Internet Media Device Alliance (IMDA) and Radio DNS today announced that they are working together to align and standardize core information required from traditional and internet only radio providers to create a better radio experience for listeners.
LAS VEGAS – 10th January 2013. At the 5th annual IMDA CES summit today comes the welcome news that the non profit trade organizations, IMDA and Radio DNS, are collaborating on core metadata requirements from broadcasters with the aim of standardizing the Hybrid Radio EPG through the international standards body ETSI. This will offer certainty and stability for OEMs and broadcasters alike.
The Hybrid Radio EPG will be the foundation for the IMDA mission to work on open technology that lets Internet streamed radio work in a consistent and reliable way on Internet connected media devices: enhancing the listener experience and making Internet radio on devices better.
For Radio DNS, The Hybrid Radio EPG will provide the basis for their work on open technology that lets traditional broadcast radio and the internet work together: enhancing the listener experience, and making radio better
The Hybrid Radio EPG – One Format Fits All
Ecosystem Benefits :
For broadcasters the Hybrid Radio EPG will be almost identical to current metadata they make available in the existing ETSI standards that form the basis for DAB, DRM, HD Radio or Radioplayer.
For providers of internet only streams or on demand content, the Hybrid Radio EPG will be a convenient and consistent way to describe their services.
For manufacturers it is likely that the Hybrid Radio EPG will be simpler to parse and use, and that code re-use should be possible from existing applications.
For further information and reader enquiries:
IMDA, New York : Claudia Jablonski, Program Manager
e-mail: email@example.com : tel: +1 646 244 3161: web: imdalliance.org
Radio DNS, UK : Caroline Brindle, Project Co-ordinator
twitter : @radioDNS : tel: +44 1600 88835 : web: radiodns.org