The HbbTV Association has chosen Sofia Digital to implement a reference application and provide sample content for online streaming of DRM protected video to HbbTV enabled televisions and set-top boxes.
The Czech Republic’s leading broadcaster TV Nova has successfully tested the implementation of the blue button into its HbbTV application.
The rollout of the new-generation DTT platform DVB-T2/HEVC across Germany has commenced today.
German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast will make the USB TV stick for reception of the next-generation DVB-T2/HEVC-based DTT platform including the encrypted Freenet TV service available from retailers and www.freenet.tv from March 23, 2017.
The Spanish Digital TV Tech Forum (Foro Técnico de la Televisión Digital) has adopted the new standard HbbTV 2 version 2.0.1 in its DTT receiver’s specification for the Spanish market.
The Czech Republic’s Slagr TV (‘Hit TV’) has made its HbbTV service available to DTH viewers.
The Czech incumbent O2 is preparing the one of Europe’s first HbbTV applications with SMS payments, working in partnership with Mautilus.
German transmitter network operator Media Broadcast will launch HbbTV service Freenet TV Connect along with its commercial TV broadcaster platform Freenet TV via DVB-T2 on March 29, 2017.
Swiss public broadcaster SRG SSR will continue to transmit its TV and radio channels for DTH satellite households via Hotbird (13° East).
German media company ProSiebenSat.1 will close down its personalised music video service Ampya on March 1, 2017.