The International MHEG
Promotion Alliance (IMPALA) welcomed the launch of the BBC iPlayer on Freeview HD.
He adds: "Our HbbTV solution will be a combination of market-leading technologies from both Access and S&T, offering manufacturers an interactive-TV plug-in that will support not only HbbTV but also HD MHEG
, Interaction Channel and CI+ browser functionality, and will build on our mature and well-documented RedKey 2 interface."
Ken Helps, CEO of Ocean Blue explains why: "As a player in the digital TV industry we feel it is our responsibility to contribute towards the progression of both the MHEG
and CI+ markets," Helps continues.
By combining the technologies with its existing software interfaces, S&T will offer existing RedKey MHEG
licensees a simple and efficient route to HbbTV, and offer new licensees the opportunity to address both HbbTV and MHEG
markets in a single design.
The Freeview EPG is a customised version of S&T's MHEG
Guide product and will be available on all Freeview EPG-branded receivers that go on sale in Australia starting this month.
In addition, S&T is presenting the following products and solutions: Redkey 2, TBBroadcaster 2, TSMonitor, MHEG
EPG and the MHEG
IMPALA, the International MHEG
Promotion Alliance, announced that Freeview NZK.--established by New Zealand's leading broadcasters including TVNZ, TVWorks (owners of TV3 and C4), Maori Television Service, and Radio New Zealand--has adopted the MHEG
Interaction Channel (MHEG-IC), from the D-book 6.1, as part of an upgrade to its MHEG
Country Profile that will allow hybrid services to be provided.