Advanced Television

EBU backs Hybrids, calls for harmony

October 7, 2009

The Technical Committee of the European Broadcasting Union has agreed a set of measures for Hybrid Broadcast Broadband (HBB) services and devices. It says it backs "the exciting opportunity these technologies bring to viewers and the broadcasting world, and the significant work that has already been done in this domain."

The committee said that while there were likely to be various HBB platforms over the foreseeable future, the public interest would be best served by harmonisation. Having multiple HBB platforms in the same market would only increase costs for broadcasters. The Committee has asked EBU Technical to continue its work in the harmonisation of HBB, working with EBU members, and taking into account the various interactive TV systems already in use.

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