HbbTV Association Announces Release of a New Version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite
Geneva, April 3rd, 2018 — The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, is pleased to announce that the HbbTV Testing Group has published a new version of the HbbTV conformance test suite.
From this release onward, there will be three releases each year, which will be numbered progressively; the new version is called v.2018-1 and includes 151 new tests and 138 repaired and re-approved tests following feedback from our users. This is an increase of more than 10% of test cases over the previous v.9.2.1 version of the HbbTV Test Suite.
The Test Suite is available to be used by any organisation through one of the Registered HbbTV Test Centres or directly by HbbTV members themselves.
For more information on the v2018-1 test suite, please visit www.hbbtv.org
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.