HbbTV 2.0 specification released

Klaus Illgner

Klaus Illgner

The HbbTV Association has released the new specification for HbbTV 2.0, the open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes.

HBB 2.0 will support HTML5, MPEG-DASH we well as HEVC  and Ultra HD; it is designed to pave the way for a new wave of consumer TV services based on advances including companion device support.

“The HbbTV Association is pleased to announce the HbbTV 2.0 specification which sets the stage to introduce exciting new services in 2016. The specification benefits consumers and broadcasters by introducing new and innovative ways for enjoying TV programming” comments Klaus Illgner, Chair, HbbTV Association. “With HbbTV 2.0, consumers will be able to explore a richer, more immersive experience with new applications, exciting user interfaces and support for companion devices.”

The first compliant receivers are expected to be made available in 2016.

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