The DVB Consortium has released a new version of DVB-DASH, adding for the first time a low latency mode.

Low latency is the key to delivering linear television content over the Internet, especially when broadcasting live events, because it provides the possibility of streaming broadcasts with a time delay comparable to the delay when broadcasting live television programs.

It will also help ensure the personalization of live broadcast content interspersed with content delivered over the Internet.

The DVB-DASH standard is based on MPEG-DASH, which was the first internationally approved solution for streaming via HTTP with an adaptive bitrate.

DVB A168 Blue Book is now available for download.

The specification was approved by the DVB Governing Council in July 2019, however, its publication was postponed due to the need to make “editorial changes” after subsequent meetings of the MPEG working group.

Recall that a year earlier, DVB and HbbTV introduced a tool for checking DASH.