Single All-Encompassing Digital TV Software Solution for Europe? It’s Possible According to New White Paper

Bristol, United Kingdom, February 19, 2010 --( Digital TV software specialist Ocean Blue Software, has released a white paper that explores the feasibility of a single software stack for the European digital TV market, encompassing new standards HbbTV and Canvas amongst others.

The paper explains the technical issues surrounding different digital TV software standards, such as MHEG-5, Adobe Flash Lite, DVB and HTML5, and the complexities involved in combining them into a single software stack.

“The European digital TV market is very fragmented, with multiple broadcast platforms and software standards across countries,” explains Ocean Blue’s CEO Ken Helps, “This presents a big problem for set top box and TV manufacturers striving for economies of scale. The ability to produce one digital TV receiver for the European marketplace as a whole will solve these problems.”

With over 100 million digital TV households in Europe, a single, interoperable software stack will save CE vendors development costs and time to market.

The white paper is available to download, free of charge, from Ocean Blue’s website


About Ocean Blue Software
Ocean Blue Software is based in Bristol and Hong Kong and specialises in the development, distribution and support of world-class software solutions, which are incorporated into Digital TV consumer electronics products, present in the Digital Home.

Ocean Blue’s software products stand out in terms of maturity, usability, operability and adherence to international digital broadcast standards, notably DVB and DTG. Ocean Blue is active in both DTG and DVB groups, assisting in the development of industry software standards. Ocean Blue’s new software developments include support for High Definition TV broadcasts, Advanced Text-To-Speech Technology, CI Plus and Connected-TV solutions.
Ocean Blue Software
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