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HbbTV 2.0

HbbTV 2.0 Specification

(2015-10) ETSI TS 102 796 V1.3.1 / HbbTV 2.0 is the most recent version of the HbbTV specification. It has been published by HbbTV in early February 2015.


Information and History of HbbTV 2.0 Specification

See attached for more information about the development of the HbbTV 2.0 Specification.

HbbTV 2.0 Specification FAQ

Frequently asked questions about HbbTV 2.0.

TS 102 769 v.1.2.1 (HbbTV 1.5)

ETSI TS 102 796 V1.2.1 (11/2012)

Version 1.5 of the HbbTV specification introduces support for HTTP adaptive streaming (based on MPEG-DASH), improving the perceived quality of video presentation on busy or slow Internet connections. It also enables content providers to protect DASH delivered content with potentially multiple DRM technologies based on the MPEG CENC specification, improving efficiency in markets where more than one DRM technology will be used.

This version is based on 3 documents;

  • the original TS 102 796 V1.1.1 from ETSI
  • errata 2 to TS 102 796 V1.1.1 from HbbTV
  • The earlier stand-alone HbbTV specification 1.5

This document is commonly also referred to as HbbTV 1.5 as it replaces the earlier stand-alone specifications.

Errata 2 for ETSI TS 102 796 v1.2.1

This errata document contains a set of identified and resolved errata to the HbbTV specification published as ETSI TS 102 796 v1.2.1

This errata document updates the HbbTV 1.5 specification in a number of different ways:

  • Updating the set of video resolutions for use with MPEG DASH to match industry best practices
  • Security improvements based on industry feedback
  • Feedback from the development of the forthcoming HbbTV 1.5 test suite
  • Clarifying co-existence with other application environments
  • Improved ease of implementation by lifting unnecessary restrictions
  • Improvements in language and terminology
Errata 1 for TS 102 796 V1.2.1 (24/10/13)

This is the first errata to TS 102 796 1.2.1. The contents are fully included in errata 2. It is preserved here purely for the record and should not be used.

HbbTV® Specification Version 1.5 (08/2012)

This is an updated version of the stand-alone HbbTV 1.5 specification. It is preserved here purely as for the record. It is obsolete and should not be used any longer as the content is included in TS 102 796 V1.2.1 with important clarifications.

HbbTV® Specification Version 1.5 (03/2012)

This is the original version of HbbTV 1.5. It is preserved here purely as for the record. It is obsolete and should not be used any longer as the August 1st 2012 version includes important clarifications.

TS 102 796 V.1.1.1 (HbbTV 1.0)

ETSI TS 102 796 v.1.1.1 (06/2010)

This is the original HbbTV specification. It should only be used when developing applications and services targeted at already deployed HbbTV TVs and set-top boxes. New TV and set-top box developments should use TS 102 796 V1.2.1 or HbbTV 2.0.

Errata 2 for TS 102 796 V1.1.1

This errata document contains a set of identified and resolved errata to the HbbTV specification. These have been integrated with HbbTV 1.5 and the text of ETSI TS 102 796 V1.1.1 and the results are included in version 1.2.1. This fully replaces the former errata 1.

Errata 1 for TS 102 796 V1.1.1 (HbbTV 1.0)

This is errata 1 for HbbTV 1.0. It is preserved here purely as for the record. It is obsolete and should not be used any longer.


Root Certificates List

The document contains the list of TLS root certificates that must be supported by HbbTV terminals.

This spreadsheet replaces a list included in HbbTV 1.0/TS 102 796 V1.1.1.

The contents of this spreadsheet were developed by the UK Digital TV Group whose contribution is very much appreciated by HbbTV.

Date updated: 30th April 2015 (by the UK DTG Root Certs ad hoc group)
Date updated: 26th October 2015

OIPF Specifications

OIPF Historical Specifications

In June 2014, the activities of the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) were transferred to the HbbTV Association. This broadened the HbbTV Association’s mandate to include defining specifications for service providers and technology suppliers that streamline and accelerate deployment of IPTV services.

Click here to review historical OIPF specifications

Testing Information and Support


The HbbTV Test Suite provides a set of test material to enable implementers to test devices against the HbbTV specifications and other associated specifications (such as OIPF). It is suitable for suppliers of complete devices and also suppliers of hardware and software components.

Currently the test suite includes tests for HbbTV v1 and v1.5 (ie ETSI TS 102 796 v1.1.1 and v1.2.1). Tests for HbbTV 2 are expected to be added during Q4 2015 and 2016.

Anyone can access the HbbTV Test Suite through an HbbTV Registered Test Center. A list of these can be found in the following section.

HbbTV members who have the necessary expertise and equipment may also license the test suite for use in their own facility. The test suite license covers a whole company, including associated companies, and a list of those who have signed it can be found here. The test suite is distributed with details on how to obtain a new test harness which provides minimum required functionality to execute approved test materials in a manual way. Commercial test tools which implement the test harness specification are also available.

