Hybrid broadcast broadband TV

This multimedia standard combines television transmitted seamlessly and internet services.

Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (HbbTV) is the convergence of television and internet.

Today, HbbTV is a multimedia trend throughout Europe. To use this hybrid range of information, users need a DSL connection and an HbbTV receiver (suitable television set or compatible DVB-T or satellite receiver).

Examples for HbbTV contents are popular internet contents (e.g. ORF TVthek), interactive service elements (overlay) such as Voting, Games and Social Networking, improved teletext, mediatheque-applications for Video on Demand (VoD) and Catch-up TV, personalized news or Visual Radio, and even non-connected services can be addressed. The HbbTV standard also supports terminal devices which are not connected to the internet – contents can be transmitted in parallel with the television programme. The only restriction is access to videotheques.

ORS realizes HbbTV platforms and thereby covers all required steps of implementation from one source. The portfolio of applications development, system planning, integration, operation and maintenance caters to the demands of contemporary customers.

Service ORS provides for its customers in the field of HbbTV:

  • Design of application according to contents
  • Development of application
  • Compliance tests (acceptance examinations) on different terminal devices
  • Certification tests of terminal devices
  • Quality of experience examinations: what is a consumer's experience with an application on device A and on device B?