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HbbTV Association releases 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 confirmed that the…

Spain: OTT platform opened to more operators

Spain: OTT platform opened to more operators

The Spanish HbbTV platform to be launched later this year by RTVE, Atresmedia and Mediaset will be opened up to other operators in the market to offer all FTA DTT…

Spanish channels team for OTT platform

Spanish channels team for OTT platform

Spanish TV groups RTVE, Mediaset and Atresmedia have joined forces to launch a HbbTV platform with content from all three partners. The platform, open to other DTT operators, aims to…

Germany: ProSiebenSat.1, 1&1 distribution agreement

Germany: ProSiebenSat.1, 1&1 distribution agreement

ProSiebenSat.1 Media SE and 1&1 have concluded a distribution agreement. Thus, the free TV and pay-TV channels of ProSiebenSat.1 Group will be available in Germany through the long term through…

HbbTV announces HDR support

HbbTV announces HDR support

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 confirmed the immediate…

US Next Gen TV standard reaches milestone

US Next Gen TV standard reaches milestone

Digital TV standards body the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) has commemorated the achievement of what it says is a “major milestone” in TV history, with final member votes being…

HbbTV spec for ‘virtual STB’

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 finalised and published…

HbbTV Application Discovery Service

RadioDNS and HbbTV have announced that RadioDNS has implemented support for HbbTV’s “Application Discovery over Broadband” specification. This new functionality is intended to benefit consumers that live in markets where…

D-BOOK 10 defines UK TV requirements

The DTG, the UK’s collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, has published its D-Book 10, the industry-determined, next-generation, universally-deployed specification which supports future interactive services and enables the…

Switzerland: AdScribe delivers HbbTV interactive advertising

AdScribe, a subsidiary of Zenterio, is bringing next-generation advertising to television viewers on compatible HbbTV devices. Partnering with AdScribe, Admeira, the largest marketing company in Switzerland, has launched a beta…

Italy presents ‘stretch TV’ at HbbTV Symposium

Italian broadcasters RAI and Mediaset took part at the 6th Annual HbbTV Symposium in Rome, during which the latest novelties in interactive TV and applications for connected TVs were presented.…

HbbTV publishes IPTV spec

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 finalised and published…

Mediaset to introduce HbbTV apps in Italy

After successful tests of Italy’s first HbbTV app on the La5 channel, Italian commercial broadcaster Mediaset is ready for the national rollout of several applications. These include TgCom, Sport Mediaset,…

BBC Three chief hails online success

Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three, has declared that the service’s move to online from a linear channel has been a success, noting that BBC Three has more than doubled its…

Freesat seeks next-gen product proposals

UK subscription-free satellite TV platform Freesat is seeking proposals from manufacturers to develop a set-top box for its next generation consumer product. The new product will give manufacturers a significant…