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NorDig Metadata specification 1.3

NorDig releases NorDig EPG/Event metadata exchange format specification v.1.3 (October 2019)

NorDig has updated the NorDig EPG/Event metadata exchange format specification and implementation package including guidelines, example files and related documents according to the updated version of the TV-Anytime specification released by ETSI in June 2019 ETSI TS 102 822-3-1 V1.11.2 (2019-06).

This update of NorDig EPG/Event metadata exchange format specification v.1.3 is manly made to follow the update of the TVAnytime specification including correcting the cardinality of RightsInformation.Format, the Classification Schemas made by NorDig is changed from urn:tva to urn:nordig and added info about ServiceTypeCS.
Ondemand example file is added to the implementation package including definition of Ondemand types and wording.

The NorDig EPG/Event metadata exchange format specification v.1.3 (October 2019) and implementation package updates from NorDig EPG/Event metadata exchange format specification v.1.2 include the TV-Anytime specification updates and some minor typos.

NorDig common EPG/Event metadata exchange format is meant for professional B2B use for all stakeholders in the distribution chain. The specification refers to the NorDig Unified IRD specification and NorDig Roll of Operation.

The NorDig EPG/Event metadata exchange format specification v.1.3, supports NorDig requirement including rights management and cross platform distribution, covers EPG / Event program information both for Live and On Demand content, on all media platforms (broadcast TV, PC, mobile, Tablets, etc.) and distribution networks (DTT, Sat, internet, etc.).

Guidelines for implementation of NorDig TV-Anytime (TVA) metadata exchange format, is a document meant for broadcasters, other content providers and distributors to facilitate planning and implementation of NorDig common EPG/Event metadata exchange format (based on the TV-Anytime standard), in their production chain, metadata delivering systems and distribution networks.

The Implementation package contains technical guidelines for implementation of NorDig TVA, metadata XML files, NorDig Termslist, NorDig DeviseType, DeviceOS and RightsType lists, NorDig TVA example scenarios and NorDig TVA metadata XML example files.
It also includes “Guidelines for Last minutes update” – document meant for help to broadcasters and other content providers to facilitate planning and implementation of “last minutes update” in their production chain and metadata delivering systems for live and “correcting” Catchup segmenting.

NorDig maintain the specification and will ensure updates of the TVA specification
to supports future requirements and needs in new TVA releases, and will be able to help and support with expertise and know-how about implementation to content providers and distributors.

The specification and guidelines are, as all other NorDig specifications, available and free to use for all interested, NorDig members or non-members on https://nordig.org/

Download: NorDig EPG/Event metadata exchange format specification v.1.3 (October 2019)
Download: NorDig TVA Guidelines for implementation with example files and related documents.

Link to updated TV-Anytime specification
/ ETSI TS 102 822-3-1 v1.11.2. (2019-06) Broadcast and On-line Services: Search, select, and rightful use of content (“TV-Anytime”); Part 3: Metadata; Sub-part 1: Phase 1 – Metadata schemas: ETSI TS 102 822-3-1 V1.11.2 (2019-06).

For more information contact:
Per Tullstedt, chairman NorDig Technical Committee, per.tullstedt@teracom.se
or Peter Mølsted, chairman NorDig EPG/Event metadata group, molested@mail.dk

NorDig is specifying a common platform for digital tv to be used within the Nordic region and Ireland.

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