Premium Cable Content on Any Device, In Any Room Using DLNA CVP-2 (2014)

By Amol Bhagwat, CableLabs

The paper first introduces key requirements and challenges for delivering premium cable content on customer owned and managed devices in the home. The paper then provides the details of a multi-industry effort in Digital Living Network Alliance for defining the Commercial Video Profile-2 specifications that enable distribution of premium content over home networks to various CE devices such as TVs, tablets, mobile phones, game consoles, HDMI sticks, and PCs. Benefits of the DLNA CVP-2 specifications to consumers, CE manufactures and service providers are discussed. The paper also presents an overview of the architecture and components of open source implementations of the DLNA CVP-2 Server and Client specifications that are aligned with the Reference Device Kit.

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