DLNA: Service Providers Deploying Services Using DLNA Premium Content Guidelines
Jan 14, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) announced that Service Providers are now using DLNA Guidelines to deliver services to consumer devices.
According to a release, service providers including Comcast, Cox, DIRECTV, Orange and Time Warner Cable have deployed products implementing the DLNA premium content guidelines, a set of standards announced at International CES 2012 and developed in conjunction with the Service Provider community to create greater consumer content choices on consumer electronics devices.
"Using the current DLNA premium content guidelines, Service Providers are now allowing consumers to stream their favorite television programs and movies to products such as digital televisions, tablets, mobile phones, Blu-ray disc players and video game consoles," said Nidhish Parikh, chairman and president of DLNA. "Connected devices are a central part of today's digital home, and DLNA is continually helping consumers easily share, view and engage with premium content and services while reducing the device clutter present in so many of today's living rooms."
DLNA Guidelines were developed with consumer connectivity in mind. DLNA premium content guidelines open up opportunities for the delivery of premium commercial services to a range of retail devices. The Alliance is working on several enhancements that include enabling consistent presentation of User Interfaces (UI) across devices and providing consumers with the look and feel that they have come to expect from their selected provider.
"Devices supporting the DLNA premium content guidelines can access premium services using XG1 set-top boxes with the AnyRoom DVR service that Comcast has begun deploying," said Tony Werner, EVP and CTO, Comcast Cable. "We look forward to working with DLNA vendors to enhance DLNA premium content guidelines to include HTML5, MPEG-DASH and other standard extensions that will enable offerings such as our XFINITY Guide with enhanced access to linear programming, DVR and on demand services."
"Cox is actively deploying its Cox Advanced TV Plus video service that allows DLNA premium content devices to access Cox Whole Home DVR content," said Steve Necessary, Vice President, Video Product Development & Strategy, Cox Communications. "We expect more than 500,000 subscribers to have DLNA premium content functionality using our Trio advanced guide within a year," he added.
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