The evolution of digital television.

Any device, any delivery, any content.

DVB-I offers a standards-based solution for delivering television – live, linear and on-demand – in the internet age.

DVB-I works with all delivery platforms.

Adopting DVB-I means viewers can seamlessly find and watch television content, whether delivered over terrestrial, satellite or cable broadcast, and any kind of broadband network including fibre, 5G and beyond.

Common service offering across any internet-connected device

DVB-I works on all device types.

Users want to watch their favourite content on whatever device is to hand: from smartphones, tablets and laptops to TV sets, set-top boxes and streaming sticks. DVB-I lets you target all of these devices with the same content offer.

A device can adapt the DVB-I metadata to its own user interface and style

DVB-I unifies live and on-demand.

From live and linear television to on-demand, box sets and even interactive apps, DVB-I enables a single, consistent user interface across whatever content types you throw at it.

DVB-I adapts to your market.

DVB-I service lists can be built according to the requirements of a given market or use case. Regulators and operators can determine what makes sense for consumers, broadcasters and content providers alike.

What can DVB-I do for you?

Faced with evolving viewing habits, competition from streaming services and spectrum constraints, with DVB-I you can leverage the strengths of both broadcast and broadband delivery within a single hybrid service offering targeting both fixed and mobile devices.

Looking ahead, DVB-I will make it possible for you to seamlessly migrate to make use of new broadband mechanisms such as 5G Media Streaming or even 5G Broadcast. DVB-I means broadcasters don’t need to gamble on which delivery technologies will emerge, but they can take advantage of those that do.

Use DVB-I to automatically provide a reliable broadband-based fallback service when bad weather interrupts reception or to provide regional services over broadband, at specific times of day, to complement national services delivered by satellite, and all within a single hybrid service offering.

OTT services typically require dedicated client apps, each with its own specific user experience. Rather than forcing users to learn and switch between different user experiences and apps to find and view content, DVB-I enables devices to integrate live and linear services, as well as on-demand content into a consistent device-native user experience.

Get hands-on with DVB-I

The DVB-I reference application is available on GitHub. It includes backend components where you can generate and edit service lists along with frontend clients for HbbTV and Android.

Resource Centre


DVB-I services are built on a suite of specifications developed by the DVB Project and partner organizations.


From the official reference client to code validators and more, find a whole range of tools for DVB-I implementers.


Browse our video library to find webinars and presentations that will help you get to grips with DVB-I.

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