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Hybrid TV something Europe can agree on

Hybrid TV something Europe can agree on | HbbTV | Scoop.it

A unified approach to Internet-connected television will be another broadcasting game changer.

 

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HbbTV makes DASH to version 1.5

HbbTV makes DASH to version 1.5 | HbbTV | Scoop.it

The HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) consortium has announced the publication of version 1.5 of its hybrid TV specification.

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Danish national broadcaster launches HbbTV pilot

The biggest Danish national broadcaster DR is now launching a pilot project. A new service is developed in cooperation with the Danish company Nordija. It is now possible to watch pre-releases and broadcast from DR whenever the viewers want.

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EBU to offer free HbbTV platform for Olympics

EBU to offer free HbbTV platform for Olympics | HbbTV | Scoop.it

Three white label applications will be provided free-of-charge to EBU members, who can customise them with their own content to provide interactive services including catch-up, VOD, interactive advertising, voting, gaming and social networking.

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Locatel and Philips bring true interactive TV in reach of wider hotel market

Locatel and Philips bring true interactive TV in reach of wider hotel market | HbbTV | Scoop.it

Locatel, the European leader in multimedia solutions for the hospitality sector, has launched an innovative new portal ‘Eclipse MiRa’, bundled with Philips MediaSuite TVs. The turnkey solution specifically addresses the needs of 3 and 4 star hoteliers to offer high quality, revenue driving interactive services, without the need for major investments in equipment, networks or running costs.

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Xpertia bets on HbbTV standard to avoid repeating errors of the past

Making sure that the development of the HbbTV standard does not fall into the same trap as MHP is the philosophy of one of Spain's most important digital TV consultancies Xpertia Solutiones Integrales.

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N-TV launches HbbTV service

N-TV launches HbbTV service | HbbTV | Scoop.it

The German all-news channel N-24, which is part of the RTL Group, has launched a new HbbTV service.

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HbbTV Moving to Asia

HbbTV Moving to Asia | HbbTV | Scoop.it

Httv has acquired a major stake of Singapore based company Sindi TV and both companies will join efforts to offer advanced turnkey HbbTV solutions for connected CE devices and grow their presence in South East Asia.

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Super-Canal Buenos Aires launches #HbbTV jointly with Axor Corporation

Super-Canal Buenos Aires launches #HbbTV jointly with Axor Corporation | HbbTV | Scoop.it

Buenos Aires cable operator Super-Canal has acquired the interactive TV platform provided by Axor Corporation, which includes an ecosystem made up by Astro headend, Antik STBs and BeeSmart middleware. “It is the first Argentina case of mixed Interactive TV Full Services based on HbbTV and IPTV, depending on the type of network each area relies on”, stated Miguel Martínez, President of Axor Corporation.

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HbbTV to take off next year in Spain

Spain’s electronic industry forecasts that connected TV will take off next year in the country with 25 per cent of the estimated 4.5 million TV sets to be sold ready for HbbTV, according to Ametic.

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HbbTV Overture Couched in Terms of Comfort

HbbTV Overture Couched in Terms of Comfort | HbbTV | Scoop.it

Ah, the couch. The unsung hero of the living room, the couch is, at once, a repository for loose change and petrified, half-eaten Twizzlers; the surrogate scratching post of wayward housecats; and the nighttime destination for those unfortunate enough to have forgotten an anniversary.

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Media Broadcast launches HbbTV barker channel

Media Broadcast launches HbbTV barker channel | HbbTV | Scoop.it

The broadcast service provider Media Broadcast has shown a barker channel using the HbbTV standard over DVB-T during the Medientagen in Munich.

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Dutch pubcasters start HbbTV tests

NPO, the umbrella organisation of the Dutch public broadcasters, has started the first HbbTV tests on the Canal Digitaal satellite DTH platform and on the Ziggo cable networks, according to Totaal TV.

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Nordic region commits to HbbTV

Nordic region commits to HbbTV | HbbTV | Scoop.it

NorDig has released an update to its common API for interactive services that specifies HbbTV as the API for interactive services for advanced integrated receiver decoders (IRDs).

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Eutelsat HbbTV goes live in Germany

The blending of traditional TV channels with Internet content is now possible for cable homes in Germany using the ‘KabelKiosk choice’ service based on the HbbTV standard developed by the German subsidiary of Eutelsat Communications.

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Skyviia selects ANT Galio HbbTV Platform

ANT plc (LSE AIM: ANTP), an established provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, today announced that Skyviia Corporation has licensed the ANT Galio HbbTV Platform and core TV applications. Skyviia will integrate ANT’s software into its new range of system-on-a-chip (SoC) solutions for the fast growing European HbbTV market.

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IPTV news - EBU starts fast-tracking HbbTV deployments

Members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are to be offered free white-label interactive applications to help them deploy Hybrid Broadcast Broadband (HbbTV) services this year.

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HbbTV heading to Russia : httv will showcase HbbTV compliant solutions at the CSTB 2012

HbbTV heading to Russia : httv will showcase HbbTV compliant solutions at the CSTB 2012 | HbbTV | Scoop.it

httv is a France and Singapore based iTV expert since 1998. At the CSTB 2012 in Moscow, httv will showcase solutions based on HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV), the new European standard for connected TVs and STBs, on its booth n°526-Pavillon 1-Hall 3. httv’s solutions are dedicated to STBs and connected TV manufacturers as well as operators.

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GlobeCast and FRANCE 24 to Lead HbbTV Trial With Orange and SES

GlobeCast and FRANCE 24 announced today that they will launch a Hybrid Broadband Broadcast Television (HbbTV) trial in early 2012 with the support of Orange and SES. The service, to be offered to satellite viewers of FRANCE 24, initially in Western Europe, will add a layer of interactivity to satellite TV programming by harnessing the capability of connected TVs.

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Globecast And France 24 To Lead HbbTV Experiment With Orange And SES

GlobeCast and France 24 announced today that they will launch an exploratory Hybrid Broadband Broadcast Television (HbbTV) service early 2012 with the support of Orange and SES.

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Smart Electronic selects ANT for HbbTV

Smart Electronic selects ANT for HbbTV | HbbTV | Scoop.it

ANT, an established provider of software and services for the delivery of digital TV, today announced that leading set-top box manufacturer smart electronic GmbH, has licensed its ANT Galio HbbTV Platform. The new range of hybrid STBs (Set-Top Boxes) will deliver HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) services under the SMART brand to the German FTA (Free-to-Air) market.

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Calls for HbbTV to be standard across Europe

Calls for HbbTV to be standard across Europe | HbbTV | Scoop.it

HbbTV must be the general Connected TV standard for everyone, according to Spain’s national public broadcaster RTVE’s representative Pere Vila at the second Rapid TV News Spanish conference which took place recently in Madrid.

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Toshiba adopts MStar-developed HbbTV solution

MStar Semiconductor has announced its HbbTV (hybrid broadcast broadband TV) solution has been selected for Toshiba's new TL and RL smart TV series, which are being released across Europe.

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Ligada iSuite for HbbTV

Ligada iSuite for HbbTV | HbbTV | Scoop.it

Digital TV Labs is a member of the HbbTV Certification Group and is actively contributing to the provision of an HbbTV test conformance regime. The Ligada iSuite and Digital TV Labs HbbTV testing services enable manufacturers to conform to the Interim HbbTV logo licensing policy until the official test suite has been finalised.

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ZDF to expand HbbTV, online offering

ZDF to expand HbbTV, online offering | HbbTV | Scoop.it

German public broadcaster ZDF plans to expand its zdf-de Telemedia, heute.de and sport.zdf.de portals and launch new HbbTV offerings.

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