HbbTV


HbbTV requests video streaming proposals

The HbbTV Association has called for input on a reference application for streamed, DRM-protected video to HbbTV televisions and set-top boxes. The request for proposals came as the HbbTV Association said it aims to make it easier for broadcasters and content providers to monetise content by “providing a known working application” that they can use […]

HbbTV Association releases test suite for HbbTV 2

The HbbTV Association has released its test suite version 9.0, which will support the HbbTV 2 specification. According to the association, the new test suite expands on the existing suite, making it 50% larger with an additional 350 new tests covering HbbTV 2 functionality as well as improving test coverage of the HbbTV 1.1 and […]

ETSI publishes new HbbTV spec for UK and Italy transition

The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) has published a new version of the HbbTV specification that will enable the UK and Italy to transition legacy TV services from the old MHEG and MHP standards respectively. TV and set-top manufacturers will upgrade equipment to provide full HbbTV support next year. Ahead of that, there will be […]

HbbTV names new Steering Group members

The HbbTV Association has named its newly elected Steering Group, which will focus on “extending the consumer benefits of hybrid broadcast TV” with the deployment of HbbTV 2.0. The new Steering Group, which will serve for a two-year term, features representatives from Deutsche Telekom, RTL Group, the EBU, Freesat, Samsung and Sony. Klaus Illgner-Fehns, managing […]

HbbTV 2.0 test suite to go live this summer

The HbbTV Association has now received all the test material it needs to release the first HbbTV 2.0-compatible test suite, it announced.    The open standards body said that HbbTV test suite V9.0 is expected to be available before the end of the summer and will add over 500 new tests covering HbbTV 2.0 functionality […]

HbbTV looks to embrace IPTV and companion screens

Extending HbbTV to vertically integrated operator environments including IPTV is among the priorities for future development of the specification, according to Klaus Illgner, chairman, HbbTV Association. Speaking at the HbbTV Symposium in London today Illgner said the development of companion screen services, and enabling the triggering of apps in environments where there is no trigger […]

TRT offers HbbTV VoD in Dolby Digital Plus

Turkish Radio and Television has become the first national broadcaster in Turkey to broadcast its HbbTV VoD services in Dolby Digital Plus. The first content to be streamed will be the historical documentary East to West: The River Flowing Westward from LionTV UK and TRT. TRT’s HbbTV VoD services, also known as TRT ARTI, are […]

Antenna Hungária to extend HbbTV services

Hungarian transmission services provider Antenna Hungária is to extend the range of HbbTV services offered as part of its enhanced MinDig TV Plusz digital-terrestrial pay TV service. The company plans to add sports content, including football and the Olympic Games to its HbbTV offering next year. According to Antenna Hungária, there are now half a […]

RTL Deutschland taps 3-Screen Solutions for n-tv HbbTV app

RTL Deutschland-owned news channel n-tv has tapped 3 Screen Solutions to develop a new HbbTV-compliant TV app. The broadcasters has chosen multiscreen technology specialist 3-Screen Solutions to provide an end-to-end app for the broadcaster that can be used on multiple consumer devices. “3 Screen Solutions has a deep understanding of what makes a great viewer […]

Digital TV Labs to develop HbbTV 2.0 test suite

Digital TV Labs has been selected by the HbbTV Association to test new technologies for HbbTV 2.0, the latest generation of the DVB broadcast hybrid standard. The contract covers the provision of tests for companion screen discovery using DIAL, remote launching of companion screen applications, and remote application to application communication. It also includes tests […]