10 Year HbbTV Anniversary Special

Join us on an exciting journey to the treasure chamber of HbbTV and experience how the standard became a global success in just one decade.

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.

Historic Material

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.

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.

Successful creation of an open infrastructure

“HbbTV shows that despite all trends towards closed platforms dominated by big players, broadcasters and the CE industry can successfully create and introduce open infrastructures for advanced media and web services.”

 

—Klaus Merkel, IRT

The way television should be today

“HbbTV has opened up new possibilities to offer a completely new TV experience. The classic channel switching was supplemented by video on demand, news, and interactive formats. The way television should be today.”

—Dr. Stephan Steglich, Fraunhofer Fokus