HbbTV Test Suite Released
23 August 2012, The HbbTV (Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV) consortium today announced the first release of its HbbTV Test Suite. Covering a wide selection of aspects of the HbbTV 1.1.1 specification, the Test Suite will be used as part of the HbbTV Certification Program.
The HbbTV Test Suite represents more than a year’s work from leaders from across the industry. It includes specifications, test material and a dedicated program to run the test material. It is available to interested parties and will be provided on request, further details can be found at www.hbbtv.org.
The availability of the HbbTV Test Suite supports the delivery of consistent user experiences across multiple devices benefitting service providers, hardware manufacturers and consumers.
Klaus Illgner‐Fehns, Chair of the HbbTV consortium said: “The HbbTV Test Suite is the result of considerable effort from the members of the HbbTV consortium. It is a valuable tool for CE manufacturers focussed on improving the consistency of HbbTV device implementations.”
The HbbTV Test Group will now begin working to extend the Test Suite, the second release will add further coverage of the HbbTV 1.1.1 specification and address the HbbTV 1.5 specification including MPEG DASH.
Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV or “HbbTV” is a major pan‐European initiative aimed at harmonising the broadcast and broadband delivery of entertainment services to the end consumer through connected TVs and set‐top boxes. The HbbTV specification was developed by industry leaders to effectively manage the rapidly increasing amount of content available targeted at today’s end consumer. It is based on elements of existing specifications including OIPF (Open IPTV Forum), CEA, DVB and W3C.
The HbbTV consortium has over 60 members including: Abertis Telecom, ACCESS Europe, ANT Software, ARCELIK, AwoX, Digital TV Group, Digital TV Labs, Dolby Laboratories, European Broadcasting Union, Eutelsat, France 24, France Télévisions, Fraunhofer FOKUS, Fraunhofer IIS, httv, HyperPanel Lab, Infonova, Institut für Rundfunktechnik, Intertrust Technologies, Irdeto, iWedia, Kaonmedia, LG Electronics, Loewe, Marusys, MIT‐xperts, MStar Semiconductor, nacamar, Nagravision, NDS, Nordija, Ocean Blue Software, Opera Software, Optiva Media, Panasonic Europe, ProSiebenSat.1 Media, Red Bee Media, RTL Group, Samsung Electronics, Saudi Selevision, SES ASTRA, SHARP Electronica, Sichuan Changhong Electric, Sofia Digital, Sony Europe, SRG SSR, SMIT, STMicroelectronics International, Stofa, Strategy & Technology, TARA Systems, TDF‐SAS, Telecom Technology Center, Televisió de Catalunya, Testronic Laboratories Belgium, TF1, Toshiba, TP Vision Netherlands, T‐Systems International, TWC, Vestel, VIACCESS and WYPLAY.
Further information can be found at www.hbbtv.org.
Ben Lawrence ANT Software Limited
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Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH
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