Digital TV News: Open IPTV Forum

OIPF and HbbTV collaborate on testing of common technologies
Sep 7, 2012 – The Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) and the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) Consortium have announced their collaboration on the testing of technologies common to IPTV and enhanced broadcast environments.
News categories: Open IPTV Forum, Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV, HbbTV, IPTV, Middleware, OTT, QoE, Set Top Box, Smart TV

SmarDTV, NAGRA and Samsung introduce CI Plus module with DRM
Sep 3, 2012 – SmarDTV and NAGRA (SIX:KUD.S) and Samsung (Seoul: 005930) have announced that they have successfully combined CI Plus and HbbTV with DRM to enable video-on-demand for over-the-top (OTT) networks directly to iDTVs without the use of a set-top box.
News categories: SmarDTV, NAGRA, Samsung, CAM, Content Protection, Digital TV, DRM, HbbTV, IBCShowcase, Smart TV

UK HbbTV based Connected TV specification approved for publication
Sep 30, 2011 – The Digital TV Group (DTG) has announced that the 7th edition of the 'D-Book' - the interoperability specification for UK DTT and HbbTV-based 'Connected TV' hybrid products and services - has been formally approved.
News categories: Digital TV Group, Digital TV, HbbTV, Middleware, OTT, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Terrestrial, UK

Verimatrix Addresses Rights Management and Revenue Security for Dramatically Expanding Multi-Network, Multi-Screen Services at IBC 2011
Aug 16, 2011 – Verimatrix will be demonstrating its technical and commercial momentum in multiplatform revenue security at IBC 2011, with an emphasis on its role as service providers are redefining their hybrid network architectures, which is occurring at an accelerated pace.
News categories: Verimatrix, Content Protection, IBCShowcase

OIPF publishes update to IPTV industry specifications
Jul 6, 2011 – The Open IPTV Forum has announced publication of an update to Release 2 of the global end-to-end Specifications for IPTV. Release 2 v2.1 is a major step forward for end-to-end interoperability within the IPTV ecosystem.
News categories: Open IPTV Forum, Apps, CAM, Conditional Access, Content Protection, DVR, IBCShowcase, IPTV, Middleware, OTT, Smart Home

Mediaset Begins The First Beta Test Broadcast Of HbbTV In Spain
Jun 17, 2011 – Mediaset Spain (Madrid: TL5) has begun beta tests of its HbbTV technology through the technological development carried out by Telefónica (Madrid and NYSE: TEF), thus becoming a forerunner in implementing HbbTV in Spain.
News categories: Mediaset, Telefónica, Digital TV, HbbTV, IPTV, Middleware, OTT, Spain

DTG publishes D-Book 7
Apr 6, 2011 – The Digital TV Group (DTG) has announced that it has published D-Book 7, the detailed interoperability specification for UK digital terrestrial television with extended Connected TV functionality.
News categories: Digital TV Group, Digital TV, Middleware, OTT, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Terrestrial, UK

DVB approves GEM v1.3 specification
Mar 2, 2011 – The DVB Project has approved the latest version of its specification for interactivity - Globally Executable MHP (GEM). This new version of GEM v1.3 now provides support for Over-The-Top (OTT) television and Hybrid Broadcast/Broadband (HBB).
News categories: DVB Project, Digital TV, Middleware, OTT, Set Top Box, Smart TV

OIPF Publishes its Release 2 IPTV Specifications
Sep 7, 2010 – The Open IPTV Forum has announced the publication of Release 2 of its end-to-end specifications for IPTV. Release 2 includes an evolution of functionality across many areas of the Release 1 Specifications, with enhancements of major functional areas.
News categories: Open IPTV Forum, Content Distribution, Gateway, IPTV, Middleware, Set Top Box