HbbTV releases Version 2021-2 of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite

Geneva, August 31, 2021 – The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes, is pleased to announce the publication of a new version of the HbbTV Conformance Test Suite.

The new version, developed by the HbbTV Testing Group, is called v2021-2. It is the second and the most important major release of the Test Suite in 2021. Notably, the release includes all 234 tests developed for the new HbbTV specification for Targeted Advertising (HbbTV-TA) as well as 77 new tests created for the new HbbTV specification v2.0.3, approved by ETSI in April 2021.

“With this new release, HbbTV crosses a new benchmark, as our Test Suite now contains a total of 3,000 test cases and our approval rate is rising from 73% to 79%. This is the result of the substantial efforts made by the HbbTV Association to fund and develop a powerful Test Suite enabling a reliable industrial implementation of its specifications in the market,” said Vincent Grivet, Chair of the HbbTV Association.

The HbbTV Conformance Test Suite is an important tool for device manufacturers to verify compliance of their products with the most current HbbTV specifications, ensuring that existing and new features quickly and smoothly reach HbbTV-compliant TV sets and set-top boxes.

The Test Suite is available through one of the registered HbbTV test centres and, as a convenience, to HbbTV members for use in their own facilities.

For more information on the v2021-2 Test Suite, please visit www.hbbtv.org.

About the HbbTV Association

Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (or “HbbTV”) is a global initiative founded in 2010 developing a specification enabling the delivery of advanced and interactive TV and entertainment services to consumers through a combined use of both broadcast and broadband networks. The HbbTV specification is developed by industry leaders to improve the video experience of consumers on connected TV sets, set-top boxes and multiscreen devices. The HbbTV specification uses elements of existing specifications from other standards including OIPF, CEA, DVB, MPEG-DASH and W3C. With the incorporation of activities from the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) in 2014 and Smart TV Alliance in 2016, HbbTV is able to address service providers and technology suppliers for IPTV services as well as the combined scope of broadcast and over-the-top (OTT) services.

HbbTV is organised as a non-profit association registered in Switzerland and has around 80 members which include all global TV manufacturers, the large European broadcasters and TV platforms as well as a vast array of global technology and chipset vendors. More information: www.hbbtv.org

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The 9th HbbTV Symposium and Awards will take place on November 25-26, 2021, in Paris, France. More information: www.hbbtv.org/news-events/hbbtv-symposium-and-awards-2021-on-november-25-26-in-paris/

Contact HbbTV Association:
Angelo Pettazzi
Chair HbbTV Marketing and Education Working Group (MEWG)
email: [email protected]
Tel: +39 02 2514 8355

Press Contact:
Thomas Fuchs
Fuchs Media Consult GmbH
email: [email protected]
Tel: +49 171 4483 168

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