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HbbTV Association adds new members

Seven new members have joined the HbbTV Association. The HbbTV Association is a global initiative promoting an open standard for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services. The new members of the group are: ARRIS (now part of CommScope), Irdeto, DATV, Enensys Technologies, Fluendo, Samba TV and SmarDTV Global. “We are excited about so many […]

TDF to provide HbbTV targeted ad tech internationally with Enensys

French transmission service provider TDF has teamed up with technology outfit Enensys to further the development of HbbTV-based targeted advertising on the country’s digital-terrestrial platform. TDF has developed what it describes as an innovative technology to enable dynamic ad substitution on the DTT platform using the HbbTV specifications. The first trials of the technology took […]

Panasonic deploys HbbTV OpApp for HD+ access in Germany

Panasonic has launched the first commercial deployment of the HbbTV Operator App, allowing viewers in Germany to access the HD+ platform direct through their TV. The HbbTV OpApp specification lets users access the full HD+ bouquet of live and on-demand TV on any 2019 Panasonic OLED UHD smart TV sold in Germany. HD+ channels and […]

Enensys joins HbbTV

Digital video technology company Enensys Technologies has become a member of the HbbTV organisation to strengthen its position as a provider of targeted advertising tech. Enensys said it had already developed and deployed on a major European national network a regionalised advertising solution for the DVB-T2 network, and wants to strengthen its involvement as a […]

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 […]

ProSiebenSat.1 revamps red button offering via HbbTV

ProSiebenSat.1 has rolled out a new red button offering for smart TVs in Germany, based on the HbbTV standard. The new red button portal offers full TV episodes and content, with the media library organised by topic into playlists. Smart TV users can access entertainment from the ProSieben, Sat.1, Kabel Eins, Sixx, ProSieben Maxx, Sat.1 […]

HbbTV Association announces free-to-use DASH DRM

The HbbTV Association has released its DASH DRM Reference Application, which is designed to make it easier to deploy services that require HbbTV together with DRM and DASH. The association said that the ability for content providers to deliver DRM-protected content to consumers via MPEG-DASH using an HbbTV application is key to enabling the monetisation […]

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 […]

Spanish broadcasters team up for new OTT TV platform

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE and commercial broadcasters Atresmedia and Mediaset plan to launch a joint OTT TV platform that could see them compete with the likes of Netflix, Movistar+, HBO and Sky in the Spanish market. The three broadcasters initially plan to launch an interactive TV platform, based on the HbbTV standard, that would complement […]

Vestel taps Vewd for HbbTV 2.0.1 devices

Turkish TV manufacturer Vestel has signed a deal with OTT technology provider Vewd to use more of the latter’s products across its range of smart TV models. According to Vewd, the deal will see one of the largest deployments of TVs with smart functionality based on the HbbTV standard to date. Vestel’s deployment of TVs […]

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