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Spanish Digital TV Tech Forum adopts HbbTV 2

The Asociación Española de Televisión Digital Interactiva (AEDETI) and the HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, are pleased to announce that the Spanish Digital TV Tech Forum (Foro Técnico de la Televisión Digital) has adopted the new standard HbbTV 2 version 2.0.1 in its DTT receiver’s specification for the Spanish market.

AEDETI spearheaded the Forum’s adoption of HbbTV 2 with the participation of Spanish TV broadcasters and CE manufacturers. This update will apply to the TDT Hibrida ecosystem – based on the Spanish Digital TV Tech Forum specification – and the implementation of HbbTV 2 will be a mandatory requirement to obtain TDT Hibrida certification. HbbTV 2 brings new functionality to HbbTV terminals and enables features including enhanced dynamic ad insertion, improved accessibility, seamless cross-device viewing and standardized Ultra HD delivery with HEVC.

“With this update, Spanish DTT can bring new interactivity and other advanced features to TV sets and companion screens,” said Jose Luis Vázquez, Chair of AEDETI, “The adoption of HbbTV 2 marks an important step forward for the Spanish TV market.”

“We’re excited to see HbbTV 2 being adopted in mature markets as well as new ones,” stated Klaus Illgner, Chair of the HbbTV Association, “Spain joins a growing list of countries adopting the new HbbTV standard, including the UK, Italy and the Nordics.”

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