Category archives for: HbbTV

Easel TV adds HbbTV and Amazon Fire

Easel TV, the multi-screen video software company, has launched a new version of its Suggested TV video platform with enhanced web based publishing and service management tools. The service, which is used by Curzon and All3Media, allows consumers to buy a film or programme on a range of devices and instantly see and pick up from partially viewed programmes or […]

RTVE launches HbbTV app


Spanish broadcaster RTVE has launched a ‘Red Button’ HbbTV app with Dolby Digital Plus. This is the first HbbTV service from a broadcaster in Europe to deliver its own content in Dolby Digital Plus. RTVE’s HbbTV app will deliver select content in Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio including classical music and fictional programmes, such as “Treasure Island” and “Blade Runner.” […]

MYTF1VOD now on Fransat Connect


French free-to-air digital satellite TV platform Fransat has unveiled the latest version of its interactive portal Fransat Connect which now integrates MYTF1VOD, the VoD service from French broadcaster TF1. Fransat Connect gives viewers access a wide range of interactive services, by simply connecting the TV equipment (STB or Fransat-badged TV set), Internet, including homes with limited connection speed. MYTF1VOD says […]

HbbTV momentum continues to grow


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, is achieving strong global momentum with new members, contributions and deployments, it reports. Within the last 12 months, the Association has achieved membership growth of 25 per cent, has had hundreds of apps deployed, […]

Yahoo7, Telstra to deliver PLUS7 on T-Box

Yahoo7 – which combines the strengths of Yahoo’s global network with Seven West Media’s TV, magazine and newspaper brands – and Australian telco Telstra have announced a new partnership agreement that will deliver PLUS7 premium video content to Telstra T-Box customers. The agreement will see PLUS7 available directly via the T-Box Catch Up TV menu, giving T-Box owners access to […]

HbbTV 2.0 test RFI

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 issued a Request For Information (RFI) soliciting members of the industry to comment on and register to receive a Request For Proposal (RFP) to be issued at a future date for the development […]

“HbbTV Symposium: Europe 2014” announced

The HbbTV Association and the French HD Forum are pleased to announce the ‘HbbTV Symposium: Europe 2014’. The event, titled ‘HbbTV in Action’, will feature experts from across the world discussing the latest HbbTV accomplishments on a broad range of topics. At the symposium leaders from the HbbTV community, including operators, broadcasters, standard bodies and technology companies will review the […]

Partners ready HbbTV2 push VoD

Eutelsat Communications, MStar Semiconductor, Aston and Quadrille Ingénierie announce they have combined their skills to implement and validate Push Video-On-Demand (VOD) services using the HbbTV v2.0 standard. The four companies will partner on showing the performance of an end-to-end HbbTV-based Push VoD system at IBC 2014. Push VoD and the HbbTV standard Push VoD functionalities have now been added to […]

Oz FreeviewPlus finally launches


Originally scheduled for launch in the first half of 2014, but delayed as a result of technical issues, Australian DTT platform Freeview has finally launched its FreeviewPlus HbbTV service. In what Freeview describes as a new era in Australian free-to-air TV, the new service will provides access to more content and services from the Freeview networks. At the core of […]

DCC Labs joins HbbTV

DCC Labs has become a member of Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV), a global initiative defining specifications that streamline and accelerate deployment of IPTV services. DCC Labs strive to improve the video user experience for consumers by empowering TV operators with state-of-the-art solutions. As such, for several years DCC Labs had been an active member of Open IPTV Forum (OIPF), […]

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