Category archives for: HbbTV

Sentech selects HTTV to provide its HbbTV head end platform

HTTV will supply httvStream its Head End flagship product that will enable Sentech and South African broadcasters to deploy HbbTV services on Sentech’s Direct To Home – Satellite (DTH – S) Platform. The HTTV offer is complemented with the OnScreen Publisher authoring tool from OnScreen that will help Sentech design and develop HbbTV services. httvStream is a DVB data streamer […]

RTVE’s red button reaches 700,000 homes

RTVE’s VoD service ‘red button’ is increasing in popularity in Spain, with 700,000 homes already using it since its launch eight months ago. The service distributes over 90,000 hours of content on RTVE a la Carte, offering the main news and current affairs with access to news programmes, sports, and children programming, along with the TVE’s website content with some […]

HbbTV new Steering Group members

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 revealed the results of its recent Steering Group elections. As part of this, the new Steering Group re-elected Klaus Illgner as Chairman, Jon Piesing as Vice-Chairman and Mark Londero as Treasurer. Over the […]

Targeted ads, let the sleeping dog lie

Ironically, given that its purpose is to draw attention, targeted advertising is the dog that didn’t bark. For as long as most of us can remember it has been talked of the great untapped resource, just waiting to be unlocked by convergence; the ‘Mother Load’ that would justify much investment in technology and content. The foundation upon which many a […]

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 […]

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