Access HTML Browser supports HbbTV

TV software company Access has announced that its recently launched NetFront Browser NX 2.0 profile has been extended to support the HbbTV standard.

NetFront Browser NX 2.0 DTV profile is a WebKit-based HTML5 browser. HbbTV is a pan-European initiative aimed at harmonising the broadcast and broadband delivery of entertainment to the consumer. Access is an HbbTV member, with the company’s solution compliant with the unified European HbbTV standard.

“We have extended our new browser to support HbbTV so that device manufacturers can rest assured that there is a browser available which aligns with the latest developments in both HbbTV and HTML5 – two industry standards which continue to increase in importance,” said Neale Foster, vice-president of global sales, Access. “NetFront Browser NX 2.0 DTV Profile offers a cost-efficient solution for OEMs and middleware companies that otherwise may have had to run two separate browser engines in their devices to accommodate both HbbTV and HTML5. It is crucial for the broadcast industry to be early adopters of standards such as these to continue to provide consumers with the high quality experiences they expect.”