The EU project TV-RING (www.tvring.eu) will explore new insights within the operation of Connected TV applications based on HbbTV.
Three pilot projects spread across Europe offer the possibility of different applications such as second screen, high-resolution video streaming – up to UHD – or the distribution of multiple parallel video streams.
As part of the German pilot project, IRT and Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (rbb) are working on the HbbTV application for the youth program “Verknallt & Abgedreht”, which was first broadcasted in the late 2014 at KIKA, a kids channel of the public German broadcasters.
Another goal of the project is to establish a professional HbbTV Developer Forum, which bundles knowledge, insights, and opinions of the HbbTV development in a web forum for beginners and experts.
Presented are the most important facts of the project as well as the tasks of the project partners. Furthermore, first results of the transfer of bandwidth-intensive video streams over HbbTV and the HbbTV Developer Forum will be presented.