Recent developments relating to DASH include US content provider requirements to use hardware-based DRM such as Play Ready SL3000 and server-side ad insertion, which in turn may result in DASH content with multiple Periods rather than just one Period throughout as is most current practice.
Three organisations that have been working on these topics in the context of HbbTV share their experiences. This includes the HbbTV Association DASH-DRM reference app (developed by Sofia Digital), the DASH-IF dash.js player (developed by Fraunhofer FOKUS) and work in the context of the UK Freeview Play platform.
• MSE based media playback on HbbTV using dash.js (Fraunhofer FOKUS)
o Latest dash.js developments and features
o Multi-Period DASH and DRM in dash.js
o dash.js on HbbTV
• HbbTV DASH DRM Reference App (Sofia Digital)
o Latest Application features
o Usage statistics and test results
o Future plans and how to participate
o Very short demo
• Significance of SL3000 and experiences in testing it (Digital UK)
o The drive to use PlayReady SL3000 protection. The intended Content Provider use case(s).
o Proof of concept work findings
o Testing devices and working with the device manufacturers / suppliers
o (very) Brief overview of additional DASH stream features / standards of interest (to Digital UK)
Daniel Silhavy, Scientist and Project Manager, Fraunhofer FOKUS
Louay Bassbouss, Scientist and Senior Project Manager R&D, Fraunhofer FOKUS
Juha Joki, Director, Broadcast and Testing, Sofia Digital
Mark Riley, Video Streaming Architect, Digital UK
Jörn Krieger, Freelance Journalist
Daniel Silhavy: Scientist and project manager at Fraunhofer FOKUS. He is also the lead developer of the dash.js project and the development coordinator for the 5G-MAG Reference Tools. His main area of expertise includes adaptive bitrate (ABR) streaming focusing on MPEG-DASH, Digital Rights Management (DRM), 5G media streaming and video-encoding. Daniel is actively contributing to standardisation work done in DASH-IF and CTA-WAVE.
Louay Bassbouss: Scientist and senior project manager R&D at Fraunhofer FOKUS. He works on Future Web Applications, Multiscreen Technologies & Standards, and 5G Media Streaming. Louay actively participates in various standardisation groups in W3C, HbbTV and CTA. He is the co-chair of the W3C Second Screen Working and Community Groups. Louay also teaches at the Technical University of Berlin (TU Berlin) in the field of Open Distributed Systems and Advanced Web Technologies.
Juha Joki has many years’ experience in DVB and HbbTV technologies. Currently he is in charge of DVB Broadcast products and testing and certification services for DVB, HbbTV and Smart TV apps and solutions at Sofia Digital.
Mark Riley: Video Streaming Architect at Digital UK. 30 years experience as part of the audio/video streaming industry. Software development background, specialising in audio/video driver development, now focusing more on content playback for embedded consumer devices and the implications for the end-to-end architecture. Worked for many UK based companies including NDS, Canal+, Pace, YouView, Sky etc. Currently, working as part of the Digital UK tech team, focusing on prototyping, specifying, testing and debugging DASH and DRM features for and with the various TV manufacturers and content providers, e.g. BBC, ITV, CH4, CH5, UKTV etc.