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.
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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.
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.
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?
The standard in a nutshell
Published as an open standard by ETSI, the specification Service Discovery and Programme Metadata for DVB-I provides an internet-centric mechanism to signal and discover television services, whether delivered over IP networks or traditional broadcast networks, and allows them to be presented in a unified manner. Any suitable receiver – from TV sets to personal consumer devices – can display service lists and electronic programme guides (EPGs) using information provided in XML format. Having a single data format that is compatible with all potential receiver types means reduced workflow costs and complexity.
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.
DVB-I services are built on a suite of specifications developed by the DVB Project and partner organizations. Jump directly to the core DVB-I Service Discovery specification or click below to browse the fully library.
The DVB-I Forum is a Discord server open to anyone involved with or interested in DVB-I implementation. It is a place to ask questions, share experiences and provide feedback on the specs.
Browse our video library to find webinars and presentations that will help you get to grips with DVB-I.
From the official reference client and the reference Central Service List Registry to code validators and more, find a whole range of tools for DVB-I implementers.