HbbTV releases Version 2018-2 of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite

Geneva, July 23, 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 its new version of the HbbTV conformance test suite has been published.

This is the second and most relevant release out of the three annual releases. The release is called v2018-2 and includes 75 new approved tests and 107 repaired and re-approved tests following feedback from users.

“This latest release illustrates the HbbTV Association’s commitment to enabling the most reliable and comprehensive viewing experience in today’s advanced television environments”, said Vincent Grivet (TDF), Chair of the HbbTV Association.

The v2018-2 release includes test cases for the overall 2.0.1 specification and specifically covers the most differentiating features of HbbTV specification v2.0.1, for example DASH, HTML5 and subtitles; as such it enables conformance testing of 2.0.1 devices. The HbbTV test suite is now rich of little less than 2,000 tests.

The test suite is available free of charge to all HbbTV members or can be used by any non-member organisation through one of the registered HbbTV test centres.

For more information on the v2018-2 test suite, please visit www.hbbtv.org


About HbbTV Association

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 networks. The specification uses elements of existing specifications from other standards including OIPF, CEA, DVB, MPEG-DASH and W3C. With the incorporation of activities from the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) in 2014 and Smart TV Alliance in 2016, HbbTV is able to address service providers and technology suppliers for IPTV services as well as the combined scope of broadcast and over-the-top services.

This year, the 7th HbbTV Symposium and Awards will take place on November 14-15 in Berlin. The Symposium is in collaboration with Deutsche TV-Plattform and the overall theme is “Growing Value Through HbbTV”. The Call for Speakers includes the topics of the two-day conference. More information: https://www.hbbtv.org/news-events/hbbtv-symposium-and-awards/ 

Contact HbbTV Association: 
Heinrich E. Haase
Project Coordinator HbbTV Association
email: heinrich.haase@htbc.de
Tel: +49 160 96 25 37 92

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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