8th HbbTV Symposium and Awards

21st – 22nd November 2019 | Athens

HbbTV Awards Ceremony 2019

Following its successful inauguration at the 6th HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2017 in Rome, the HbbTV Association will be pleased to present the 3rd HbbTV Ceremony at the 8th Symposium & Awards 2019 in Athens. The contest showcases and celebrates excellence in the HbbTV community.

The submission process has been closed – thanks a lot to all having submitted proposals to the HbbTV Awards 2019!

The shortlist of finalists has been forwarded to a panel of industry experts who will select the winners. The finalists are (by category and in alphabetical order):

Best marketing or promotion of an HbbTV based service

  • FTV Prima, spol. s r.o.: Boosting HbbTV awareness on the Czech Market


  • ProSiebenSat.1 Digital GmbH: Recommendation System

Best multiscreen HbbTV experience

  • Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH: Fernsehen für ALLE/TV for EVERYONE

  • BT: Football at Home, multiscreen presentation

  • Czech Television: iVysilani

  • FTV Prima, spol. s r.o.: HbbTV – connecting all online platforms

  • IRT: Universal Launcher

Best tool for HbbTV development or delivery

  • Fincons Group: Smart Digital Platform: the HbbTV / ATSC3.0 video celebrities smart watching use case

  • Kinet TV s.r.o.: KiNET CREATOR

  • Nomor Research GmbH: HbbTV Conformance Software

  • Sofia Digital Ltd: Sofia Backstage(R) Author 3.0

Best use of HbbTV for advertising and promotion         

  • ENENSYS: AdsReach

  • FTV Prima, spol. s r.o.: HbbTV reporting for clients based on Big Data

  • Hybrid Company: Emirates Match

  • TeraVolt GmbH: Promotion Handball World Cup Live Streams

Best use of HbbTV for content discovery (VOD and broadcaster guides)              

  • Czech Television: iVysilani

  • FTV Prima, spol. s r.o.: HbbTV VOD app: How to discover the best content for users?

  • HD+: HD+ integrated in TV sets

Best use of HbbTV for enhanced TV services

  • ARD Play-Out-Center: Replay


  • FTV Prima, spol. s r.o. TVOD – Previews of prime-time series in HbbTV

  • Hybrid Company: Czech Radio

  • ProSiebenSat.1 Digital: Can you survive moon?

  • RTS – Radio Télévision Suisse: “Inside Risk” an interactive TV

  • Vewd: Live broadcast TV enhancement with OTT audio using HbbTV

  • ZDF: Biathlon World Cup and Fernsehgarten 360° Live Streaming in HbbTV

Best use of HbbTV for Operator applications   

  • DOTSCREEN: Amazin’TV

  • Panasonic: HD+ HbbTV OpApp

All shortlisted submissions will be judged on their execution, impact and innovation.

This year there will be 3 additional awards:

Judges award for best technology innovation in an HbbTV product or service

Judges award for most impactful HbbTV product or service

Best Individual Contribution to the HbbTV Association

Whereas the two judges awards will be elected by the judges based on the category winners and runner-ups, the “Best Individual Contribution to the HbbTV Association” award will be elected by all HbbTV members closer to the event; members will be informed via e-mail on the voting procedure. The nominations are:

  • Mika Kanerva / Sofia Digital

  • Jack Lacy / Intertrust

  • Chris Poole / BBC

The prizes will be awarded at a prestigious ceremony on 21st November 2019. The ceremony forms part of the 8th HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2019, taking place 21-22 November 2019 in Athens.



HbbTV Awards Judges 2019

Agnès Lanoë Arte
Alberto Sigismondi Tivù
Marc Hankmann Freelance Journalist
Matthew Huntington Arqiva
Xavier Redon Cellnex Telecom
Yiannis D. Vougiouklakis ERT


MEGARON Athens International Conference Centre
Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias and Kokkali 1
Athina 115 21

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