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DLNA releases interoperability guidelines for video playback

Home networking specifications body the Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has released new interoperability guidelines for the playback of high-quality, premium commercial video.

The DLNA said the new standard addresses the increasing demand for simplified access to premium commercial content throughout the home, including movies and network television programming. Developed in conjunction with cable, satellite and telco operators, the guidelines take advantage of DTCP-IP Protected Streaming to make content more easily available for playback across digital televisions, Blu-ray disc players, game consoles and set-top boxes.

“Our service provider member companies have been instrumental in the development of these interoperability guidelines for playback of premium commercial video on DLNA Certified products,” said Nidhish Parikh, chairman and president of the DLNA. “Together, we are facilitating advances in the digital delivery of content to the home by building on the Alliance’s rich set of technology to store and play content. The release of these interoperability guidelines is the first step in what is a key global strategic objective for DLNA over the next year.”