Enhanced TV-BIF (Enhanced Television-Binary Interchange Format, EBIF, ETV) - EBIF, or Enhanced (TV) Binary Interchange Format, is a binary form of XML (extensible markup language). EBIF is part of CableLabs' ETV Standard. Until tru2way (originally known as OCAP, then OpenCable and now rebranded as tru2way) is fully implemented in the cable TV industry, EVT-BIF can be used to extend more basic but impressive interactive applications to the currently deployed (and less advanced) set-boxes. A number of interactive TV technology providers work with ETV-BIF (EBIF).

The EBIF content format is meant to represent an optimized collection of widget and specifications for the definition of multimedia type pages which appear similar to web pages. These "pages" are for use within an enhanced television or interactive television system.

ETV/EBIF Businesses

OpenCable Platform - OCAP - Tru2way