Digital VideoBroadcastMultimedia Home Platform (DVB-MHP) is a Java platform for interactive television (ITV). DVB-MHP is a restricted version of the Java Virtual Machine (JVM), which has been extended with additional functions for digital TV
. The set-top box used in DVB-MHP technology receives HTML pages and Java applets and sends requests to
the DVB server. The set-top box uses an extended broadcast profile to download interactive applications via broadcast, including interactive broadcast forbidirectionalcommunication, which is sent to the server via an IP-based reverse channel, and Internet access
forprocessing Internet content.
DVB-MHP forms the basis for further standards.
For example, for DVB-GEM, Globally Executable MHP (GEM), on which the Open CableApplication Platform (OCAP) and the Advanced Common Application Platform (ACAP) are based, as well as ARIB from the Association of Radio Industries and Business.