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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

HbbTV releases v2022-1 of Conformance Test Suite

The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services, has announced the release of a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite.The new version, v2022-1, is the first major release of the Test Suite in 2022. The release contains 3,002 test cases in total, […]

April 6, 2022

Vision247, Mondo Globo launch Asharq News on Freeview

Vision247, working with Mondo Globo, have announce the launch of a new Freeview IP Stream channel, Asharq News which is available on Freeview Logical Channel Number (LCN) #272. Asharq News is a 24/7 multiplatform Arabic news service reaching across the Arab world and beyond with a unique approach: news and in-depth analysis reported through an economic prism to […]

April 1, 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

Wiztivi develops Fransat’s new HbbTV app

Fransat, the French DTH platform operated by Eutelsat, and Wiztivi are unveiling the brand-new application of ‘Fransat Connect’, an interactive service based on the HbbTV standards. The main objectives were to modernise the UI in a more intuitive UX, ensure compatibility with the latest HbbTV features, manage user consent and display free or paid TV […]

March 10, 2022

LOVEStv on Vestel SmartTV home menu

The Digital TV infrastructure operator Cellnex Telecom and Sofia Digital have collaborated to create a new way to discover broadcasted content. HbbTV-based streaming service LOVEStv is now available also as a Smart TV application and can be found from the home menu on Vestel TVs. The new Smart TV application can be found and launched […]

February 21, 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

VisionTV launches HbbTV App on Freeview

VISION247 has announced that VisionTV is now available with both HbbTV (Hybrid broadcast broadband) and MHEG Apps via the UK’s biggest TV platform, Freeview. Used in 18 million UK homes, Freeview gives access to 95 per cent of the nation’s most popular TV for free. VisionTV seamlessly and successfully went live as an HbbTV App […]

January 26, 2022