Category archives for: HbbTV

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), […]

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 […]

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