Providing expertise in digital broadcasting.
Strategy & Technology Ltd was formed in mid-1996 by engineers and consultants who had previously worked independently in the rapidly developing field of broadcast digital TV. S&T principals David Cutts and Nick Birch have been active participants in the development of digital TV standards for the last decade and have developed the company's capabilities to define and implement standards for digital TV - particulaly in interactivity. In this field S&T currently provides editorial services to DVB for the MHP specification and also plays an active role in the UK Digital Television Group.
S&T focuses on creating software systems to support the authoring and broadcasting of interactive content using public standards. The company has developed a complete chain for authoring and broadcasting using the MHEG-5 UK Profile standard, which is transmitted using the DSM-CC Object Carousel, and is now introducing enhanced versions for use in the DVB-MHP .
S&T's customers include many leaders in the interactive TV community. S&T software is the core transmission software for the developing MHP testing facilities, for DTG Testing Ltd's receiver test systems, and is used by ITV, Channel 4 and NTL for DTT transmissions.
S&T's applications are used in the DTT versions of the hit interactive shows 'Big Brother' and 'Banzai' and in 24x7 services including 'itvTEXT+' and 'Fourtext '.
Through its Digital Television Software Joint Venture with Eldon Technology, S&T supplies MHEG engines to TV receiver and set-top box manufacturers.