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 […]

HbbTV Association publishes ‘virtual STB’ app specification

The HbbTV Association has finalised and published its Operator Applications Specification, which is designed to let TV operators offer set-top box functionality direct from apps. The specification allows TV operators, in partnership with TV manufacturers, to provide an operator-branded experience as an application on TVs, essentially acting as a ‘virtual set-top box’. The first OppApp […]

Markíza taps Hybrid for HbbTV interactive ads

Slovakian commercial broadcaster Markíza Group has launched interactive commercial advertising based on the HbbTV platform. The Markíza Group has begun offering HbbTV-based interactive advertising on its Markíza, Dajto and Doma channels. The group said it was offering commercial advertisers up to seven interactive ad types and a range of targeting methods. Markíza has tapped Prague-based […]

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 publishes IPTV spec

Hybrid digital-terrestrial and IP standards outfit the HbbTV Association has finalised and published its IPTV Specification, building on its HbbTV 2 spec. The new specification has been published by ETSI as TS 103 555 and it defines how HbbTV devices such as set-top boxes and TVs can be used with IPTV services. Two distinct types […]

Tivù unveils first HbbTV 2.0.1 app

Italian DTT platform Tivù has teamed up with Samsung and Yotta Media Labs to unveil what they say is the world’s first HbbTV 2.0.1 application at IBC in Amsterdam. The tivùon! App, that is owned by Tivù, will officially be launched in the Italian market will be in Q4 on tivuon!-certified Samsung HbbTV devices. The […]

Fox makes HD services available via HbbTV in Hungary

Fox Networks Group has made more HD content available on Antenna Hungária-owned Hungarian digital-terrestrial pay TV service MinDig TV Extra via HbbTV applications. MinDig TV Extra subscribers can now watch Fox, Nat Geo and Nat Geo Wild shows in HD resolution via HbbTV-connected smart TVs. Viewers can switch to HD resolution of the services by […]

Spanish digital TV forum adopts HbbTV 2

The Spanish Digital TV Tech Forum (Foro Técnico de la Televisión Digital) has adopted the new HbbTV 2 standard, version 2.0.1, in its DTT receiver specification for the Spanish market. The update will apply to the TDT Hibrida ecosystem – based on the Spanish Digital TV Tech Forum specification – and the implementation of 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 […]

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