Explore HbbTV Milestones
The history of HbbTV begins a few years before 2010. This section features important milestones which paved the way for the ongoing development of the open standard from its beginning until today. One thing becomes clear: HbbTV is an international project, which has its roots in close collaboration by European market players and continues to drive the technical capabilities of broadcast and broadband networks and services.
In this area you will find interesting historic footage: pictures, videos, press releases, articles and presentations. The microsite 10 years HbbTV is an ongoing, expanding platform. We would like to add more material step by step. Do you have pictures, videos, articles, presentations or other material in your archive? You are welcome to get in touch with the HbbTV MarCom team to use this opportunity of sharing these important documents.
HbbTV: For the joint future of broadcast and broadband services
HbbTV is an evolving standard. The HbbTV Association and its working groups are constantly developing and adjusting the specifications in order to make the best use of their full potential and to continue driving the technical capabilities of broadcast and broadband services. The latest example is the recently published Targeted Advertising Specification (HbbTV-TA).
Quotes by Eyewitnesses
The development and success story of HbbTV in the last decade and earlier is the result of many people from different nations and professions working together. In this section you will find a selection of quotes by people involved with HbbTV and statements about how they see HbbTV personally.
Established as the European Smart TV approach
“HbbTV is the only smart TV technology that does the trick of complementing linear television with a strong online offer and using it to mature into something new. With the proposition of strong catch-up services and many smart functions, HbbTV has established itself as the European Smart TV approach while, at the same time, being independent of platforms and manufacturers. There is still a lot waiting for us here.”