Advanced Television


HbbTV Targeted Ad deployment boosted

Major industry players are taking action to firmly deploy the HbbTV specification for Targeted Advertising, HbbTV-TA, in the European market, opening possibilities for new monetisation opportunities for broadcasters, advertisers and manufacturers. This was one of the developments discussed at the recent 10th HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2022. The event was attended by around 200 participants […]

November 24, 2022

DTG updates D-Book

The DTG has released D-Book 12.7 – the latest update to the technical specification for all digital terrestrial television products and services in the UK market. Produced in partnership with industry, and based on International Standards, the D-Book ensures interoperability across the chain from broadcaster to the viewer, enabling manufacturers and service providers to deliver […]

October 31, 2022

Digital monetisation capabilities for NEXTGEN TV

Pearl TV, the coalition of US broadcast companies transitioning to NEXTGEN TV, is expanding expanded support for digital video advertising technology in its Web TV platform, RUN3TV. It brings digital advertising capabilities equivalent to the web and connected TV, and is a key driver for broadcaster’s return on investment in NEXTGEN TV services. Now with […]

October 18, 2022By Colin Mann

DVB works towards improved features in HbbTV

The DVB Project has published a set of Commercial Requirements for the extension and revision of some core DVB specifications to support better signalling of accessibility services. The work relates specifically to the HbbTV Accessibility Framework. The Commercial Requirements, published as DVB BlueBook C102, will guide technical work to update the existing DVB-SI, DVB-I and DVB-DASH […]

October 10, 2022

Sky Pod from Sky NZ

New Zealand pay-TV operator Sky has revealed details of new products, including an IP-only replacement option for VodafoneTV customers whose service will close on November 30th, 2022. The Sky Pod will enable access to Sky TV, on demand content and streaming apps without the need for a satellite dish. It does not have recording capability […]

September 23, 2022By Colin Mann

9Now upgrade

Australian media group Nine says a new era of live streaming television has been unveiled, with Nine’s digital platform 9Now embarking on a transformation from the ground up that the broadcaster claims will reshape how 9Network viewers consume content, as well as offering advertisers ‘ground-breaking’ opportunities. Claiming an Australian first for BVoD platforms, 9Now will […]

September 16, 2022

5 Louisville stations launch NEXTGEN TV

Louisville television viewers can now experience the future of broadcast television as five local TV stations join together to launch broadcast technology standard NEXTGEN TV, otherwise known as ATSC 3.0. Block Communications’ WBKI will host five stations including Block’s WDRB and market partners WAVE, WHAS and WBNA; Kentucky Educational Television’s (KET) WKMJ will launch on […]

September 13, 2022By Colin Mann

Pearl TV, iWedia NEXTGEN TV programme

Pearl TV, the coalition of US broadcast companies transitioning to broadcast technology standard NEXTGEN TV, and iWedia a provider of software solutions for connected TV devices, have launched a fast-track programme that adds new ATSC 3.0 A/344 interactive features. The programme accelerates and streamlines the path for adoption of  NEXTGEN TV technology by consumer electronic […]

September 9, 2022By Colin Mann

Hisense NEXTGEN TVs come to retail

Pearl TV, the coalition of US broadcasters transitioning to NEXTGEN TV, has confirmed that the NEXTGEN TV models from Hisense – U7H and U8H – are now available at retail, starting at $799 (€802) MSRP. Hisense joins existing vendors, Sony, Samsung and LG Electronics, which already have more than 70 models at retail. “Hisense has […]

August 24, 2022By Colin Mann

Sinclair strikes NextGen Korean deals

Sinclair Broadcast Group has entered into agreements with two leading Korean Broadcast networks, Korean Broadcast System (KBS), and Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) to collaborate on the development and implementation of NextGen Broadcast (ATSC 3.0) business models and technology in both Korea and the United States. The collaboration includes the development of NextGen Broadcast television technology […]

August 2, 2022