DLNA launches new guidelines for streaming premium content

DLNA - Digital Living Network Alliance

The Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) has announced new 'interopability guidelines' to aid the delivery of high-quality, premium video content to supported devices.

DLNA support allows devices such as TVs, Blu-ray players and games consoles, such as the PlayStation 3, to stream content from DLNA-enabled devices such as PCs and NAS drives, over your network.

This latest certification aims to set a common method by which premium content can be delivered using DLNA devices.

Nidhish Parikh, chairman and president of DLNA, said: "The release of these Interoperability Guidelines is the first step in what is a key global strategic objective for DLNA over the next year.”

DLNA boasts more than 200 companies as members including LG, Panasonic, Samsung, Sharp and Sony, and US content providers such as Time Warner Cable.

We're off to a briefing with DLNA later today to find out what these developments mean for consumers, and what DLNA has in store for 2011.

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Joe is Content Director for T3 and What Hi-Fi?, having previously been the Global Editor-in-Chief of What Hi-Fi?. He has worked on What Hi-Fi? across the print magazine and website for more than 15 years, writing news, reviews and features on everything from turntables to TVs, headphones to hi-fi separates. He has covered product launch events across the world, from Apple to Technics, Sony and Samsung; reported from CES, the Bristol Show, and Munich High End for many years; and written for sites such as the BBC, Stuff, and the Guardian. In his spare time, he enjoys expanding his vinyl collection and cycling (not at the same time).