HbbTV Association publishes new conformance test suite

Interactive TV standards body the HbbTV Association has published a new version of a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite.

The association says that the latest, version, v2020-2, is the second and most important major release of the Test Suite in 2020.

The release contains 2,759 test cases in total, an increase by 173 test cases since the v2020-1 release, according to the HbbTV Association. It also includes the first 90 test cases for the new HbbTV specification for targeted advertising (HbbTV-TA), which was published in February. The remaining test cases for HbbTV-TA will be delivered during 2020 and should form part of the 2021-1 release, according to the outfit.

The Conformance Test Suite is designed as a tool for device manufacturers to verify compliance of their products with the most current HbbTV specifications and their new features. The Test Suite is available through one of the registered HbbTV test centres and to HbbTV members for use in their own facilities.
“The release of the new HbbTV Compliance Test Suite version, offering enhanced and increased verification possibilities, is a sign that the HbbTV Association and community remain completely operational in spite of the Coronavirus pandemic constraints. Viewing habits have affirmed the important role of traditional television as a reliable source of news, information and entertainment,” said Vincent Grivet, Chair of the HbbTV Association.

“The HbbTV specifications enable broadcasters, operators and manufacturers to make the TV viewing experience even more flexible, personalised and attractive while opening up new revenue sources and business models. The extended Test Suite ensures that existing and new features quickly and smoothly reach HbbTV-compliant TV sets and set-top boxes.”