Digital TV News: HbbTV

Barb issues tender seeking TV viewing data sources
May 16, 2024 – Barb has issued an invitation to tender for the next iteration of its audience measurement service, looking for contractors to provide sources of TV viewing data that can enhance its panel data.
News categories: Barb, Caroline Baxter, Advertising, Big Data, Digital TV, UK

Panasonic offers Fire TV, Google TV and Powered by TiVo
May 14, 2024 – Panasonic has announced its line-up of OLED and LED TVs for 2024, with high-end TVs coming with Fire TV built in. Google TV and Powered by TiVo are also offered on its W70A and W60A LED models.
News categories: Panasonic, Paul Darch, Digital TV, Smart TV, TV OS, Worldwide

Tolka and Amlogic partner on software for ATSC 3.0 TVs and STBs
Apr 12, 2024 – Amlogic has chosen Tolka Telecommunications as its technology partner in the development of ATSC 3.0 television receivers and set-top boxes with a wide range of new features.
News categories: Tolka, Amlogic, Alex Day, James Xie, ATSC 3, Digital TV, Middleware, Semiconductor, Set Top Box, Smart TV, USA

HbbTV releases HbbTV Conformance Test Suite Version 2024-1
Apr 4, 2024 – The HbbTV Association has released a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite. The release includes 177 tests for features of the latest version of the HbbTV core specification, HbbTV 2.0.4.
News categories: HbbTV Association, Vincent Grivet, Digital TV, Europe, HbbTV, QoE, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Worldwide

Verance shows HbbTV ADB2 watermarking at DVB World 2024
Mar 19, 2024 – At the 2024 DVB World Conference, Verance is showing a demonstration of its watermarking technology integrated into the HbbTV ADB2 application discovery ecosystem.
News categories: Verance, HbbTV Association, Nil Shah, Vincent Grivet, Advertising, Apps, Broadcast, Content Identification, Digital TV, Germany, HbbTV, Smart TV, Worldwide

Addressable TV Initiative certifies HbbTV-TA at TP Vision and Vestel
Mar 18, 2024 – The addressable TV Initiative (ATVI) has concluded partnership agreements with TP Vision and Vestel. The agreements include the certification of TV platforms according to the HbbTV-TA specification.
News categories: Addressable TV Initiative, TP Vision, Vestel, Seraphic, Nicole AGUDO BERBEL, Andre PRAHL, Elie BONTE, Antic OGUT, Xinwen XUE, Advertising, Digital TV, Europe, HbbTV, Smart TV

Updates to DVB-I spec and implementation guidelines published
Feb 27, 2024 – DVB has updated two DVB-I BlueBooks: A177r6 is the latest version of the DVB-I service discovery specification; and A184r1 is the first revision of the implementation guidelines for DVB-I.
News categories: DVB Project, Broadcast, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Europe, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Streaming, UX, Worldwide

Panasonic announces televisions with Fire TV built in
Jan 8, 2024 – Panasonic has announced two OLED TVs for 2024, the Z95A (65" and 55") and Z93A (77"), with Fire TV built in. The TVs are not just entertainment devices but also hubs for smart home management.
News categories: Panasonic, Akira Toyoshima, CES2024, Digital TV, HbbTV, Smart Home, Smart TV, TV OS, USA

NorDig releases IRD 3.2.1 and Test Plan 3.2.1 specs
Nov 26, 2023 – NorDig has releases a package of updated specifications: IRD Specification ver. 3.2.1 and Unified Test Plan ver. 3.2.1. An updated version of NorDig Rules of Operation will be released later.
News categories: NorDig, Denmark, Digital TV, Finland, HbbTV, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, QoE, Set Top Box, Sweden