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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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Digital TV Labs' Facilitates Opera HbbTV Browser Integration

Digital TV Labs' Facilitates Opera HbbTV Browser Integration | HbbTV | Scoop.it

A provider of independent, specialised receiver conformance products and services has announced that it is working closely with Opera, the globally renowned browser supplier, to provide CE manufacturers with a swift and easy integration of the company’s new HbbTV-ready browser technology. Working together with Digital TV Labs, Opera has developed HbbTV compatibility as part of its offering to ensure that CE manufacturers integrate the technology correctly.

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WTF is... HbbTV?

WTF is... HbbTV? | HbbTV | Scoop.it

Connected TV is all the rage. Every major brand has its own IPTV platform, such as Panasonic's VieraConnect or Samsung's Smart TV, offering a mix of catch-up services and additional content like movie trailers and YouTube access.

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IBC 2011: httv teams with SMiT for secure HbbTV boxes

French digital TV solutions provider httv has joined forces with conditional access module (CAM) manufacturer Chinese State Micro Technology Corporation (SMiT) for hybrid technologies based on the HbbTV standard.

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iWedia at the forefront of Smart TV developments with HbbTV, DLNA, CI Plus, and Android4TV products

iWedia, the international provider of software components and solutions for connected Consumer Electronics devices, today announced it will be presenting its latest developments at IBC ‘11 in Amsterdam from September 9th through 13th.

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httv partners with SMIT over HbbTV

httv partners with SMIT over HbbTV | HbbTV | Scoop.it

httv, the France-based solutions provider for Digital TV proclaims the integration of its new STB turnkey solution, named “httvBOX”, on SMIT„s STB to offer an advanced and cost effective solution for hybrid market.

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Kabelkiosk launches live HbbTV service on Eutelsat

Kabelkiosk, the German head-end-in-the-sky service for cable operators, is launching a live HbbTV service on Eutelsat in the coming weeks.

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SevenOne Media launches HbbTV advertising

SevenOne Media launches HbbTV advertising | HbbTV | Scoop.it

SevenOne Media, the sales arm of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, has launched “the extension of classic TV spots with the Red Button function.” The company is showcasing an interactive Volkswagen spot using HbbTV at the IFA 2011.

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QVC Germany launches HbbTV service

Home shopping broadcaster QVC Germany has launched a multimedia service in the HbbTV standard on 1 September 2011. The free-of-charge offering, which is accessible through the TV screen, contains, for example, on-demand programmes, news, weather reports and games.

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HbbTV ou la riposte des diffuseurs sur la TV connectée

HbbTV ou la riposte des diffuseurs sur la TV connectée | HbbTV | Scoop.it

Derrière cet énième acronyme, qui viendra sans doute s’ajouter à la longue liste occupant déjà nos écrans (Full HD, etc), se joue une bataille d’envergure menée par les broadcasters bien décidés à faire régner l’ordre en ces temps de chahut sur le petit écran.

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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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Czech TV outlines HbbTV/new media plans

Czech Television (CT) expects to have its first app for HbbTV ready at the end of this year. According to Pavlina Kvapilova, the public broadcaster’s director New Media Division, it will be for Teletext HD.

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DTG approves UK HbbTV spec

DTG approves UK HbbTV spec | HbbTV | Scoop.it

The Digital TV Group (DTG) has given its approval to HbbTV-based connected TV hybrid products and services as part of the 7th edition of the D-Book, the detailed interoperability specification for UK digital terrestrial television.

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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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IBC 2011: Media Broadcast takes web to TV screen

German technical services provider Media Broadcast has developed a new solution for internet-based on-demand-services to appear on the TV screen using connected TV sets or set-top-boxes.

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HbbTV Achieves Fifty Members for IBC 2011

The HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) consortium today announced that since opening for membership in May 2011 it has now reached fifty members. HbbTV is an industry initiative that brings together broadcast and broadband TV services into one seamless user experience. The HbbTV standard utilises existing standards and web technologies including OIPF (Open IPTV Forum), CEA, DVB and W3C. Version 1.1.1 of the specification was published by European standards agency ETSI in June 2010. At IBC over thirty companies will demonstrate HbbTV implementations.

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Digital TV Labs claims reduction in HbbTV test time

Digital TV Labs claims reduction in HbbTV test time | HbbTV | Scoop.it

Digital TV Labs, which provides specialised receiver conformance products and services, has claimed a reduction in test time for HbbTV applications via automating key functionality within its Ligada iSuite.

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Multi ‘X’ Solutions the Focus for EchoStar Europe at IBC2011

EchoStar Europe (NASDAQ:SATS), a leading supplier of added-value, connected device solutions to the digital TV industry, announced today that at IBC2011 it will showcase an array of products that will enable pay TV operators to exploit the potential of IP connectivity and expand their business models towards new markets. Showing alongside a comprehensive portfolio of connected devices for cable, satellite and IP operators will be ‘complementary’ and fully integrated multi-room, multi-device and multi-screen solutions for whole home DVR, over-the-top (OTT) TV and multi-screen content delivery.

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France Télévisions rolls out first HbbTV apps

France Télévisions rolls out first HbbTV apps | HbbTV | Scoop.it

Following a successful pilot during the 2011 Roland Garros Tournament, French public broadcaster France Télévisions is launching a hybrid broadcast broadband portal and an innovative TV news applicatio based on HbbTV.

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Three German broadcasters launch HbbTV apps

Three German broadcasters launch HbbTV apps | HbbTV | Scoop.it

Three German broadcasters – home shopping channel QVC, private broadcastr Vox and regional public broadcaster NDR – have launched interactive HbbTV services.

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