The EBU has launched a new ‘HbbTV Interoperability group’, designed for member broadcasters to share best-practices around the use of the Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV standard together with the DVB-I spec for linear TV delivery over the internet.
In a statement, the EBU said the initial focus of the group was to take the status of HbbTV from different markets and define best-practices for authoring applications, promote interoperability, and ensure a collaborative approach to market development.
The groups’ first gathering was attended by 30 broadcasters from across the EBU Membership, including Germany, UK, Australia and Iran.
The EBU has been a strong promoter of HbbTV, and many EBU Members have been leading the deployments in their respective markets. With DVB-I also being implemented in different territories, broadcasters now have an opportunity to share their stories on launch service lists and test the functionality of the technology. DVB-I will form the focus of a dedicated session in the group.