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Fri., Sep. 09, 2016 to Tue., Sep. 13, 2016 , Amsterdam, Netherlands

FAME at IBC 2016

Solutions on Virtual Reality, HbbTV, DVB-T and HTML

From September 9-13, FAME will exhibit at the IBC in Amsterdam. Visit us in hall 8, booth B80.

Get more information about our solutions:

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Fraunhofer FOKUS 360° Video Solution Fraunhofer FOKUS

Cloud-based 360° Video Playout for HbbTV

The Fraunhofer FOKUS Cloud-based 360° Video Playout for HbbTV makes it possible to watch 360° video content on low capability devices such as HbbTV. The delivery of this huge source video material consumes a large bandwidth and results in a considerable processing load for the view projection and rendering. Therefore, the videostream is rendered on server side with the Fraunhofer FOKUS 360° Video Cloud Streaming Server. It allows high quality 360° video live streaming with low latency. With the 360° Video Control Mobile App users can navigate the video by remote control or a mobile device to freely change their perspective of view.
The Fraunhofer FOKUS Cloud-based 360° Video Playout for HbbTV allows content providers and broadcasters to provide an innovative video experience on traditional TV screens. The capability of view analytics allows content producers and advertisers to get specific information what viewers are interested in and what part of the scene they are watching, allowing detailed feedback about home user interests that wasn't previously available outside of limited lab trials.

Features and assets:

  • High quality 360° video for HbbTV, Android Mobile & TV, Web and more
  • Low latency 360° video live streaming
  • Cloud-based video rendering reduces bandwith-consumption
  • Uses streaming protocols like MPEG-TS, DASH and WebRTC
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Create apps for your HbbTV easily Fraunhofer FOKUS

HbbTV Application Creation Toolkit

Creating HbbTV apps made easy

The HbbTV Application Toolkit – HAT – presents a CMS for creation of HbbTV applications, which allows content creators without specific technical skills to build interactive TV applications and is developed by Fraunhofer FOKUS' Competence Center Future Applications and Media (FAME). So far HAT covers a simple themes collection which can be accessed through the editor UI. Here the content editor can choose from different layouts and designs regarding the background and color scheme. The layouts include basic modules, broadcast or IP-video, text, image and live blog. The live blog includes an external live blog coming via social media APIs. We see a great potential in the uptake of programme-related HbbTV apps creating new markets for developers and technology providers.

HbbTV Application Toolkit Editor

HAT provides an editor/CMS with a set of GUI templates that can be filled with text, images audio and video content via a responsive user interface for desktop and mobile devices alike. The content palette can be extended by customized modules, e.g. for display of social-media feeds.

The toolkit includes a collection of templates and modules, allowing control of all application elements including broadcast source, IP video source, images, text, picture gallery, social media feeds, popups and overall application layout. When creating more than one page, a navigation menu is automatically generated.


  • Fast and easy creation of programme-related HbbTV applications
  • Provides a set of App templates tailored to the TV screen
  • Content can be added via an easy to use web interface
  • Supports HbbTV app developers by offering templates and modules like interactive video and photo gallery, text, menus, social media and companion screen support
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Cloud based Monitoring of DVB-T/T2 networks Fraunhofer FOKUS

Broadcast Probing System

Cloud-based monitoring of DVB-T/T2 networks

Linked data for service quality and experience gain in DVB-T/T2 networks. Digital service broadcast suffers from misconfigurations at the source and dynamically changing signal propagation conditions. The lack of feedback leads to undisclosed service degradation and decreased experience. Selective professional monitoring is costly and often not enough to cover large areas. 

Our Broadcast Probing System offers cloud-based continuous near real-time monitoring of broadcast networks by utilizing massively distributed low-cost probes. Controlled either individually or in groups the probes are securely instructed to execute scheduled jobs like scanning, tuning and transport stream inspection. The collected spatiotemporal data links RF characteristics and stream quality (e.g. Signal levels, TS packet errors), multiplexed tables (e.g. AIT/HbbTV, EIT/EPG) and AV dumps to allow for live analysis, evaluation and integration into monitoring environments

Features and assets:

  • Feedback channel for DVB-T/T2 networks to detect potential misconfigurations and service degradation 
  •  Near real-time monitoring of digital service broadcasts (RF level, TS level, AV level, ETSI TR 101 290)
  • Remote control of individual and groups of low-cost probes (Android, Raspberry Pi)
  • Execution of scheduled probing jobs and secure instant access (PKI, TLS)
  • Analysis and evaluation on live and historical linked data (JSON-LD)
  • Integrates with existing monitoring systems and offers a comprehensive API (SNMP, MQTT, REST/HTTPS).
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Open Content Decryption Module Fraunhofer FOKUS

Open Content Decryption Module

PlayReady-compliant CDM for HTML5 content protection 

The Open Content Decryption Module (OCDM) is a Content Decryption Module (CDM) compliant to W3C Encrypted Media Extensions (EME) specification to be used with HTML5 based browser environments. OCDM source code is now available on GitHub.

The Open Source Content Decryption Module has been developed by Fraunhofer FOKUS with the aim to be suitable and interoperable for as many systems and providers as possible. The code is accessible for everyone on GitHub.

It is intended for OEMs, DRM providers, system integrators and browser vendors looking to enable playback of premium video content via EME. The CDMi itself contains most CDM logic and is a c++ wrapper for the embedded platform DRM. This implementation offers interoperable HTML5 based protected video delivery, DRM interoperability based on Common Encryption (CENC) and MPEG-DASH support.

  • Interoperable HTML5-based content protected video delivery
  • EME-compatible Open Source CDM
  • Compliance with CDMi specification
  • Compatible with Microsoft PlayReady
  • Integration with Chromium/Blink