Intellect releases trial UK HbbTV spec

UK technology trade body Intellect has released a trial specification for HbbTV in the UK to enable HbbTV services to be deployed on UK digital-terrestrial devices.

Intellect is hosting and making available a test stream and has initiated consultation with broadcasters and other stakeholders.

William Higham, director at Intellect said: “Harmonisation with the EU offers more choice to UK consumers. It brings the ability to connect and stream additional channels and applications from across Europe, whether Eurovision or local news from a potential holiday destination. Moving towards TV without borders also gives huge scale advantages to UK content-makers and technology companies, in short the UK’s vital creative industries. Today is part of a discussion with UK stakeholders about how the UK can be a leading part of the European television market again.”

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