone to find media services, giving them choice, convenience and control on any screen.
Our open platform enables different devices and displays to discover available audiovisual services and access them across the most appropriate delivery networks.
Think of it as an online directory that products and applications can use to look up lists of relevant services and offer them within their user interface.
Users with compatible devices, displays or applications can simply select services from lists of familiar channels and online offerings in an integrated view, based on their location and the capabilities of their screen. Ordered lists facilitate navigation, accessibility, and integration with other systems, including voice recognition and home automation.
Devices and displays can use open web standards to request service lists and present the results in their own environment. Consumer electronics manufacturers retain the freedom to innovate and differentiate the user experience of their products in an open competitive market.
Providers of media services can publish lists of services available by region across various delivery networks. They can promote their brands and retain control of distribution, with the option to prioritise different modes of delivery and offer higher quality audio and video formats.
Regulators and legislators can designate and approve lists of services to maintain the prominence and provenance of public service media and ensure that services are universally available and easily accessible. This identifies licenced services within their jurisdiction and facilitates the fulfilment of public policy objectives.