HbbTV stands for Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV. HbbTV is an industry-standard for Hybrid digital TV. But what does it do or provide?
How can it help me?
HbbTV standard blends broadcast, IPTV and broadband delivery of entertainment through connected TVs and set-top boxes. It also provides an avenue for more content from TV providers to be made available, including traditional broadcast TV, video-on-demand and catch-up TV services.
HbbTV can show digital television content from different sources including:
- Traditional broadcast TV
- Connected devices
What do I need?
To watch hybrid digital TV, you’ll need a hybrid IPTV set-top box with a range of input connectors, including Ethernet as well as at least one tuner for receiving broadcast TV signals. The tuner in a hybrid set-top box can be digital terrestrial television (DVB-T, DVB-T2), digital cable (DVB-C, DVB-C2) and digital satellite (DVB-S, DVB-S2).
HbbTV devices allows you to view all these advanced services on your TV via a single device. In addition to the above-mentioned content, hybrid digital TV also provides consumers with access to user-generated content either stored on an external hard drive, or cloud storage, and to a range of advanced interactive services and Internet applications.
HbbTV can also provide enhanced teletext, personalisation and games, as well as having more interactive functions such as voting, interactive advertising and social networking.