The HbbTV Association has released of updated versions of the HbbTV Test Suite and the DASH DRM Reference Application.
According to the association, the 2023-1 HbbTV Test Suite, developed by the HbbTV Testing Group, is the first major release for this year and includes 61 newly approved tests as well as bug fixes and improvements to another 113 previously approved test cases.
It adds that the HbbTV Test Suite now provides a total 2,987 tests of which 2,385 are approved. HbbTV aims to continuously improve the quality and coverage of the Test Suite and is actively developing test cases for new features for inclusion in future releases.
In another testing-related move, the stable (production) version of the DASH-DRM Reference Application has been updated with new tests. DRM updates include streams using PlayReady Security Level 3000 and streams using the AES-CBCS encryption scheme. DASH updates include a selection of tests for multi-Period DASH that simulate the contents of a stream after server-side ad-insertion has taken place.
The staging (development) version now features tests for persistent DRM licences and streams that can be decrypted using a choice of several DRM systems.
Commenting on the developments, Vincent Grivet, chair of the HbbTV Association, said: “This new update reflects the continuous work of the HbbTV Association and its partners to facilitate the conformance of devices and applications with the HbbTV specifications. This enables a compelling TV experience for viewers while broadcasters and platform operators benefit from new features and improved monetisation opportunities, for example in targeted advertising”.