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How to handle remote control keys in a Smart TV application

By Janne Lahtela Let’s continue our awesome Smart TV –application! You can read the previous blog post from here: How to build your first Smart TV-application? This time we’ll look at how to handle key presses from the remote control, and we’re using a Samsung Smart TV so we get a variety of devices and

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Lessons learned from HbbTV Symposium in Prague 2022

Sofia Digital was once again a sponsor of the HbbTV Symposium, this time in Prague. The 10th HbbTV Symposium was held on 9-10 November 2022 and focused on Targeted Advertising and DVB-I. Sofia Digital had two speaking slots: first on DVB-I and HbbTV where Juha Joki and Mika Kanerva presented Innovative Ways to Use HbbTV

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IBC 2022

IBC2022 – Not as Expected

Sofia Digital exhibited at the IBC2022 event at the RAI Amsterdam. The four-day event had over 37,000 visitors from 170 countries and over 1,000 exhibitors. After the two previous events were cancelled, one could feel people’s excitement to finally meet again, face to face. As IBC promoted, “we are stronger together”. It was quite clear

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How to successfully design UI/UX for Smart TV apps

Designing Smart TV apps is a different and unique world Desktop and mobile environments (browsers and app ecosystems) have matured and stabilized so that designers can rely on common conventions and techniques. This is not yet the case in the diverse Smart TV world. Even if you understand the limitations and basic design principles for

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HbbTV Symposium 2021 Highlights from Paris

Sofia Digital thanks its partners and customers for the interesting meetings at Paris HbbTV Symposium, where the company was one of the event’s sponsors. The Symposium was a great event with many interesting presentations and discussions on the latest developments in our industry and, most importantly, we’ve had the chance to meet each other again

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How to build your first Smart TV-application?

Janne Lahtela You may already be familiar with Smart TV -applications, but have you ever wondered where they come from? Probably not, and that’s why I’ll tell you how the apps you use are made and how they appear on your TV screen. My goal here is that after reading this article you shall have

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Designing Multiplatform Smart TV Applications

Tommi Järvinen Big screen and Smart TVs in particular are rapidly becoming more and more important platforms for video services, overtaking PCs and mobile devices as the main device for consuming video content services. The reasons for this are obvious, of course: people are watching majority of their daily dose of video content at home

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DVB gives DVB-I a boost together with Sofia Digital

Sofia Digital continues its fruitful co-operation with the DVB Project, which is an industry-led consortium of the world’s leading media and technology companies working together to design open technical specifications for digital media delivery. ( The new project involves the DVB-I standard (I for Internet), creating a central service list registry implementation to speed up

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