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Italy presents ‘stretch TV’ at HbbTV Symposium

Italian broadcasters RAI and Mediaset took part at the 6th Annual HbbTV Symposium in Rome, during which the latest novelties in interactive TV and applications for connected TVs were presented.…

HbbTV publishes IPTV spec

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, has finalised and published…

Mediaset to introduce HbbTV apps in Italy

After successful tests of Italy’s first HbbTV app on the La5 channel, Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset is ready for the national rollout of several applications. These include TgCom, Sport Mediaset,…

BBC Three chief hails online success

Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three, has declared that the service’s move to online from a linear channel has been a success, noting that BBC Three has more than doubled its…

Freesat seeks next-gen product proposals

UK subscription-free satellite TV platform Freesat is seeking proposals from manufacturers to develop a set-top box for its next generation consumer product. The new product will give manufacturers a significant…

Australians streaming 1.5bn mins of TV each month

Flexible TV viewing is on the rise, with 6.9 million Australians streaming more than 1.5 billion minutes of catch-up and live streaming content in the past month, according to the…

HbbTV Association releases v9.2 Test Suite

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, has confirmed that version…

DTG’s D-Book 9 Conformance Test Suites now available

D-Book 9 Conformance Test Suites are now available to assist with the transition from MHEG to HbbTV, which was introduced for UK DTT in the DTG’s D-Book 9 published in…

Freeview Explore boosts content search

UK free-to-air platform Freeview is launching Freeview Explore – a new feature that it says will ensure that users of its Freeview Play hybrid service get the most out of…

Digital UK chief: ‘Don’t believe Silicon Valley OTT hype’

Digital UK chief: ‘Don’t believe Silicon Valley OTT hype’

Jonathan Thompson, Chief Executive of Digital UK, the body which supports digital terrestrial TV in the UK and provides operational support for the Freeview DTT platform, has suggested that Silicon…

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