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International Journal of Digital Multimedia Broadcasting
Volume 2008 (2008), Article ID 319063, 18 pages
Research Article

Real-Time DVB-MHP Interactive Data Transcoding to Blu-Ray

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of British Columbia, 2332 Main Mall, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4

Received 15 April 2008; Revised 30 June 2008; Accepted 23 August 2008

Academic Editor: M. Roccetti

Copyright © 2008 Sergio Infante and Panos Nasiopoulos. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Digital TV systems are being deployed worldwide, and interactive applications are being offered as part of the services. The unparalleled success of DVD technology has motivated the development of interactive services for broadcast TV, with DVB-MHP being the most widely used open standard in the world. Despite the similarities between DVB-MHP-based interactive TV and the new Blu-ray format, there still exist substantial differences that make the two systems incompatible. In this paper, we analyze the differences in the DVB-MHP and Blu-ray interactive formats and propose a transcoding scheme to convert live broadcast interactive TV to a Blu-ray compatible format.