European broadcast association the FreeTV Alliance has announced a new suite of technical specifications for the development of mobile applications with which to control the the TV screen.
The release of the Remote Control Specification is in-line with one of the Alliance’s stated objectives to provide a common set of technical specifications for the television industry based on open standards.
A broad set of specifications is planned for release over the next 12 months. The FreeTV Alliance will develop test suites to support the specifications, which will aid manufacturers in their implementation of the specification.
“This new specification initiative is absolutely in-line with the stated aim of the Alliance to promote the harmonisation of satellite TV services and technology across Europe,” says Alberto Sigismondi, CEO of TivuSat and the Chair of the FreeTV Alliance. “All four founding members are looking forward to working with our hardware partners through the testing phase and then to implementing the first of these specifications in the very near future.”
ITV’s David Hornsby (Content Delivery Applications Manager) and Paul Clark (Technology Controller, Online, Pay & Interactive) will be delivering a combined keynote at this year’s TV Connect (28 – 30 April 2015 ExCel, London), ‘Guaranteeing Users a Consistent Experience on Their Mobiles.’