Digital TV News: HbbTV Association

Improved tool helps ensure interoperability of DASH delivery
Nov 27, 2023 – The DASH-IF Conformance Tool has been updated. Along with DASH content conformance, the new tool has options to check CMAF and WAVE requirements, as well as HLS compliance.
News categories: DASH-IF, Content Distribution, Digital TV, QoE, Streaming, Worldwide

HbbTV updates Operator Application specification
Nov 24, 2023 – The HbbTV Association has released an updated version of the HbbTV Operator Application specification with improved support for IP-delivered linear channels.
News categories: HbbTV Association, Apps, Digital TV, HbbTV, Smart TV, Streaming, UK, Worldwide

HbbTV Symposium 2023 conference programme unveiled
Oct 23, 2023 – The HbbTV Association has unveiled the conference programme of the HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2023. The summit will take place on November 28-29 in Naples, co-hosted by Comunicare Digitale.
News categories: HbbTV Association, Comunicare Digitale, Vincent Grivet, Jon Piesing, Andrea M. Michelozzi, Advertising, Broadcast, Digital TV, HbbTV, Italy, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Streaming, Worldwide

HbbTV updates Test Suite and DASH DRM Reference Application
Apr 24, 2023 – The HbbTV Association has released updated versions of the HbbTV Test Suite and DASH DRM Reference Application. The 2023-1 test suite includes newly approved tests as well as bug fixes and improvements.
News categories: HbbTV Association, Vincent Grivet, Apps, Digital TV, DRM, Europe, HbbTV, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Worldwide

HbbTV releases new version of core specification
Mar 14, 2023 – The HbbTV Association has published version 2.0.4 of its core specification. The three main highlights of the new version are voice assistant support, accessibility features and DVB-I integration.
News categories: HbbTV Association, Vincent Grivet, Jon Piesing, Digital TV, Europe, HbbTV, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Worldwide

HbbTV releases version 2022-2 of HbbTV Conformance Test Suite
Aug 25, 2022 – The HbbTV Association has released a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite. The new version contains a total of 3,000 test cases, including a mixture of tests that have been approved for the first time, and tests that have been updated.
News categories: HbbTV Association, Vincent Grivet, Digital TV, Europe, HbbTV, QoE, Set Top Box, Smart TV, Worldwide

Multiperiod DASH and PlayReady SL3000 added to HbbTV reference application
Jun 20, 2022 – The HbbTV Association has announced additions to its DASH DRM Reference Application: multiperiod DASH, as may result from server-side ad insertion (SSAI); and PlayReady SL3000, as is being required more and more by US content providers.
News categories: HbbTV Association, Content Distribution, Digital TV, Europe, HbbTV, Streaming, Worldwide

HbbTV releases HbbTV Conformance Test Suite v2022-1
Apr 6, 2022 – The HbbTV Association has released a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite - v2022-1. The release contains 3,002 test cases in total, and includes an increase of 101 approved test cases since the v2021-3 release.
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HbbTV Association launches developer portal
Mar 18, 2022 – The HbbTV Association has launched the HbbTV Developer Portal, targeting software developers looking for a guide on how to programme and run HbbTV applications. The portal also hosts technical documentation and provides a forum for discussion.
News categories: HbbTV Association, Vincent Grivet, Digital TV, HbbTV, Worldwide