Geneva, CH, 23 January 2013 – The international Digital Media Project (DMPannounces public availability of the Open Connected TV (OCTV)

Software.OCTV seeks to enrich one-way TV services with two-way interoperable and multichannel content access and delivery. The OCTV Specification enables the creation and the OCTV software accelerates the development of a broad market of products, content, services and applications that enrich access to and delivery of one-way TV services with two-way interoperable multichannel content.

The DMP has developed the OCTV specification based on international standards and has commissioned a commercial-grade OCTV software implementation. The OCTV source code is made available to DMP members for use according to the OCTV software implementation licence <>.

To accelerate adoption of the OCTV Implementation Software, new members joining the DMP will get the same rights to use the source code as existing DMP members.

The Digital Media Project was chartered as a non-profit organisation on 1 December 2003 in Geneva, Switzerland, continuing the visionary work of the Digital Media Manifesto. Its mission is to promote the successful development, deployment, and use of digital media, while safeguarding the rights of creators and rights holders to exploit their works, the wishes of end users to enjoy fully the benefits of digital media, and the interests of value-chain players providing products and services.

The DMP Directors are: Marina Bosi (Stanford University, USA), Leonardo Chiariglione (, Italy), Touradj Ebrahimi (Ecole Polytechnique, Switzerland), Tiejun Huang (Beijing Boyahualu Video Technology Research Ltd., China) and Kyuheon Kim (Kyunghee University, Republic of Korea).


  • The OCTV specification –
  • The OCTV licence –
  • The OCTV web site –

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