This file contains an indication of the contents of the test suite. The precise contents at any particular time may differ due to tests being removed and/or reinstated through the Test Material Challenge Process.

HbbTV Members wishing to license the HbbTV Test Suite should leave contact details here:


  • HbbTV Test Centre

    HbbTV Registered Test Centers offer HbbTV testing services to the market, for those manufacturers, operators or integrators who do not wish to do HbbTV receiver testing in-house. The process for a test center to register with HbbTV is lightweight with relatively few obligations, in return for which the test center can be added to the list below.

    Manufacturers do not need to become an HbbTV Registered Test Center if they are only testing their own HbbTV products.

  • Requirements and procedure to become a Registered Test Center
    • Candidate  Registered Test Center must be a current HbbTV member and must have been member of HbbTV for at least six months prior to their application to qualify for Registered Test Centre status.
    • Candidate Registered Test Center must have signed the HbbTV Test Suite License Agreement.
    • Candidate Registered Test Center must complete a questionnaire which will be made available on request. This request must be sent to:
      • HbbTV c/o European Broadcasting Union, L’Ancienne-Route 17A, CH-1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland
      • Email:
    • Upon receipt of the request to become a Registered Test Center, the questionnaire as well as a reference copy of the Test Center Agreement (TCA) will be sent.
    • Registered Test Center will be listed on this website.
  • List of Registered Test Centers

    DTG Testing Limited
    Eurofins Digital Testing
    DTV Accredited Compliance Lab (part of Samsung Electronics)
    Sony Europe Ltd.
    Testronic Labs Belgium


The attached schema files have been developed by the HbbTV Association to capture test case requirements, to document the development and approval process for each test case, and to enable implementation of test cases using a HbbTV conformant test harness. These schema are published to enable other groups to use the same schema for development of their own test cases in a way that will maximise interoperability of implementations.

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs3.0 Unported License. Creative Commons can be reached at 444 Castro Street, Suite 900, Mountain View, California, 94041, USA


  • HbbTV Test Review

    HbbTV welcomes test reviewers to help qualify whether submitted test material is fit to be included in an official Test Suite.

    HbbTV and OIPF test material is collected and tracked in a common HbbTV Test Repository powered by SVN.  The test material is not for testing or validating devices and such use is prohibited. The HbbTV test suite is provided for testing devices against the HbbTV specification and the OIPF test suite is provided for testing devices against the OIPF specification.

    During the “Test Review” process, any issues found with submitted test materials are tracked using Redmine. HbbTV and OIPF have anticipated that issues may be encountered even after an official Test Suite is released, and a “Test Material Challenge Process” exists, again tracked by Redmine.

  • Who can be a test reviewer?

    The process for developing and reviewing test materials is shared by two standards bodies, namely HbbTV and the Open IPTV Forum, since test specifications have significant overlap. A test reviewer can be a member of either body (or both), a subcontractor of said member or an approved test material provider.
    The details of how test material is reviewed and approved, as well as how test reviewers are selected for particular tests is given in the Test Material Approval Procedure document which is available to companies that become test reviewers.

  • How to become a test reviewer

    In order to become a test reviewer, your company will need to conclude the Test Repository Access Agreement (TRAA). To start this process, please send an e-mail to, clearly stating your company wishes to get access to the HbbTV Test Repository.
    In case your company is a member of HbbTV and/or OIPF, please clearly state this in the e-mail. Please note that such membership will be checked as part of the application procedure.

    After the TRAA is signed, individual user accounts will be created to obtain access to the SVN Test Repository and the Redmine issue tracker.

  • Getting access to the SVN Test Repository

    Access to the HbbTV test repository will first be approved per company, before individuals can be added. Each individual requiring access to SVN must send a username and password in a single password file created with the htpasswd command to

    htpasswd -c myhtpasswd.txt myusername
    Please use as username something which allows others to quickly see who you are e.g. simply use “jdoe” if your name is John Doe. On most Unix systems the htpasswd command is available. Windows users will find multiple places to download it when searching via Google.

    The SVN repository is located at so to checkout the repository the following command can be used.
    svn co –username=jdoe

  • Getting access to the Redmine Issue tracker

    If you do not have an account on the Redmine server, you can register for one by going to the following URL:

    When registering with Redmine, as with the email lists, please only use email addresses clearly linked to your company details given in the TRAA application questionnaire. Yahoo, Google, Hotmail or e-mail addresses that have no company affiliation are not acceptable.

    When you have registered with Redmine, your account will be activated manually by the Redmine administrator. In case you have any questions around your account please contact

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Transfer of Activities to the HbbTV Association

As of 16 June 2014, the Open IPTV Forum has transferred its technical activities to the HbbTV Association. If you wish to take part in the stardardization activities that were in the scope of the Open IPTV Forum, you must do so as a member of the HbbTV Association. Membership information about the HbbTV Association can be obtained by contacting
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