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NEXTGEN TV: Programme, platform initiatives

Pearl TV, the coalition of US broadcast companies transitioning to broadcast technology standard NEXTGEN TV, otherwise known as ATSC 3.0, and fabless semiconductor company MediaTek have launched ‘FastTrack to NEXTGEN TV’, a programme that accelerates and streamlines the path for adoption of NEXTGEN TV technology by consumer electronic makers producing smart TVs and related devices […]

April 20, 2022By Colin Mann

Dotscreen, Media Broadcast renew partnership

Dotscreen, the multiscreen video applications & UI specialist, has announced the renewal of its multi-year contract with Media Broadcast for the evolution, support, and maintenance of the Freenet HbbTV portal in Germany. Dotscreen was the original designer and developer of the HbbTV front-end and associated backend of the Freenet TV portal in 2016. Since then, […]

April 12, 2022

HbbTV Association launches Developer Portal

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 launched the HbbTV Developer Portal.The free service targets software developers looking for an introductory guide on how to programme and run HbbTV applications […]

March 18, 2022

HbbTV Association adds 7 new members

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, have announced that seven new members have joined the industry association in the past 12 months. The new members are broadcasting organisations, network operators, […]

February 8, 2022

Report: Linear broadcasting and VoD to coexist

A report from Intertrust reveals broadcast TV will continue to be viable for the foreseeable future, despite the growth of streaming, and suggests the video industry will evolve to a hybrid approach, where linear broadcasting coexists alongside VoD content and live streaming. Broadcasting and streaming are increasingly blending into a single, unified user experience to […]

February 4, 2022

NEXTGEN TV highlights industry momentum

The coalition of US broadcasters transitioning to digital television standard NEXTGEN TV has applauded the plans announced during CES 2022 by Hisense and MediaTek, and new field test data recently achieved by Sony Electronics at the ‘Motown 3.0 Open Test Track’ in Detroit, Mich. This testing by Sony’s HES-A engineering team further explores receiver options […]

January 6, 2022By Colin Mann

Netgem TV full fibre, TV bundles for BrawBand

Scottish FTTP broadband provider BrawBand, is partnering with telco TV specialist Netgem TV to enable its customers to access over 200 channels, including Premier Sports, available at home or on a mobile device. BrawBand customers will also have access to the Freeview Play service, making use of hundreds of extra box sets and movies for […]

December 17, 2021

NEXTGEN TV launches in Washington, DC

Washington, D.C., television viewers can now experience the future of broadcast television as Howard University’s WHUT, two local network affiliate stations and two owned- and-operated network stations have launched NEXTGEN TV, using the ATSC 3.0 digital broadcast technology standard. Viewers in the Washington metro area can now find five channels over-the-air for free with NEXTGEN […]

December 17, 2021By Colin Mann

10 Houston stations launch NEXTGEN TV

Television viewers in Houston, the eighth-largest TV market in the US, can now experience the future of broadcast television as 10 local TV stations launch digital broadcast technology NEXTGEN TV, using the digital television standard ATSC 3.0. Now broadcasting in 35 markets, NEXTGEN TV is expected to reach 45 per cent of US television households […]

December 7, 2021By Colin Mann

Irdeto launches Operator Application

Irdeto, a specialist in digital platform cybersecurity, has announced the launch of Irdeto Operator Application (Irdeto OpApp). The Irdeto OpApp is an HbbTV Operator Application hosted on Irdeto’s CI Plus conditional access modules, enabling pay-TV operators to deliver a consistent branded experience across different TV brands. The announcement comes during the 9th HbbTV Symposium and […]

November 26, 2021