The UK Digital TV Group (DTG) has approved HbbTV-based connected TV specifications in the latest version of the D-Book, D-Book 7.
D-Book 7 – published for consultation earlier in the year – defines the critical interoperable coexistence of broadcast and broadband services and devices and has been formally approved by DTG Council and DTG Technical Council. Version 1 of part B of the specification for connected TV products and services has now been published to DTG members.
The DTG said it had worked closely with its members to meet the requirements of the BBC’s HTML applications, including the latest version of the BBC iPlayer, and other broadcaster’s catch-up TV players.
To ensure international harmonisation of standards the DTG said it was liaising with HbbTV, ETSI, the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) and DECE (Ultraviolet).