CableLabs Issues VOD Metadata Spec

Cable Television Laboratories Inc. issued its Video-On-Demand Metadata Content Specification 2.0 Monday.

The cable industry’s research-and-development consortium said the specification improves upon version 1.1, currently in use, “by aiding cable operators as they prepare for scaling up content offerings and customer usage in next-generation VOD services.”

CableLabs added that version 2.0 creates “a video-distribution specification for content providers and aggregators that reduces back-end content-transport and storage demands, increases the amount of standardized metadata available for use in searching and simplifies the user interface.”

VOD Metadata Content Specification 2.0 is the first application to use the Asset Distribution Interface 2.0 Platform Specifications, according to CableLabs.