Zattoo will add HbbTV to its latest Android TV Operator Tier certified 4K/UHD set-top box.
In a pan-European tender German public broadcaster ZDF has awarded the budget for the further development of its catch-up TV service to TeraVolt.
The open HbbTV standard is the leading TV app platform on TV sets in German households, followed by Samsung Tizen and Amazon Fire TV.
Freeview has introduced its Accessible TV Guide to supported Freeview Play devices.
In Germany, around 4.1 million smart TV sets were sold in the first nine months of 2020 – almost 14% more than in the same period of the previous year (3.6 million).
The Czech public broadcaster Ceska Televize (CT) has launched a new HbbTV application dedicated to the Tipsport Extraliga ice hockey league.
The owners of Panasonic smart TV sets in Germany and Switzerland can now choose Zattoo as their main TV reception method, with the Zattoo user interface being set as the standard.
The HbbTV Association is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a special website giving an insight into the development of the industry standard connecting TV and the internet.
The Czech public broadcaster Ceska Televize (CT) has launched a new version of its iVysilani: D application.
IRT, the joint technology research institute of the public broadcasters of Germany, Austria and Switzerland, is to be shut down.