HbbTV Awards open for entries

The inaugural HbbTV Awards are now open for entries from across the HbbTV community.  The Awards, which take place on October 17th in Rome at the 6th annual HbbTV Symposium, recognise those companies that demonstrate the best adoption of HbbTV, with the theme:

HbbTV: Technical Excellence, Commercial Advantage

If you are involved in the HbbTV industry and feel that your contribution should be noted and recognised, this award ceremony and symposium is for you. Choose your category and get your entry sent to us as soon as possible, entry details are available from the symposium website (www.hbbtvsymposium.com). The awards are free to enter.

The categories for the awards are:

·     Best use of HbbTV for Advertising and Promotion

·     Best use of HbbTV for Broadcast Enhancement

·     Best Multiscreen HbbTV Service

·     Best use of HbbTV for Content Discovery (VOD and Guides)

·     Best Marketing or Promotion of an HbbTV Based Service

·     Best Technology Innovation in an HbbTV Product or Service

·     Best Individual Contribution to the HbbTV Association

·     Judges Grand Prix Prize

The judges for these prestigious awards are:

·     Alberto Sigismondi, Tivù

·     Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, NAGRA

·     Benito Mari, HDFI

·     Gino Alberico, RAI

·     Peter MacAvock, DVB/EBU

·     Régis Saint-Girons, Independent

·     Renato Farina, Eutelsat Italia

·     William Cooper, Informitv

Matthew Huntington, CTO of Freesat and Chair of the HbbTV Marketing & Education Group said: “The HbbTV Awards are a key development in the evolution of HbbTV. We welcome submissions which reflect the breadth of the HbbTV community and reflect the wide range of successful implementations we’ve seen across 43 million devices with 300 apps in 25 countries. “

The HbbTV Awards are hosted by the HbbTV Association with support from The Associazione HD Forum Italia (HDFI) and the DTG. Entries close on October 6th and finalists will be advised by October 10th.

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