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Chapter 13. Standards and Specifications > Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) Multim...

13.2. Digital Video Broadcast (DVB) Multimedia Home Platform (MHP)

Although ATVEF is a powerful tool for creating and deploying interactive TV, it provides for only a limited computer-programming model. In an effort to provide a richer environment for developing interactive content, the MHP solution was developed, which covers the whole range of implementations including Integrated Receiver Decoders (IRD), integrated TV sets, multimedia computers and local clusters of such devices connected via In-Home Digital Networks (IHDN). MHP builds on MPEG-2 transports and adds a technical solution that enables the reception and presentation of applications in a vendor-, author- and broadcaster-neutral framework [MHP]; the first release focuses on single terminals and does not include clusters.

To guide the development of the MHP specification, three profiles were defined: enhanced broadcasting, interactive broadcasting and Internet access:


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