Category archives for: HbbTV

HbbTV extends logo licensing to consumer devices


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 to license the HbbTV Logo to consumer electronics manufacturers. Any vendor selling an HbbTV device is now able to use the Logo on their device to indicate compatibility with the standard in addition [...]

abertis telecom readies HbbTV launch

Spanish telecoms infrastructure specialist abertis telecom is preparing for the mass launch of its Hybrid DTT service in the second half of 2013. This is the certified connected TV service based on the HbbTV standard (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV), which allows viewers to enjoy the interactive content offered by television channels through the Internet while still tuned in to the [...]

HbbTV plan for Australia

Following the completion of the country’s digital switchover, Australian free-to-air television is planning its next technological evolution combining broadcasting and the Internet. Freeview Australia – the industry grouping comprising free-to-air licensees Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Special Broadcasting Service, Seven Network, Nine Network, Network Ten, Prime Media Group and Southern Cross Broadcasting – is working with the local FTA networks and TV [...]

Digital TV Labs conformance for HbbTV hybrids

Digital TV Labs, the digital media and device testing company, has announced a conformance testing service for the new HbbTV logo program for hybrid devices. As the first HbbTV Registered Test Centre, the company will provide a fast and efficient service to deliver the official HbbTV test report required by manufacturers to license the logo. The new HbbTV logo program [...]

HbbTV Consortium ramps up global activity

The HbbTV consortium, a pan-European initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, will launch a strategic marketing campaign aimed at increasing global acceptance of the HbbTV standard. As newly appointed co-chairs of the consortium’s marketing group, industry experts Kirk Edwardson and Régis Saint Girons will work [...] as part of HbbTV power-trio partnership launches integrated toolbox for broadcasters at Broadcast Asia

Three market-dominant HbbTV technology vendors have combined their knowledge and products to present a powerful new HbbTV toolbox for broadcasters at Broadcast Asia. The partnership between Screen, Icareus and has, claims Screen’s Head of Interactive Sales, Daimon Hall produced one of the most comprehensive solutions available to broadcasters to monetise content via HbbTV platforms. Hall said: “The HbbTV Toolbox, [...]

Ocean Blue lauches ‘Horizon’ HbbTV solution

Ocean Blue, a specialist provider of connected software solutions, has launched their ‘Horizon’ HbbTV solution at TV Connect. ‘Horizon’ HbbTV middleware will enable manufacturers and operators to provide set top boxes and iDTVs with full Connected TV functionality, allowing access to sites such as You Tube, Flickr and local catch up services; via a consistent User Interface (UI) and sitting [...]

httv implements Marlin DRM for its HbbTV 1.5 open middleware

httv, an international solution and technology provider for digital TV, announces that, “httvLink”, its open-middleware for connected TV receivers, implements Intertrust’s Marlin DRM for the coming HbbTV 1.5 markets. httvLink is an innovative open middleware solution for Connected TV receivers. It addresses all Digital TV, Free to Air and Pay TV platforms. It is based upon industry open source (Linux, [...]

Aston announces partnership in the MENA region for Embedded CAS and End-to-end HbbTV solution.

Aston has announced a major agreement for the integration of Viaccess’ Embedded CAS (card-less CAS) solution into Aston’s full range of premium STBs and CAMs as well as the interoperability of Aston’s HbbTV front-end with Viaccess’ back-end system. The agreement is an extension of the existing long-term partnership between the two companies which already lead to Viaccess’ latest technology card-based [...] HbbTV support for Iris

Ireland-based, a global provider of STB software for the cable, satellite, terrestrial and telecommunications industry, has announced the integration of HbbTV, the global standard for hybrid entertainment, to its Iris platform for set-top boxes. The company will offer HbbTV as an open standard component of its DVB/Hybrid offering. recently announced record sales of its Iris platform. Speaking on [...]

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