Working Groups

Steering Group

Chair: Klaus Illgner, IRT
Vice Chair: Jon Piesing, TP Vision
Treasurer: Rob Koenen, TNO

Bernard Fontaine – France Télévisions, Bob Campbell – Eurofins Digital Testing, Frode Hernes – Opera Software, Henry Rivero – RTL Group SA, John Adam – Samsung Electronics, Jon Piesing – TP Vision, Klaus Illgner – IRT, Mark Londero – Sony, Nicolai Leymann – Deutsche Telekom, Nilo Mitra – Ericsson, Peter MacAvock – EBU, Régis Saint Girons – httv, Rob Koenen – TNO, Steven Morris – Espial, Stuart Savage – LG Electronics, Xavier Redon – Cellnex Telecom

The Steering Group is the chief executive body of the HbbTV consortium.

Certification Group

Chair: Simon Waller (Samsung)
Vice-chair: Keith Wilkinson (DTG Testing)

This group develops the processes and legal documents for HbbTV, such as the various license agreements and RfPs.

Marketing Group

Co-Chair: Régis Saint Girons (httv)
Co-Chair: Kirk Edwardson (Espial)

This group is responsible for events, communications, website and other HbbTV promotional activities.

This group promotes market adoption of the HbbTV standard within the industry. The group aims to highlight existing HbbTV success stories while encouraging further market selection.

Specification Group

Chair: Jon Piesing (TP Vision)

This group is responsible for developing and maintaining the HbbTV specifications. Development of new specifications is based on the output of the requirements working group. Maintenance is based on feedback from the industry, including but not limited to members and the results are included either in new specifications or in so-called “errata” documents. The most recent published specification is HbbTV 2.0 which is being processed by ETSI to be come TS 102 796 V1.3.1.

Requirements Group

Co-Chair: Simon Waller (Samsung)
Co-chair: Peter MacAvock (EBU)

This group is responsible for defining the requirements for future HbbTV specifications. The requirements, once approved by the Steering Group, are passed to the Specification Group.

Testing Group

Chair: Ian Medland (DTG Testing)
Vice-chair: Nguyen Thi Thanh Van (Samsung)

The Testing Group is responsible for developing and maintaining the HbbTV Test Suite, used for confirming compliance to the HbbTV Specification. Requirements and test materials are developed by members and are subject to a stringent peer-review process before approval. The group publishes a summary of the test suite contents and the suite is available on application. Test suite updates are released on a regular basis as part of the maintenance process.

In addition to creating test cases related to the HbbTV specification, the group has developed a standard test harness specification and a set of schemas for describing test case requirements and implementation data. These specifications are available on this website for use by other organisations and it is hoped this will promote a shared approach to capturing test requirements and implementing test cases across the Connected device community.

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