HbbTV Awards 2023 open for entries
Geneva, September 15, 2023 – The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes, is pleased to invite entries for this year’s HbbTV Awards.
The contest will take place as part of the 11th HbbTV Symposium and Awards on November 28-29, 2023 in Naples, jointly hosted by the HbbTV Association and Comunicare Digitale, an Italian association for the development of digital television. The HbbTV Awards will be held for the sixth time, showcasing and celebrating best practice and excellence in the HbbTV community.
The providers of HbbTV applications and services are welcome to submit their entries through this online form; the website also details the terms and conditions of the free competition.
The categories for the HbbTV Awards 2023 are:
- Best use of HbbTV for advertising-based solutions
- Best tool or product for HbbTV service development or delivery
- Best technology innovation in an HbbTV product or service
- Best marketing or promotion of an HbbTV-based service
- Judges’ Award: “HbbTV newcomer of the year”
A company may enter into as many of the categories as they like. Each submission will require a separate form to be completed. The awards are free to enter. Entries will be judged on their execution, impact and innovation.
The closing date for submissions is September 30, 2023. A shortlist of finalists will be put forward to a panel of industry experts who will select the winners. The finalists will be announced by October 31, 2023.
“The HbbTV Awards 2023 will provide an excellent opportunity to showcase the latest best-in-class examples of applications, services and innovations enabled by the HbbTV specifications. We are happy to open this year’s competition and encourage all market players to enter the race for the connected TV industry’s most prestigious award,” said Vincent Grivet, Chair of the HbbTV Association.
The prizes will be awarded at a glamorous ceremony on November 28 as part of the HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2023. All finalists are invited to attend the awards celebration.
The winners of the fifth HbbTV Awards, held in 2022 in Prague, Czech Republic, include TV Nova, Fincons Group, ZDF, Kineton, Cellnex/LOVEStv and Klaus Merkel (rbb/ARD).
The HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2023 targets platform operators, broadcasters, advertisers and adtechs, standards organisations and technology companies, offering first-hand insights into the latest and most innovative services available to viewers, operators and advertisers.
For the first time, the HbbTV Symposium conference will be split into a traditional format with keynotes, presentations and round tables on the first day while the second day will host an unconference in which the participants will decide about the agenda, topics and discussions, actively shaping and driving the conference sessions and conclusions.
The annual key summit of the connected TV industry will take place at the Naples Maritime Station – Angevin Pier, a modern congress and exhibition centre located in the port area of Naples at the Mediterranean Sea, providing an excellent base for conference attendees, sponsors and networking.
Details on the sponsoring packages at the HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2023 and the preceding preview and demo events can be found in the Call for Sponsors.