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HbbTV releases Version 2019-1 of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite

Geneva, April 8, 2019 – The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes, is pleased to announce release of a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite.

The new version is called v2019-1; it is the first major release of the Test Suite in 2019 and the first one to cover the UHD (Ultra HD) and NGA (Next Generation Audio) features included in the latest version of the specification (HbbTV 2.0.2). In detail, the release contains new tests for AC-4, MPEG-H and HFR. It also includes tests related to the HbbTV OpApps independent specification, and now comprises a total of 2,274 test cases. This is an increase of 128 tests over the previous version v2018-3 of the Test Suite.

“The release of the new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite illustrates our commitment to providing device manufacturers with an effective, constantly updated tool to verify compliance of their products with the most current HbbTV specifications and its latest new features. We trust this will help them to quickly and smoothly bring compliant products to consumers’ homes, so that consumers can fully enjoy the rich services proposed by broadcasters and platform operators,” said Vincent Grivet, Chair of the HbbTV Association.

The HbbTV Conformance Test Suite is available to anyone through one of the registered HbbTV test centres. Members may have the additional convenience of access in their own facility.

For more information on the v2019-1 Test Suite, please visit www.hbbtv.org.

About the HbbTV Association
Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (or “HbbTV”) is a global initiative developing a specification enabling the delivery of advanced and interactive TV and entertainment services to consumers through a combined use of both broadcast and broadband networks. The HbbTV specification is developed by industry leaders to improve the video experience of consumers on connected TV sets, set-top boxes and multiscreen devices. The HbbTV 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 (OTT) services. More information: www.hbbtv.org

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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