Category archives for: HbbTV

Digital TV Labs opens HbbTV App Lab

Media and device testing specialists, Digital TV Labs has launched what it claims isthe world’s first independent ‘HbbTV App Lab’ to assist HbbTV Application Developers in testing their applications on a wide range of real HbbTV devices to ensure interoperability in the real world. In a predominantly horizontal, retail market, HbbTV devices can show a wide variation in behaviour and […]

Turkey: TRT hybrid with Sofia

The Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT) has commenced hybrid TV services on their HD channels with HbbTV technology by Sofia Digital. The TRT Plus services are available via TRT’s HD TV channels broadcasted via Turksat satellite, covering Turkey and most of the European countries for all HbbTV enabled DVB-S2 receivers. The hybrid platform and applications have been developed by […]

Levira hybrid TV in Estonia with Sofia

Estonian digital television operator Levira has started hybrid-TV services with their Freeview “TasutaTV” terrestrial TV platform. The services cover all the major free-to-air channels and can be used throughout Estonia with a HbbTV-compatible smart TV. The hybrid services and platform have been developed together with Sofia Digital. The TasutaTV HbbTV-based “HübriidTV” service offers rich EPG and catch-up TV features for […]

HbbTV 2.0 specs published


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 released the new HbbTV 2.0 specification. HbbTV 2.0 paves the way for a new wave of consumer TV services based on advances including companion device support, HTML5 user experiences and support for advanced […]

Multi-platform Oz tennis from Seven

Australia’s Seven Network has launched its coverage of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne with the choice of live coverage of the tournament across two channels – Channel 7 and 7TWO – with the Channel 7 coverage switching to 7mate at 6pm for the hour of news and public affairs. The launch of the PLUS 7 HBBtv service on […]

Arqiva adds hybrid YouView channels

Communications infrastructure and media services specialist Arqiva has announced its existing Connect TV channels; Motors TV, SonLife Broadcasting Network, RTDoc and Vintage TV, are now available via on demand TV service YouView. Viewers of Motors TV, RTDoc and Vintage TV are able to access the channel content via the red button from the same LCN (Logical Channel Number)as other free-to-air […]

Digital TV Labs HbbTV 2.0 Test Suite

Media and device testing specialists, Digital TV Labs. has announced what it claims is the world’s first HbbTV 2.0 Test Suite which will be developed to support Digital UK’s next generation Freeview connected service. The contract includes the provision of Digital TV Labs Ligada iSuite test tool and test material covering components of HbbTV 2.0 (the latest version of the […]

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 […]

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