HbbTV places contracts for HbbTV 2.0 Specification Test Suite



GENEVA — July 31, 2015 — 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, today announced its selection of suppliers for the HbbTV 2.0 specification test suite.The HbbTV 2.0 specification and the tender process for the supply of HbbTV test suite were announced in February 2015. HbbTV has placed contracts with Digital TV Labs and RTRK for 500 test cases to be included in the test suite. These are in addition to all applicable ones from the HbbTV 1/1.5 test suite and other sources. Test cases have been carefully selected to be the most important ones for the various features in the specification.

Suppliers are expected to begin delivery of the test cases in September 2015 and continue through January 2016. The review process will begin immediately upon their reception and will be handled by both HbbTV members and external third parties.

New test cases will be bundled with the current test suite as they become available and will be listed as ‘additional test material’ pending final approval. This is to ensure that the new tests are visible as soon as possible.

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