The HbbTV (Hybrid BroadcastBroadband TV) Consortium has appointed Digital TV Labs as its first registered test centre.

The Bristol-based firm is the first lab to be officially licensed to certify compliance with the HbbTV 1.1.1 test suite for HbbTV-enabled TVs and set-top boxes.

Digital TV Labs chief executive Keith Potter said: “We believe HbbTV conformance testing is vital to ensure interoperability of this fast-growing hybrid technology that is being widely adopted by broadcasters.”

HbbTV consortium members include Red Bee Media and Technicolor.