Category archives for: HbbTV

Massive Interactive delivers HbbTV for Australia FreeviewPlus


Massive Interactive, an expert in platform software and design for multiscreen TV Everywhere entertainment, has delivered what it says is the first HbbTV based service in Australia for FreeviewPlus. FreeviewPlus is a new service that provides access to content from Australia’s free-to air networks, embracing the latest update to the Australian broadcast standard that incorporates HbbTV functionality for dual broadcast [...]

HBB4ALL boosts European Connected TV

Industry grouping the HBB4All consortium has announced the start of the European project HBB4ALL (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband for All). The project addresses media accessibility for all citizens in the connected TV environment. HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) is a European standard increasingly adopted by European broadcasters. According to the consortium, one of the challenges in the coming years will be [...]

ASTON new XENA HD Twin Connect platform showcased at CABSAT 2014

XENA HD Twin Connect, the new hybrid HbbTV platform powered by ASTON R&D Team, is the first and the only receiver available with either satellite, cable or terrestrial tuners to embed HbbTV with DRM management. This exclusive feature allows securing encrypted broadband content’s download. The operators can thus provide their customers with enriched and premium contents: VoD, HbbTV content offered [...]

Australia: FreeviewPlus features unveiled

Following the announcement November 2013 that it would be launching a hybrid broadcast broadband service, Australian digital terrestrial platform Freeview has unveiled the key features of its FreeviewPlus service which will provide access to content and services from the free-to air networks. FreeviewPlus aims to deliver the most advanced, user-friendly free-to-air EPG experience, with catch-up services accessed from one place [...]

Motive joins HbbTV consortium

On-demand software solutions specialist Motive Television has joined the HbbTV Consortium with the objective of making its Content Express technology a component of the industry standard and to extend the efficient delivery of video-on-demand content over the broadcast and broadband networks. The HbbTV consortium was created by the major stakeholders (Broadcasters, Consumer Electronics, and Broadband providers) to standardise the delivery [...]

Spain’s 3m connected TVs

Connected TV is gaining momentum in Spain and set to boom this year. ADETI, the Association of Interactive TV companies, reports that 2014 will be a year of “commercial consolidation” for connected TV with the HbbTV standard widely adopted. ADETI research reveals that there are currently 2.7 million smart TVs in the country, of which 1.6 million are based on [...]

Abertis deploys Digital TV Labs’ Ligada iSuite for Spanish TDT Hibrida HbbTV testing

Digital TV Labs, the digital media and device testing company that specialises in testing tools and services for validating digital media and device conformance, has announced that Spanish DTT network operator, Abertis Telecom, has been using its leading Ligada iSuite test harness and test suite to ensure uniform HbbTV receiver conformance for the new Spanish TDT Hibrida platform. Ligada iSuite [...]

FreeviewPlus HbbTV for Australia


In what it describes as one of the most important developments in its five year history, Australian DTT platform Freeview has announced plans to unveil the most advanced free-to-air EPG service ever seen in Australia with the launch of FreeviewPlus in the first half of 2014. The FreeviewPlus service will provide Australian viewers with a range of features that will [...]

Fransat connect from Eutelsat

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Fransat, the French DTH platform operated by Eutelsat, is unveiling its “FransatConnect” interactive portal using the HbbTV standard at IBC. The portal is designed for connected TV sets and decoders compatible with the Fransat satellite platform. In addition to linear television and radio channels, Fransat Connect will provide viewers with a wide range of interactive services including programme guides, infotainment, access [...]

Digital TV Labs Ligada iSUITE for HBBTV/CI+

Digital TV Labs, the digital media and device testing company is launching Ligada iSuite for HbbTV / CI+ at IBC 2013.  Leveraging Digital TV Labs’ extensive HbbTV and CI+ expertise, this is a purpose-built test tool to ensure interoperability between HbbTV devices supporting CI+ modules. Ligada iSuite for HbbTV / CI+, built on Digital TV Labs widely adopted and highly [...]

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