An Ocean Blue Paper on MHEG Support for a Return Channel

Date Added: Dec 2009
Format: PDF

The MHEG-5 return path is an extension to MHEG-5 that gives more bandwidth to broadcasters by using the internet. There are two main reasons behind this extension; for services such as the BBC, a return path in MHEG-5 allows them to add streaming and static content on top of broadcast content, thus allowing for much more data to be available via MHEG-5. For instance, a menu option on MHEG-5 saying "Football Highlights" that when selected would go to a URL that would have been specified in the MHEG-5 application and obtain the stream and any additional MHEG-5 content via the return path.