Multimedia Home Platform – DVB-MHP is open middleware from the DVB project for interactive television. It enables the reception and execution of interactive, Java-based applications on a TV set that can be delivered over a broadcast channel, together with the audio and video streams. The applications can provide information services such as games, interactive voting, e-mail, SMS and shopping. Some may require using an IP return channel.
Early deployments included DVB-T in Italy, DVB-S in Korea and Poland and DVB-C in Belgium. There have also been trails in other countries.