The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes, has announced the publication of a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite.
The new version, developed by the HbbTV Testing Group, is called v2021-2 and includes all 234 tests developed for the new HbbTV specification for Targeted Advertising (HbbTV-TA) as well as 77 new tests created for the new HbbTV specification v2.0.3, approved by ETSI in April 2021.
“With this new release, HbbTV crosses a new benchmark, as our Test Suite now contains a total of 3,000 test cases and our approval rate is rising from 73 per cent to 79 per cent. This is the result of the substantial efforts made by the HbbTV Association to fund and develop a powerful Test Suite enabling a reliable industrial implementation of its specifications in the market,” said Vincent Grivet, Chair of the HbbTV Association.
The HbbTV Conformance Test Suite is an important tool for device manufacturers to verify compliance of their products with the most current HbbTV specifications, ensuring that existing and new features quickly and smoothly reach HbbTV-compliant TV sets and set-top boxes.
The Test Suite is available through one of the registered HbbTV test centres and, as a convenience, to HbbTV members for use in their own facilities.