Over 45 Companies Showcasing HbbTV at IBC 2015
GENEVA — September 8, 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, is pleased to announce that more than 45 companies will be displaying HbbTV demonstrations and products at the upcoming IBC show, taking place in Amsterdam from September 11 through 15th.
Worldwide momentum for HbbTV has been accelerating in 2015. The elevated interest in HbbTV at IBC parallels the growing number of HbbTV deployments around the globe coupled with the increasing consumer availability of HbbTV devices. A full list of the HbbTV demos and contact information can be found on our website. 15 of these companies will showcase HbbTV 2.0 technology.
The HbbTV Association will also be launching its newly designed website on September 8th in time for IBC 2015. Featuring improved navigation and an updated user experience, the website includes all of HbbTV’s specifications with background information, information on the organisation, its membership and links to news and events. The newly designed website will allow visitors to learn about HbbTV with ease. Shortly after the launch, the website will be expanded with detailed information about deployments around the world.
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