By Oracle_Media-Oracle on Sep 09, 2013
The Over-The-Top (OTT) Video On Demand (VOD) market is heading to two game-changing moments: the AppleTV app platform opening up for everyone - and open standard MPEG DASH implementations reaching the rest of the world. At IFA 2013 in Berlin, the Fraunhofer FOKUS competence center Future Applications and Media (FAME) demonstrated MPEG DASH and 2nd screen innovations with their multiscreen framework FAMIUM.
The FAME team researches and develops interactive web technologies focused on cross platform smart media and IPTV. FAMIUM is a collection of software components for multiscreen applications which allows a seamless user experience across multiple devices. It enables providers and marketers to realize cross-platform development, adaptive media streaming, content synchronization and protection using MPEG DASH.
Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (DASH) is the upcoming streaming standard for the Web and will harmonize video delivery across the Internet. The Fraunhofer FOKUS solution forms an ecosystem for the consumption and delivery of adaptive bitrate content as well as Digital Rights Management protected (DRM) content. It bundles several DASH and DRM related functionalities for the use in Web applications and is based on the W3C working drafts Media Source Extensions and Encrypted Media Extensions.