Sofia Digital DVB-I solutions

Sofia Digital is at the forefront of DVB-I (Internet) development. The DVB Project, an industry consortium that develops open and interoperable technical specifications for the delivery of digital media and broadcast services, commissioned a DVB-I reference application from Sofia Digital in 2020 which was deployed as an HbbTV Operator Application as well as an Android PWA mobile application on receiver ends. The result of this development is freely available under an open-source MIT license meaning that anyone interested in DVB-I can look at the source code, and reuse parts of it in their own experiments, trials, and developments.

For the backend side a small service list management system is included in the Reference Client project. For commercial solutions management of the DVB-I service lists is realized through Sofia Digital’s existing product portfolio: Sofia Backstage® Guide Manager is used for defining and managing the DVB-I service registries, service lists and service instance metadata, including TV-Anytime based programming information.

On the client-side, the customized application and UI are brought to life as effort-based development projects, based on Sofia Digital client side software components, utilizing the latest programming stacks while maintaining high level of compatibility in both Android and HbbTV worlds. Also Smart TV implementations are available as separate projects. We are constantly following up the DVB-I specification work and ready to implement any new features that come from the DVB project or as extensions to the base spec.


Editing a DVB-I service list
Example of a DVB-I channel listing


Sofia Digital won CSI Award 2020 for the development of the DVB-I reference application.

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