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Spanish digital TV forum adopts HbbTV 2

The Spanish Digital TV Tech Forum (Foro Técnico de la Televisión Digital) has adopted the new HbbTV 2 standard, version 2.0.1, in its DTT receiver specification for the Spanish market.

José Luis Vásquez

José Luis Vásquez

The update will apply to the TDT Hibrida ecosystem – based on the Spanish Digital TV Tech Forum specification – and the implementation of HbbTV 2 will now be a mandatory requirement for TDT Hibrida certification.

“With this update, Spanish DTT can bring new interactivity and other advanced features to TV sets and companion screens,” said Jose Luis Vázquez, chair of the Asociación Española de Televisión Digital Interactiva (AEDETI).

“The adoption of HbbTV 2 marks an important step forward for the Spanish TV market.”

HbbTV 2 brings new functionality to HbbTV terminals and enables enhanced dynamic ad insertion, simple cross-device viewing and standardised Ultra HD delivery with HEVC.

AEDETI led the Forum’s adoption of HbbTV 2 with participation from Spanish broadcasters and electronics manufacturers. The AEDETI and the HbbTV Association announced news of the update today.