Digital TV News: HD FORUM

Version 1.5 of HbbTV Specification Released
Apr 4, 2012 – The HbbTV consortium has announced the publication of version 1.5 of its hybrid TV specification. Version 1.5 of the HbbTV specification notably introduces support for HTTP adaptive streaming based on the recently published MPEG-DASH specification.
News categories: HbbTV Consortium, Cable TV, Digital TV, HbbTV, Middleware, Satellite, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Streaming, Terrestrial

HbbTV made easy with httv's HbbTV Starter Kit
Mar 15, 2012 – At this year's IP&TV World Forum, httv will release its 'HbbTV Starter Kit' testing solution for HbbTV applications. The new product supplements httv's wide HbbTV company offer. A complete platform of the standard will be showcased during the event.
News categories: httv, HbbTV, Middleware, Set Top Box, Video Exchange

CSA authorises HbbTV trial in Auxerre
Apr 1, 2011 – France's Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel (CSA) has authorised an interactive DTT trial based on the HbbTV standard. The trial, co-ordinated by the HD Forum, is for a period of two months and takes place in Burgundy's Auxerre region.
News categories: Conseil supérieur de l'audiovisuel, HD Forum, Digital TV, France, HbbTV, Middleware, Streaming, Terrestrial

IWEDIA details 'Web on TV' projects
Sep 3, 2009 – IWEDIA Middleware has supplied details of its involvement in 'Web on TV' projects, such as HbbTV, which aim to provide a variety of Web services for Internet-connected TV sets.
News categories: IWEDIA, Content Protection, France, HbbTV, IFABerlin, Middleware, Set Top Box, Smart Home, Streaming

European Initiative Merges Television with the Power of the Internet
Aug 27, 2009 – A European consortium has announced the launch of 'Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV' or 'HbbTV', an initiative aimed at harmonising the delivery of content to the end consumer through TVs and set-top boxes with an optional web connection.
News categories: Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV, Cable TV, Digital TV, Europe, HbbTV, IBC2022, IFABerlin, IPTV, Middleware, Satellite, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Streaming, Terrestrial

France TNT HD Channels Make Move to Dolby Digital Plus
Jun 2, 2009 – Dolby Labs (NYSE:DLB) has announced that Dolby® Digital Plus has become the sole audio stream for three leading high-definition terrestrial channels broadcast on France's national Télévision Numérique Terrestre HD (TNT HD) platform.
News categories: Dolby, France, Set Top Box, Terrestrial

First Implementation of Dolby Digital Plus for HD Terrestrial TV
Oct 31, 2008 – Dolby Laboratories (NYSE:DLB) has announced that Dolby® Digital Plus and Dolby Digital have been chosen by France's new national HD terrestrial broadcasters for the Television Numerique Terrestre HD (TNT HD) platform, launched this week.
News categories: Dolby, Digital TV, France, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Terrestrial