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US broadcast majors commit to ATSC 3.0

US broadcast majors commit to ATSC 3.0

At the 2018 NAB Show New York, executives from FOX Television Stations; NBC and Telemundo Owned Stations Group; Univision; TEGNA (for Pearl TV), and Nexstar Media Group (for SpectrumCo) announced…

Google, Sky, RAI join HbbTV Association

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 announced that seven…

Tivù partners with Vewd

Tivù, the company that manages Italy’s leading free-to-view satellite TV platform tivùsat, has become the  first operator to deploy an HbbTV Operator App (OpApp) together with Vewd, a global specialist…

New HbbTV portals for all ProSiebenSat.1 channels

New HbbTV portals for all ProSiebenSat.1 channels

German broadcaster ProSiebenSat.1 is rolling out the red carpet for new entertainment via HbbTV. By pressing on the red button on their remote control, viewers can open up the entertainment…

Wowza adds DASH to stream engine

Wowza Media Systems today announced support of Dynamic Adaptive Streaming over HTTP (MPEG-DASH) nDVR to its award-winning Wowza Streaming Engine™ software, with a new update to version 4.7.6. The support…

HbbTV releases Version 2018-2 of conformance test suite

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 announced that its…

BBC: ‘2018 most live-streamed World Cup’

BBC: ‘2018 most live-streamed World Cup’

A massive 44.5 million tuned in to watch one of the most entertaining World Cup tournaments to date on the BBC this summer, according to figures released by the Corporation.…

HbbTV Association releases DASH DRM Reference Application

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 announced the release…

Halton to step down as YouView CEO

Halton to step down as YouView CEO

UK hybrid digital television platform YouView has confirmed that Richard Halton will stand down as CEO at the end of 2018. Having led YouView from launch to being in three…

LOVEStv goes live in Spain

LOVEStv, a joint HbbTV platform created by Spanish broadcasters RTVE, Atresmedia and Mediaset, has commenced transmissions. The FTA platform – that will become an OTT service in a later phase…

UK broadcasters secure FTA TV future

UK broadcasters secure FTA TV future

The UK’s major broadcast companies have signed a new five-year agreement to accelerate digital terrestrial TV service Freeview’s transition to a fully hybrid platform, providing the best in free-to-view live…

Spain: New HbbTV FTA platform launches in June

LOVEStv, a joint HbbTV platform created by Spanish broadcasters RTVE, Atresmedia and Mediaset, will launch on June 14th. The FTA platform – that will become an OTT service in a…

Czech Republic: Space for Internet video ads on TV increasing

HbbTV technology has opened the door for Internet video ads on TV. Since its arrival, classic video ad blocks are no longer the only way to show viewers ads. Space…

Beenius acquires Castoola

Beenius, a provider of an advanced interactive TV platform, has confirmed the acquisition of Castoola, a platform based on HbbTV technology that is applicable for broadcasters, TV operators, and advertisers.…

Freeview brings on-demand to live TV

UK DTT platform Freeview has launched its on-demand content showcase on Channel 100 for connected TV service Freeview Play viewers. This is the first time the platform has integrated on-demand…