Working Groups

Steering Group

Acting Chair: Vincent Grivet, Salto
Acting Vice Chair: Jon Piesing, TP Vision
Treasurer: Xavier Redon, Cellnex Telecom

Chris Poole – BBC, Xavier Redon – Cellnex Telecom, Dr. Jens Johann – Deutsche Telekom, Peter MacAvock – EBU, Dr. Bob Campbell – Eurofins Digital Testing, Stuart Savage – LG Electronics,  Martin Faehnrich – Panasonic, Germana Remingi – RAI, Angelo Pettazzi – Reti Televisive Italiane, Frank Heineberg – RTL Group SA, Vincent Grivet – Salto, John Adam – Samsung Electronics, Nigel Moore – Sony Europe, Fabrizio Lega – Tivù, Jon Piesing – TP Vision, Frode Hernes – Vewd Software

The Steering Group is the chief executive body of the HbbTV association.

Marketing & Education Group

Chair: Angelo Pettazzi (Mediaset)

This group is responsible for events, communications, website and other HbbTV promotional activities.

It promotes worldwide market adoption of the HbbTV standard within the industry and aims to highlight existing HbbTV success stories while encouraging further market development.

Specification Group

Chair: Jon Piesing (TP Vision)

This group is responsible for developing and maintaining the HbbTV specifications. Development of new specifications is based on the output of the requirements working group. Maintenance is based on feedback from the industry, including but not limited to members and the results are included either in new specifications or in so-called “errata” documents. The most recent published specification is HbbTV 2.0.3

Requirements Group

Co-Chair: Peter MacAvock (EBU)
Co-Chair: Richard Moreton (Samsung)

This group is responsible for defining the requirements for future HbbTV specifications. The requirements, once approved by the Steering Group, are passed to the Specification Group.

Testing Group

Chair: Thi Thanh Van Nguyen (Samsung)
Vice-Chair: Rob Foreman (BBC)

The Testing Group is responsible for developing and maintaining the HbbTV Test Suite, used for confirming compliance to the HbbTV Specification. Requirements and test materials are developed by members and are subject to a stringent peer-review process before approval. The group publishes a summary of the test suite contents and the suite is available on application. Test suite updates are released on a regular basis as part of the maintenance process.

In addition to creating test cases related to the HbbTV specification, the group has developed a standard test harness specification and a set of schemas for describing test case requirements and implementation data. These specifications are available on this website for use by other organisations and it is hoped this will promote a shared approach to capturing test requirements and implementing test cases across the Connected device community.