DLNA Releases Video Interop Guidelines

The Digital Living Network Alliance released new Interoperability Guidelines for the playback of high-quality, premium commercial video at this week's Connected Home Global Summit 2011 in London. The guidelines address the demand for simplified access to premium...

The Digital Living Network Alliance released new Interoperability Guidelines for the playback of high-quality, premium commercial video at this week's Connected Home Global Summit 2011 in London. The guidelines address the demand for simplified access to premium content throughout the home, including movies and network TV programming. Product certifications to the guidelines are expected to begin later this year.

Developed in conjunction with global cable, satellite and telecommunications service providers, the Interoperability Guidelines leverage DTCP-IP Protected Streaming for playback across digital TVs, Blu-ray disc players, game consoles and set-top boxes.

The DLNA has worked with service providers on the delivery of digital content throughout the home since the Alliance's inception. DLNA Interoperability Guidelines are already in place as a component of CableLabs' tru2way Home Networking specification. CableLabs is a DLNA Promoter Member and has dedicated its last two interoperability events to testing the distribution of premium cable content from tru2way set-top boxes to DLNA Certified game consoles, TV sets, PCs and mobile phones.
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