Eutelsat KabelKiosk selects HTTV middleware for HbbTV IPTV offering

Eutelsat’s KabelKiosk platform, which serves cable operators in Germany and neighbouring countries, has selected software provider HTTV’s open-middleware for connected TV set-top boxes to power its new wholesale HbbTV IPTV offering. KabelKiosk will use httvLink, HTTV’s HbbTV middleware, in what HTTV claims will be the first time that HbbTV will be deployed on IPTV networks anywhere […]

Novabase to launch HbbTV-compliant HDMI dongle

Novabase-owned Novabase Digital TV Technologies is set to launch what it claims is the first HbbTV compliant HDMI dongle at CES in Las Vegas next week. The device, an HDMI-stick IPTV set-top, will run Sigma Designs’ SMP8674 media processor and HTTV’s open httvLink middleware.

Antenna Hungária launches HbbTV trial for MinDig TV

Hungarian transmission services provider Antenna Hungária has begun testing HbbTV services as part of its MinDig TV offering.  The MinDig TV Plus HbbTV trial service involves streaming services from Fix TV, MTVA and Swiss Radio encompassing extended magazine content, news, weather and other elements. Antenna Hungária has teamed up with Finland-based middleware provider Sofia Digital […]

HbbTV Association extends logo licensing to CE manufacturers

The HbbTV Association has extended licensing of its logo to consumer electronics manufacturers, meaning that vendors of HbbTV devices can now use the logo to show compatibility with the standard.  Devices must pass the association’s test suite to receive approval to use the logo, either through self-testing or via a registered test centre. According to […]

Espial launches new version of TV browser

Technology company Espial has launched a new version of its TV browser.  According to Espial, the new version of the browser delivers an enhanced user experience through the use of HTML5, HbbTV and WebKit technologies, and has been approved for YouTube on TV. New functionalities include support for live TV tuners embedded in HTML5 apps, […]

Access adds HbbTV support to browser for automotive applications

Technology company Access has added support for the HbbTV interactive standard to its NetFront Browser to enable the deployment of interactive TV services by the automotive industry. Access already provides a range of systems for the automotive business, including the HTML5-based NetFront Browser and NetFront Living Connect, a DLNA multiiscreen solution that enables content bto […]

Česká Televize moves forward with HbbTV service

Czech public broadcaster Česká Televize has launched the second phase of an HbbTV pilot project by making 70,000 hours of content available to smart TVs. The broadcaster’s digital archive, iVysílani, will now be available via TV as well as desktop, tablet and smartphone. Česká Televize initially launched HbbTV applications a year ago with Superteletext and […]

WISI and IP.Netcom launch HbbTV-IPTV combination set-top

German cable technology company WISI and IP.Netcom have teamed up to provide a hybrid HbbTV and classic IPTV set-top box as part of the AiMS multiscreen content management system.  The set-top uses the ETSI DVB-IP standard and has a CI+ slot as well as embedded Conax CAS 7.5 conditoinal access with card pairing, giving end […]

Digital TV Labs launches HbbTV logo conformance tests

UK-based Digital TV Labs has unveiled what is says is the first conformance testing service for the new HbbTV logo programme for hybrid devices. The new HbbTV logo program enables manufacturers to display compliance with the HbbTV specification and official test suite in return for an annual licence fee. The Digital TV Labs programme includes […]

HbbTV looks to up global deployment

The HbbTV consortium is launching a marketing campaign in a bid to increase awareness of the broadcast standard and accelerate global deployment.  Newly appointed co-chairs of the consortium’s marketing group, Kirk Edwardson and Régis Saint Girons, have been tasked with helping advance the standard and working with HbbTV members. Edwardson is currently also the head […]