Deutsche TV-Plattform publishes requirements for HbbTV 2 terminals in Germany

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019
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Minimum requirements published: Deutsche TV-Plattform paves way for new HbbTV broadcaster services

FRANKFURT AM MAIN — Deutsche TV-Plattform has today published minimum requirements for HbbTV 2 terminals for the German market. The requirements define the technical profile for a range of new services planned by TV channels in Germany starting in the second half of 2019.

The minimum requirements are based on version 2.0.1. of the HbbTV standard developed by the HbbTV Association. They are aimed primarily at the developers in the consumer electronics industry and describe which features of the HbbTV-2 specification are absolutely necessary for the introduction of new services and applications on HbbTV devices e.g. live streaming via DVB-DASH, transmission of HEVC encoded content or HDR support via HbbTV; as well as related implementation questions and test material.