Where do hybrid applications work?
At the moment, Hybrid TV works in the terrestrial network and in the free channels that can be viewed through Telia Cable TV, Elisa Cable TV on MTV and Yle channels and DNA Cable TV on MTV channels.
Using Hybrid TV requires a television that is compliant with the HbbTV standard. This page includes information on the televisions of various manufacturers that support the HbbTV standard. At the moment, there are mainly two different versions on the market: HbbTV 1.0 and HbbTV 1.5. The HbbTV version 2.0 has been published, and device manufacturers are gradually taking it into use.
HbbTV 1.0 devices only provide an extended programme guide through the Hybrid TV menu.
HbbTV 1.5 and newer devices can use the online video services of various channels and other complementary services, such as Yle Areena, mtv-service, Ruutu and the Finnish ice hockey league results service.
What TV equipment is required to watch Yle Areena and the Nelonen Ruutu application?
Viewing the online broadcasts of Yle Areena and Nelonen Ruutu requires a fairly new smart tv that is connected to a broadband network and that supports the HbbTV version 1.5. Services can be launched by pressing the red button when viewing the service provider’s channels. Hybrid TV services can currently be used with all smart televisions being sold in Finland and with some television models that were sold in 2013 and 2014.
You can watch Yle Areena and Ruutu through television with the following devices
- Finlux (models introduced in 2014 and later)
- Grundig (models introduced in 2014 and later)
- LG (models introduced in 2013 and later)
- Panasonic (models introduced in 2013 and later)
- Philips (models introduced in 2014 and later)
- Sony (models introduced in 2014 and later)
- Toshiba (models introduced in 2014 and later)
On which TV devices does the mtv service work?
The mtv service can be used with four smart TV brands sold in Finland. You can open the mtv service on all MTV channels (MTV, Sub and Ava) by pressing the red button on the remote control.
You can use the mtv service on the devices listed below
- LG: WEBOS models (starting from 2015)
- Sony: Android TV (starting from 2016), non-Android models starting from 2017
- Panasonic: all models starting from 2016
- Samsung: models starting from 2018
Which devices support encrypted Hybrid Beta channels?
Below is a list of devices you can use to view Hybrid Beta channels:
- LG: WebOS models starting from 2017 (webOS 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5)
- Panasonic: My Home Screen models starting from 2018 (My Home Screen versions 3 and 4)
- Samsung: the 2019 models
The security mechanisms for paid video services are strictly specified and therefore not all Hybrid TV devices are compatible with these services. Digita is actively trying to find ways to increase the terminal device selection in cooperation with device manufacturers.
Status on 8 January 2020 – the device list will be updated.
Digita’s programme guide is also available on the following Hybrid TV devices
Digita provides through Hybrid TV a programme guide that includes more detailed programme information and many other features from channels that use hybrid services. The device-specific instructions and information provided below are based on information published by importers.
Smart TV models from 2013 and later models support Hybrid TV.
In 2013 model smart televisions and later models, Hybrid TV works when using the latest software version.
Smart TV models from 2012 and later Smart VIERA televisions support Hybrid TV after activation.
Activating Hybrid TV:
1. Select Menu and select Settings > Data Service Application.
2. Select Autom. start – On
Activation of Hybrid TV, Smart VIERA televisions from the model year 2012:
1. Select Menu and select Settings > Display settings > Data Service Application.
2. Select Autom. start – On
Smart TV models from 2012 and later models support Hybrid TV.
Sony smart TVs support Hybrid TV starting from the 2012 model year.
Activating Hybrid TV for smart TVs from the 2012 model year:
1. Select HOME > Settings > Digital TV Settings > Interactive application setting
2. Select Interactive application > On
3. Make sure that “Turn the application on automatically” is On.
All 2018 Samsung Smart TVs support HbbTV 1.5.
A one-time application installation is first required for older Samsung Smart TV models.
You can find the application in the Smart Hub menu (Samsung Apps) – first select Categories at the bottom of the screen and then select Information. Find the “HBBTV” application and launch it. Follow the instructions in the application, and the hybrid services will then work.
Smart HD Antenna Ready
Digita, Finnish TV companies and the Finnish Federation for Communications and Teleinformatics, FiCom, have agreed to start the testing of new smart TV devices. Televisions with a hybrid feature have an Antenna Ready Smart HD seal.
Further information is available at www.testatutlaitteet.fi
Further information on Hybrid TV services:
Digita Info, firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. +358 (0)20 411 7676 (on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.)