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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 […]

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 unveils new conformance test suite

Interactive TV standards body the HbbTV Association has unveiled a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite. The HbbTV Association describes the new version,  v2020-1 as the first major release of the Test Suite in 2020. The release contains 2,586 test cases in total, including 177 tests for the new features in HbbTV specification […]

HbbTV Association launches targeted advertising spec

The HbbTV Association has released its specification for targeted advertising.  The association promises that the HbbTV specification for targeted advertising (HbbTV-TA) will “set a standard for broadcasters and the advertising industry” which will enable the creation of new business models and the generation of new revenue sources which have to date been restricted to OTT […]

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