HbbTV Operator Applications published by ETSI
Geneva, May 9, 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 proud to inform that the HbbTV Operator Applications Specification has been published as a Standard Specification by ETSI TS 103 606 V1.1.1 (2018-05).
Building on HbbTV 2, the specification allows TV operators, in partnership with TV manufacturers, to provide an operator-branded experience as an application on TVs. This application acts as a “Virtual Set Top Box”, providing effectively all the functionality of a Set Top Box (STB) without the need to install one. An Operator Application (OpApp) can run immediately after the TV is turned on. To the user, the OpApp functions just like any other source on their TV, just like a cable input or an HDMI source. OpApp can be used for any network type supported by a connected TV including Satellite, Cable, Terrestrial and IPTV.