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HbbTV 2.0 Specification Announcement

From: mark a. foltz <mfoltz@google.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2015 13:18:28 -0800
Message-ID: <CALgg+HE6xYsC4EsQRN0V3QmYppQ_4WCPZ9T-O+ivgh4-7oUPsQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-secondscreen@w3.org" <public-secondscreen@w3.org>
Cc: "public-webscreens@w3c.org" <public-webscreens@w3c.org>, Mark Scott <markdavidscott@google.com>
Second-screen WG (& Webscreens CG),

I wanted to make you aware of a recent announcement [1] by the HbbTV 2.0
consortium of a proposed specification for discovery and control of Smart
TVs [2] that would allow "companion devices" (e.g., browsers) to launch a
Web application on the TV using DIAL [3].

The relevant discussion can be found in Section 14 of the specification,
"Companion Screens," which I have yet to digest fully.

If this specification is adopted by manufacturers, it would mean that a
large number of endpoints would become compatible in principle with many
aspects of the Presentation API.  We should keep this in mind as we develop
the Presentation API specification.

[1] http://www.digitaltveurope.net/320392/hbbtv-2-0-specification-announced/
[2] http://www.hbbtv.org/pages/about_hbbtv/HbbTV_specification_2_0.pdf
[3] http://www.dial-multiscreen.org/

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