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Interactive TV Standards by Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, Steven Morris

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4 Applications and Application Management

MHP and OCAP receivers support several types of interactive applications. In this chapter we will look at these types of applications and see how they differ from one another. We will also look at a simple example application and at what developers should and should not do to make their applications as reliable as possible.

OCAP and MHP can support applications written in either Java or HTML, although support for HTML applications is optional in both standards and thus Java is currently the most common choice by far. To emphasize that they are not just normal Java applications, Java applications for MHP receivers are called DVB-J applications, whereas Java applications written for OCAP receivers are ...

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