ETSI - TS 102 812
Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB); Multimedia Home Platform (MHP) Specification 1.1.1
|Publication Date:||1 June 2003|
The present document defines the DVB solution for Multimedia Home Platforms (MHPs) that was developed to fulfil the related DVB commercial requirements MHP045 [A]. It relies on the use of appropriate DVB specifications for digital video broadcast and associated interactive services ETSI TR 101 200 . The MHP is applicable to all DVB defined transmission media and networks such as satellite, cable, terrestrial, microwave.
The final DVB MHP solution is intended to cover the whole range of implementations including Integrated Receiver Decoders (IRDs), integrated TV sets, multimedia computers and local clusters of such devices connected via In-Home Digital Networks (IHDN). This first release focuses on single MHP terminals and does not include such local clusters. Chapters 1-14 specify the applicable technologies and technical definitions in a generic way. Chapter 15 provides detailed profile definitions for the initial profiles Enhanced Broadcasting 2, Interactive Broadcasting 2 and Internet Access 2, which can be extended with future additional profile definitions.
This specification is firstly intended for implementers of MHPs on various hardware and software platforms. Secondly it is intended for developers of applications that use the MHP functionality and APIs.
The MHP specification aims to ensure interoperability between MHP applications and different MHP implementations. Implementers should consult the publisher of this specification regarding conformance.
NOTE: This specification defines the interfaces visible to applications. Application developers should not assume that other related interfaces are available unless they are specifically listed.