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 […]

Viaccess-Orca to highlight TV Everywhere and HbbTV

Content security specialist Viaccess-Orca plans to highlight TV Everywhere and HbbTV solutions at ANGA COM. According to Viaccess-Orca, its TV Everywhere solution allows content service providers in broadcast and IP markets to deploy a multi-screen TV service that is consistent, secured and personalised to a viewer’s preferences, while its HbbTV solution is based on proven […]

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 […]