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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

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

HbbTV Symposium 2022 to focus on targeted advertising, DVB-I, HbbTV services

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for advanced interactive TV services, has announced the conference programme of the HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2022. The annual key summit of the connected TV industry will take place on November 9-10 in Prague, co-hosted with the Czech Association of Commercial Television (AKTV).The conference […]

September 27, 2022

Konka selects NetRange

NetRange, an ACCESS company and a global provider of white-labelled, turnkey Smart TV and OTT ecosystems, has been selected by Konka to power HbbTV on its Android -based smart TVs. NetRange will provide the ACCESS NetFront Browser BE HbbTV for Android solution to enable Konka to support the growing numbers of operators in the MENA […]

August 30, 2022

HbbTV releases Version 2022-2 of Test Suite

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, is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite. The new version, developed by the HbbTV Testing […]

August 25, 2022

Equativ takes majority stake in Nowtilus

Equativ, the independent ad monetisation platform, has announced its strategic investment in Nowtilus, the digital video personalisation company that facilitates broadcaster and publisher transitions to digital streaming. After the recent announcement of its rebranding, shifting away from Smart to Equativ to settle the complete integration of its unified proposition, this move is the latest in […]

July 7, 2022

Grivet re-elected Chair of HbbTV Association

Vincent Grivet (representing Eutelsat) will remain Chair of the HbbTV Association. The members of the industry association’s newly assembled Steering Group (SG) re-elected Grivet for another two-year term at their recent meeting. Jon Piesing (TP Vision) was re-elected the HbbTV Association’s Vice-Chair; Xavier Redon (Cellnex Telecom) will continue to serve as Treasurer.The new SG was […]

July 1, 2022

HbbTV expands DASH DRM Reference Application

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 a significant addition to its DASH DRM Reference Application – multiperiod DASH (as may result from server-side Ad Insertion (SSAI)) and PlayReady […]

June 20, 2022

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