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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.