HbbTV Association upgrades test suite and DASH DRM

Hybrid TV standards body, the HbbTV Association has unveiled enhancements to its HbbTV Test Suite and the DASH DRM Reference Application. Developed by the HbbTV Testing Group, the 2023-1 HbbTV Test Suite provides a total 2,987 tests of which 2,385 are approved. It comes as an aim to continuously improve the quality and coverage of […]

HbbTV Association unveils new version of its core specification

The HbbTV Association has announced the new version 2.0.4 of its core specification designed for delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes. The version 2.0.4 includes an integration with voice assistants, with accessibility features such as dialogue enhancement or user interface magnification. Alongside a new […]

HbbTV Association releases updated Conformance Test Suite

The HbbTV Association has announced the release of a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite. Developed by the HbbTV Testing Group, v2022-2 is the second major release of the Test Suite in 2022. It contains 3,000 test cases, including a mixture of tests that have been approved for the first time, and tests […]

FAST channel wedo movies extends reach with Zattoo and HbbTV

Germany’s Video Solutions AG is making its advertising-financed, free feature film channel wedo movies accessible via TV streaming provider Zattoo. The FAST offering will be available across all packages, including Zattoo’s free package Free. In addition to the linear channel, customers of paid Zattoo packages can also use additional interactive functions, such as pausing the […]

Media Broadcast and DOTSCREEN renew Freenet HbbTV portal partnership

Multiscreen video applications and UI specialist DOTSCREEN has announced the renewal of its multi-year contract with Media Broadcast in Germany.  The contract will see DOTSCREEN continue to support the Freenet HbbTV portal in Germany which it originally designed and developed in 2016. The pair have renewed their contract for a further two years.  The Freenet […]

HbbTV Association launches Developer Portal

Interactive TV standards body the HbbTV Association has launched the HbbTV Developer Portal, a new free service designed to provide software developers with an introductory guide on how to programme and run HbbTV applications. The developer ortal, available at https://developer.hbbtv.org, also provides technical information for advanced users as well as a forum where developers can […]

HbbTV Association adds seven

The HbbTV Association has announced the addition of seven new members to the body. The association is a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes. The group has announced that seven new companies have joined […]

Vision247 launches HbbTV app on Freeview devices

Channel aggregator Vision247, which distributes a range of services via connected devices on the UK Freeview platform, has launched an  HbbTV offering that will run alongside its legacy MHEG apps. VisionTV went live as an HbbTV App one week ago and can be found on Freeview channel 264.  The MHEG version of the service has been available […]

Seraphic updates HbbTV browser

Hybrid TV solutions provider Seraphic has upgraded its HbbTV browser SDK to version 6.0. Based on the up-to-date Chromium browser engine, Seraphic’s HbbTV SDK 6.0 implements significant performance improvements, including support for the latest HbbTV 2.0.3 specification and the HbbTV-TA specification, providing essential technical support for ODM launching Addressable TV products. The company said that […]

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