Background of HbbTV
HbbTV marks the new era of interactive TV. TV manufacturers adopted different approaches towards so-
In 2009, CE manufacturers and broadcasters consolidated the available standards and finally decided a kind of unified standard stacks for hybrid broadcast broadband TV, or HbbTV.
Currently, HbbTV services have been launched in Germany, France, Spain, Poland, soon to be on-
As brand manufacturers and system integrator, how to conduct HbbTV test?
Application Manager related tests
DSMCC Stream Event related tests
DSMCC Application Transport related tests
Codec and HbbTV Signalling, e.g, Autostart, Present
Test Browser (free/proven tools can test browser capability)
With respect to HbbTV testing, think TWICE when you are going to purchase "test harness"
There are several companies selling test tools or test harness for HbbTV automation test. It’s a costly solution since TV manufacturers are facing fierce competition and price war. We don’t recommend customers to choose such kind of automation tools unless really necessary.
HbbTV is industry recommend standard, no compulsory, and use of HbbTV logo required no mandatory compliance test.
Most importantly, HbbTV official test cases are free to HbbTV consortium members, which membership fee costs 7000 EUR per year. No organization/company is allowed to sell official test cases.
StreamSpark HbbTV test sutie offered two test packages:
1. HbbTV field test streams
2. HbbTV intake test suite
Test Cases (excerpt)