HbbTV


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 […]

Zinwell integrates HTTV OS for new set-tops

Taiwan-based set-top manufacturer Zinwell has integrated France-based TV software provider HTTV’s httvLink combined HbbTV and HTML5 operating system in its receivers. The new product, based on Broadcom’s BCM7563 DVB-T2 chipset, will be demonstrated at BroadcastAsia, and is expected to be adopted in the Asian and African markets. Zinwell set-tops with httvLink will provide DVB-Ts modulation […]

Swisscom launches HbbTV service for SRG

Swisscom has launched HbbTV services for public broadcaster SRG’s channels as part of its TV 2.0 offering.  Swisscom has activated the new service, which replaces former Teletext offerings and includes new features.  HbbTV will be available in HD programmes shown on SRG. HbbTV is also available on the ARD, ZDF, ORF1 and ORF2 TV channels […]

Estonia’s Levira launches HbbTV service

Estonian digital television operator Levira has launched hybrid TV services in the country in partnership with Sofia Digital’s HbbTV platform. Levira has launched hybrid TV services on the TasutaTV terrestrial TV platform. The HbbTV-based ‘HübriidTV’ service offers rich EPG and catch-up TV features for the major Estonian free-to-air channels. “HbbTV is a solution to enjoy […]

Zenterio taps Access to add HbbTV support

TV operating system provider Zenterio has add HbbTV support to its platform after teaming up with software browser provider Access. Zenterio said that the addition of HbbTV to its platform would enable it to offer a strengthened proposition for broadcasters and hybrid operators that want to launch interactive services based on standard technologies. “HbbTV is […]

Selevision teams with Arabsat to launch Middle East HbbTV platform

Saudi Arabia-based technology provider Selevision has teamed up with satellite operator Arabsat to launch what the pair say will be the first HbbTV-based service in Middle East and North Africa region. The Service will be provided to Arabsat customers from Jordan Media City, via service provider Du in the UAE and via Overon in Spain. […]

Aston debuts first HbbTV 2.0-based push VoD

Aston is launching an HbbTV 1.5-compliant HD DVR set-top box platform that it says will be the first on the market to offer Push VoD services using the new HbbTV v2.0 standard. Aston has teamed up with satellite operator Eutelsat to develop a new end-to-end HbbTV Push VoD system, using the all new HbbTV 2.0 […]

HTTV and Skyworth provide HbbTV STB to Parabole Réunion

HTTV is partnering with set-top box maker Skyworth to provide an HbbTV-compliant STB to DTH pay TV operator Parabole Réunion.  Parabole Réunion provides satellite TV to customers in the East Indian Ocean Islands of Réunion, Mauritius, Madagascar, Mayotte and Comoros. The firms claim that the deal marks the first time that viewers in the region […]

ARD launches ARD.connect for tablets and smartphones

German public broadcaster ARD has launched ARD.connect, an app for smartphones or tablets that allows viewers to search, retrieve and bookmark ARD programmes on TVs, using their devices to play ARD on-demand content and view additional information.  The app allows viewers to pair their tablets and smartphones with HbbTV-compliant devices.