HbbTV


Vianeos releases new HbbTV middleware

TV technology company Vianeos has released a new HbbTV middleware platform which it says is compatible with all HbbTV devices including TVs and set-top boxes. The October HbbTV Edition is available as a standalone appliance, software only or cloud access, according to Vianeos. It covers corporate, hospitality, healthcare and education applications and offers access to […]

EBU to offer free HbbTV platform for Olympics

The EBU is offering its members a platform to deploy HbbTV services during this year’s Olympic Games and Eurovision Song Contest. Three white label applications will be provided free-of-charge to EBU members, who can customise them with their own content to provide interactive services including catch-up, VOD, interactive advertising, voting, gaming and social networking. EBU […]

HbbTV trial for GlobeCast and France 24

GlobeCast and France 24 will launch a HbbTV trial in early 2012 with the support of Orange and SES. The service, to be offered to satellite viewers of France 24, initially in western Europe, will add a layer of interactivity to connected TVs. Throughout 2012, participating satellite TV viewers will be able to use their […]

Volkswagen turns to KIT Digital for interactive ads

Car maker Volkswagen is using KIT Digital’s technology to deliver red-button interactive advertising. Viewers will be able to press the red button and arrive to a “digital showroom” where they can view the new Volkswagen Beetle prototype. The interactive campaign will be available on HbbTV-based hybrid broadcast broadband TV and connected TV services. Kaleil Isaza […]

DTG’s D-Book 7 approves HbbTV specs

The Digital TV Group (DTG), the standards organisation that represents over 100 UK TV companies, has approved HbbTV-based connected TV specifications in the latest version of the D-Book, its digital-terrestrial TV technology specifications. D-Book 7, which was published in draft earlier this year, defines the critical interoperable coexistence of broadcast and broadband services and devices […]

Digital TV Labs claims reduction in HbbTV test time

Digital TV Labs, which provides specialised receiver conformance products and services, has claimed a reduction in test time for HbbTV applications via automating key functionality within its Ligada iSuite. The tool will be fully compliant with the official HbbTV Test Suite and allows receiver manufacturers to bring HbbTV-ready products to market quickly and cost-effectively, according […]

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