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Oz FreeviewPlus confirms September launch

Originally scheduled for launch in the first half of 2014, but delayed as a result of technical issues, Australian DTT platform Freeview has confirmed that its FreeviewPlus HbbTV service will now launch September 2, and will be backed by a TV teaser campaign, featuring some of Australia’s best-loved TV personalities. The campaign, carrying the tagline ‘FreeviewPlus, a whole new way […]

SBS HbbTV On Demand launches in beta

Australian public broadcaster SBS’s dedicated catch-up viewing service, SBS On Demand, will now be available to the public in beta (pre-release test version) via HbbTV enabled televisions, which are launching in Australia in coming months. The launch anticipates the delayed introduction of hybrid service FreeviewPlus. From today, users with new HbbTV-enabled televisions which are connected to the Internet will see […]

Open IPTV Forum, HbbTV Association merge

Trade bodies the Open IPTV Forum and the HbbTV Association have merged their future activities into a single organisation within the legal structure of the HbbTV Association. They say the decision is based on the recognition that the markets of OTT, HBB, and IPTV are coming closer together, and barriers between the models are becoming smaller. With the initiative, both […]

Irdeto, Inview power CTH’s OTT and hybrid services

Thai service provider CTH Public Company Limited, media protection, multiscreen and revenue assurance solutions specialist Irdeto and digital TV software and service provider Inview have formed a partnership to develop an OTT and hybrid version of CTH’s cable service to provide its customers with services beyond its existing cable networks. CTH is a leading service provider that brings together cable […]

Smart TVs risk HbbTV hack

Millions of smart TVs could be hijacked code buried in signals broadcast to the connected devices, security experts warn. The attack exploits loopholes in widely used technology that helps smart TVs receive tailored adverts. Once hijacked, the TVs could be made to send messages on behalf of attackers, find other vulnerable devices in a home or launch other attacks across […]

Wiztivi Teleshopping HbbTV T-commerce app

Wiztivi, a European espert in interactive services development on connected devices, is deploying the first T-Commerce application in Europe for TF1: Teleshopping. The show is now offering to its viewership the ability to buy directly from their television through a HbbTV interface. Using the HbbTV application, they are now able to put any items in their basket according to their […]

France Télévisions trials HbbTV interactive ads

In partnership with French TV business solution provider ClickOn, France Télévisions advertising unit, France Télévisions Publicité, is launching PSB Group’s first HbbTV interactive ad campaign. From now until June 8th, interactive TV spots from French bank Caisse d’Epargne will run on both the France 2 and France 5 channels, allowing DTT viewers equipped with HbbTV smart TVs to access a […]

Brightcove support for HbbTV

Brightcove, a global provider of cloud services for video, has launched support for the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) standard, enabling broadcasters to combine over-the-air broadcast and IP delivery to publish personalised video and interactive TV experiences to users on connected TVs and set-top boxes. Brightcove is rolling out support in its Video Cloud online video platform for common encryption […]

TF1 launches HbbTV TV-shopping app

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TF1’s TV shopping show Téléshopping has launched a new TV shopping app allowing users in Francce to purchase goods directly from their TV. The app is accessible on DTT through HbbTV smart TVs and alerts the viewer with an on-screen pop-up when it is possible to order a product. The payment process is fully synchronised with the TV set. To […]

Gulli to launch SVoD app, 8 YouTube channels

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Looking to boost digital developments and forecasting 20 million views (vs 14 million now) for its GulliReplay service by the end of this year, Lagardère Active’s DTT family channel Gulli has revealed plans that include the launch of its first SVoD app on June 26th. Available for €4.99 a month on iOS, Androïd, Windows 8 and Mac, GulliMax will give […]

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