mheg-5

Ocean Blue Releases Triton MHEG-5 and CI+ Authoring Tool as Open Source and Royalty-Free Product

Bristol, UK-based digital TV software provider, Ocean Blue Software, said Wednesday that it has released its Triton MHEG-5 and CI+ authoring tool as an open source and royalty-free product for application authors and developers. According to the company, the tool contains many of the features commonly found in professional integrated development environments (IDE), and allows developers to create dynamic and visually impressive GUI applications for digital TV platforms.

South Africa Selects MHEG-5 as the Interactive TV Middleware for its Digital Switchover

The International MHEG Promotion Alliance (IMPALA), an organization that was set up in 2006 by Strategy & Technology, Cabot Communications and EchoStar Europe to promote use of the MHEG-5 standard outside the UK (note: MHEG-5 is the middleware standard upon which the UK's free-to-air digital terrestrial service, Freeview, is based; it was developed and standardized in the mid-90's as part of the DAVIC standardization effort to support interactivity and navigation for VOD services), announced Monday that South Africa, via the country's Digital Dzonga Advisory Council, has selected MHEG-5 as the interactive TV middleware for its digital switchover.

Strategy & Technology Teams with TechniSat on MHEG-5 Interactive TV Weather Application

--App is Based on TechniSat's New MHEG-5-Based MultyText Technology

Strategy & Technology--a UK-based company that specializes in solutions for standards-based interactive TV (its products include the TSBroadcaster and TSPlayer systems, which are used for the creation and transmission of MHP, MHEG, tru2way and ETV applications; and the widely licensed RedKey MHEG engines)--contacted [itvt] last week to let us know that it has teamed with set-top box manufacturer, TechniSat, and the German Weather Service to demo what the companies claim is Germany's first MHEG-5 application at the IFA show in Berlin.

Latens Joins MHEG-5 Interactive TV Middleware Advocacy Group, IMPALA

--MHEG-5 Used on UK's, Australia's and New Zealand's Freeview Platforms

The International MHEG Promotion Alliance (IMPALA), an organization that was set up in 2006 by Strategy & Technology, Cabot Communications and EchoStar Europe to promote use of the MHEG-5 standard outside the UK (note: MHEG-5 is the middleware standard upon which the UK's free-to-air digital terrestrial service, Freeview, is based; it was developed and standardized in the mid-90's as part of the DAVIC standardization effort to support interactivity and navigation for VOD services), announced Monday that Latens, a Northern Ireland-based provider of conditional access software and middleware, has joined it.

IMPALA Announces Freeview Australia's Selection of MHEG-5 as its Interactive TV Middleware

--Freeview New Zealand's MHEG-5-Based Platform Grows 13% in Q2

The International MHEG Promotion Alliance (IMPALA), an organization that was set up in 2006 by Strategy & Technology, Cabot Communications and EchoStar Europe to promote use of the MHEG-5 standard outside the UK (note: MHEG-5 is the middleware standard upon which the UK's free-to-air digital terrestrial service, Freeview, is based; it was developed and standardized in the mid-90's as part of the DAVIC standardization effort to support interactivity and navigation for VOD services), announced Monday that Freeview Australia has selected MHEG-5 as the interactive TV middleware for the free-to-air multichannel digital terrestrial TV platform that it is currently rolling out in a phased launch process.

Ocean Blue Unveils New "Triton" MHEG Application Development Tool

--Demo's What it Claims is World's First Common Interface Plus App

Bristol, UK-based digital TV software provider, Ocean Blue, has
released what it describes as "early details" about a new design tool it is
developing, which it claims will enable fast, visual development of
MHEG applications for broadcast to set-top boxes and integrated
digital television sets.
Dubbed Triton, the new, Windows-based
software tool is scheduled to be released by the fall. According to the
company, once an application has been designed with the tool, its
visual components are translated into MHEG-5 application code, ready
for loading into a DSM-CC carousel and broadcast (note: among other
things, the MHEG-5 standard drives interactivity on the UK's

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