DTG’s D-Book makes HbbTV mandatory for first time

The Digital Television Group (DTG) has released D-Book 12.6 – the latest update that sets out the technical interoperability requirements for digital terrestrial and hybrid delivery television in the UK, underpinning Freeview, YouView, Freesat, EE TV, BT TV and TalkTalk TV.  The latest edition of the D-Book mandates support for the HbbTV hybrid broadcast-broadband standard […]

HbbTV Association releases targeted advertising spec 

The HbbTV Association has announced the publication of the second phase of its solution for Targeted Advertising (TA).  The group said that the TA enables substitution of broadcast adverts with targeted adverts in situations where the broadcast TV signal is received by a STB and passed to the HbbTV TV set via a connection such […]

UHD Spain tests hybrid TV transmissions

Spanish UHD industry association UHD Spain has begun broadcasting via hybrid television. Viewers can tune their smart TVs to a digital terrestrial channel in their region and use the red button on their remote control to access via HbbTV live 4K content offered by UHD Spain across the country. The hybrid access has been implemented […]

HbbTV launches new test suite

Hybrid broadcast-broadband standards body the HbbTV Association has released the 2021-21 version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite and the Test Assertions Repository (TAR). The new version, v2021-1, is the first major release of the Test Suite in 2021 and contains 2,963 test cases in total, an increase by 142 test cases since the v2020-3 […]

Freeview Australia deploys HbbTV 2.0

Freeview Australia has launched its new free enhanced HbbTV service. The new Freeview solution combines 35 linear channels with access to an on demand library of more than 50,000 programmes. It is set to be rolled out on April 14, and will deliver content from ABC iview, SBS On Demand, 7plus, 9Now and 10 play. […]

Access Europe licenses Eurofins’ Ligada iSuite for HbbTV and Freeview Play

Technology outfit Access Europe has signed a licensing agreement with Eurofins Digital Testing for its Ligada iSuite enhance conformance testing for HbbTV and Freeview Play. The deal enables Access to ensure that its NetFront Browser BE provides a commercially supported and regularly updated Chromium-based platform to consumer electronics manufacturers for next-generation Android and Linux based HbbTV Smart TVs and […]

Dotscreen renews freenet TV HbbTV portal contract

Multi-screen video applications & UI specialist Dotscreen has renewed its multi-year contract with Media Broadcast, the platform operator of freenet TV in Germany. Freenet TV, which is predominantly known for its pay TV service broadcast via DVB-T2 HD and via DVB-S2, launched its HbbTV freenet TV portal in 2016 with the Parisian Dotscreen as a […]

Amazon, Discovery and TELE System Digital announced as latest HbbTV Association members

A trio of high-profile companies have joined the HbbTV Association, the body has announced Over the past six months, Amazon, Discovery and TELE System Digital have become members of the industry association. The additions take the total membership of 77 companies from all areas of the broadcast and broadband industry, with existing members including the […]

Zattoo launches HbbTV on Android TV Operator Tier box

Technology outfit Zattoo has launched hybrid broadcast-broadband software HbbTV on its latest Android TV Operator Tier certified 4K/UHD set-top box.  Zattoo said that the availability of HbbTV on the Android box gives its operator customers the flexibility to benefit from the latest TV technology while giving subscribers access to their proven features and functionality. The […]

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 […]

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