HbbTV Association

Less is more as HbbTV strips out unused features for latest release

Hybrid broadband-broadcast standards organisation the HbbTV Association has completed work on an update to its core specification, HbbTV 2.0.3.  The update marks the first time that HbbTV has removed some features and is announcing the intention to remove others in the future. What the body describes as ‘never-used’ parts of the media synchronisation, companion screen […]

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 […]

HbbTV Association moves forward with app discovery spec

The HbbTV Association has published its specification for phase 2 of application discovery over broadband (ADB). According to the HbbTV Association, this specification has been developed for markets in which set-top boxes are extensively used for TV reception, a potential barrier to consumers accessing HbbTV services. The ADB feature is designed to enable consumers to […]

HbbTV Associaton publishes new version of conformance test suite

The HbbTV Association’s testing group has published a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite. The new version is called v2019-2, marking the second and last major release of the Test Suite in 2019, according to the association. The release comprises new tests for the HbbTV 2.0.2 specification, including HDR and HFR video, AC-4 […]

HbbTV and DVB partner on DASH validation tool

The HbbTV Association has partnered with the DVB industry consortium to compile a DASH validation tool. The tool checks ISO/IEC 23009-1 MPEG-DASH media presentation descriptions and segments to ensure conformance with DASH-related specifications from DVB and HbbTV. HbbTV Association chair, Vincent Grivet, said that validation tool “will help application developers and content providers verify that […]

Sky, Google, Rai join HbbTV Association

A number of high-profile companies have joined the HbbTV Association in the past year, including Google, Sky and Italian public broadcaster Rai. Other new member include Greek public broadcaster ERT, Italian technology provider Kineton, and Chinese consumer electronics manufacturer Skyworth, the association announced. “We are excited about these high-profile companies joining HbbTV Association,” said Vincent […]

HbbTV Association names new chair and vice-chair

The HbbTV Association, which promotes the open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, has named a new chair, vice-chair and steering group. Vincent Grivet, head of broadcast at TDF, has been elected as chair, replacing Klaus Illgner from IRT, who resigned for personal reasons earlier this […]

DTG outlines latest UK TV requirements in D-Book 10

The DTG has released D-Book 10, the latest specification for UK television that is designed to enable to the continuing transition towards HbbTV. D-Book 10 is an industry determined, next-generation specification, which supports future interactive services and marks an update to D-Book 9. Among the updates contained in D-Book 10 is the introduction of Single […]

HbbTV Association releases updated test suite

The HbbTV Association has released version 9.2 of its test suite, to support HbbTV certification of devices coming to market in 2018. The Test Suite is available to be used by any organisation through one of the registered HbbTV test centres or directly by HbbTV members themselves. “Designed to enable compliance with the current HbbTV […]

HbbTV Association backs Nordic move to HbbTV2

The HbbTV Association has welcomed NorDig’s new specification, which marks the Nordic region’s first steps from HbbTV1.5 to HbbTV 2.0. NorDig – which specifies the technical specifications for digital TV in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Ireland – released specifications to support the adoption of HbbTV 2 at the end of last month. Responding today […]