Neotion launches HbbTV tablet app

Neotion has launched an HbbTV tablet service, that will include a catalogue of apps supported by Neotion’s  BlueBridge platform. The app is designed to let viewers navigate Hbb TV content on a tablet or smartphone whilst in front of their main TV screen, with the viewer able to connect to the TV apps via WiFi. […]

RTRS to pilot HbbTV services in three Russian cities

Russian state-owned broadcasting organisation RTRS is to pilot HbbTV services in three Russian cities, according to deputy CEO Viktor Pinchuk. Speaking at the CSTB 2013 event in Moscow, Pinchuk reportedly said that RTRS was currently testing HbbTV-based hybrid broadcast broadband services using technology from three international providers. It would then move to a pilot phase […]

Digisoft.tv integrates HbbTV

Digital TV software provider Digisoft.tv has integrated the HbbTV hybrid standard to its Iris platform for set-top boxes. The company will offer HbbTV as an open standard component of its DVB/Hybrid offering. Digisoft.tv head of product development Eoin Shanaghy said, “With Iris, Digisoft’s HTML5 platform for next-generation set-top boxes, customers can already build, grow and […]

UPC Cablecom to launch HbbTV services

Swiss cable operator UPC Cablecom is launching services based on the HbbTV interactive TV standard. The operator will introduce HbbTV gradually from January to its French, German and Italian speaking customers. Subscribers will need a DigiCard or a connected TV connected to the internet. Viewers will be able to navigate through the HbbTV menus for […]

DTG Testing tests first HbbTV product

DTG Testing, the test centre set up by the UK’s Digital TV Group, has successfully tested its first HbbTV product as part of its drive to bring the UK in line with European connected TV standards. DTG Testing is now conducting testing of devices against version1.1.1 of the HbbTV specification using the licensed HbbTV test […]

Digital TV Labs registered by HbbTV Consortium

Digital TV Labs, which provides independent receiver conformance products and services, has become the first HbbTV test centre to be registered by the HbbTV Consortium. Digital TV Labs is the first lab officially licensed to certify compliance with the HbbTV 1.1.1 test suite for HbbTV-enabled connected TVs and set-top boxes. Digital TV Labs said it […]

DTG makes UK connected TV spec openly available

The UK’s Digital Television Group (DTG) has made its HbbTV-based connected TV specification openly available to the industry. The D-Book 7 Part B version 2 is designed to build on HbbTV to align the UK with pan-European standards. The spec includes additional features to meet the requirements of UK service providers. As well as incorporating […]

HbbTV makes headway in Spain and Poland

Spain’s public broadcaster RTVE is adding HbbTV interactivity to two of its channels, while Poland’s TVP has completed a trial of the interactive TV standard. RTVE has launched HbbTV services alongside its 24h and TVE International channels. Users with connected TV sets that receive the channels via satellite will be able to access the RTVE.es […]

France 24 launches HbbTV interactivity in Middle East

News broadcaster France 24 is launching a HbbTV-delivered interactive service in the Middle East with operators Orange and Arabsat. The service will enable satellite viewers to use connected TVs to interact with France 24’s linear and on-demand content. It will be delivered in partnership with broadcast services provider GlobeCast this Autumn. GlobeCast will provide ground […]

HbbTV consortium unveils Test Suite

The HbbTV consortium has unveiled the first release of its HbbTV Test Suite, which covers a wide selection of features of the HbbTV 1.1.1 specification. The Test Suite will be used as part of the HbbTV certification programme, and includes specifications, test material and a dedicated program to run the test material. The consortium said […]