HbbTV Application Toolkit

HbbTV Application Toolkit

Creating HbbTV apps made easy

Owner/developer

IRT and Fraunhofer FOKUS

Contact person(s)

For technical information:

  • Christoph Ziegler
  • Institut fuer Rundfunktechnik GmbH
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  • Robert Seeliger
  • Fraunhofer-Institute for Open Communication Systems FOKUS
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What it does

Due to the lack of tools for content creators and developers, developing HbbTV applications can be demanding, time-consuming and expensive. The HbbTV Application Toolkit SE provides a powerful tool set enabling broadcasters, program editors and TV app developers to quickly and easily create HbbTV-compliant TV apps.


How it works

HAT provides a CMS with a set of GUI templates, populated with content via an easy-to-use HTML5-based user interface. A REST-API to the content model of the HbbTV App Toolkit SE's CMS allows its integration into a content creator’s established production environment. In addition, the HbbTV App Toolkit SE supports HbbTV developers by providing a library with solutions for recurrent tasks, e.g. navigation through a button list, scrollable elements, channel change, etc.


What you get

The CMS front end is browser-based. It can be used with any current mobile or desktop browser. The CMS content model can be accessed via a REST-API.


Delivery model

  • SaaS

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