To build an HbbTV app, the author first defines the layout of a page by alligning empty containers with drag & drop, which can be saved as design templates. Options for overall look & feel of the app are provided as well.
These containers are then filled with specific HbbTV components which provide the functionality. Currently the following components are available in the core-version of MPAT:
- Picture Gallery
- Broadcast Window
- Red Button
- Social Media Feed
Either content can be accessed directly from the native WordPress media library or imported from external asset management systems of broadcasters with the help of a plugin. MPAT natively supports transcoding directly into HbbTV-compatible media with the integrated asset converter.
Find out more about the navigation models on the next page.