The Digital TV Group (DTG), the industry association for digital TV in the UK, has released the second version of D-Book 7 Part B (the technical specification for UK connected TV products and services) to both members and non-members of the DTG.
In line with the DTG’s commitment to international harmonisation of connected TV standards, D-Book 7 Part B references the latest version of the HbbTV hybrid broadcast broadband TV specification and includes additional features to meet the requirements of UK service providers. The DTG will propose UK requirements to HbbTV for inclusion in HbbTV version 2.
“D-Book 7 Part B reflects over three years of critical industry collaboration to meet the UK requirements for connected TV. The publication of Part B not only ensures world leading services for UK consumers but demonstrates our continued commitment to the harmonisation of standards across the European Union and the rest of the world.” said DTG Director General, Richard Lindsay-Davies, “This latest development is particularly important because it clearly references and builds on the most recent HbbTV standard, currently with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) for ratification. The DTG will continue to develop the D-Book as new innovations are discussed.”