The HbbTV Association has called for input on a reference application for streamed, DRM-protected video to HbbTV televisions and set-top boxes.
The request for proposals came as the HbbTV Association said it aims to make it easier for broadcasters and content providers to monetise content by “providing a known working application” that they can use as a model for their own services.
The HbbTV Association said it has approached DRM suppliers for support on this project, as it does not include specific DRM systems in its specifications.
“Many broadcasters and content providers are already using HbbTV applications to deliver video to consumers. This exciting initiative will accelerate the growth of the HbbTV ecosystem, with new applications, new broadcasters and new content providers,” said chairman of the HbbTV Association, Klaus Illgner.
The HbbTV Association is a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes.