HbbTV 1.5 Specification Updated Errata #2 Now Published


GENEVA — August 19, 2014 — The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband hybrid services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, today announced the publication of Errata #2 for HbbTV specification 1.5 (ETSI 102 796.1.2.1).

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

“We are pleased to incorporate these new updates into our current standard” stated Klaus Illgner, chair, HbbTV Association. “One of the key objectives of the HbbTV Association is to continually improve our specifications and to ease their deployment for broadcasters and operators across the world. This errata document provides a timely update based on market requirements, member feedback and industry best practices.”

For further information about the HbbTV Association visit: https://hbbtv.fvdev.ca/

About HbbTV Association (www.hbbtv.org)

Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (or “HbbTV”) is a global initiative aimed at harmonizing the broadcast and broadband delivery of entertainment services to consumers through connected TVs, set‐top boxes and multiscreen devices. The HbbTV specification is developed by industry leaders to improve the video user experience for consumers by enabling innovative, interactive services over broadcast and broadband networks. The specification uses elements of existing specifications from other standards including OIPF, CEA, DVB, MPEG-DASH and W3C. 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.

HbbTV Association Contacts:

Kirk Edwardson and Régis Saint Girons

Co-Chairs, HbbTV Marketing Group

Email: press@hbbtv.org

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Contact HbbTV Association:
Angelo Pettazzi
Chair HbbTV Marketing and Education Working Group (MEWG)
email: angelo.pettazzi@kineton.it
Tel: +39 335 7614 596