9th HbbTV Symposium and Awards

21st – 22nd November 2021 | Paris

HbbTV Awards 2021

Following its successful inauguration at the 6th HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2017 in Rome, the HbbTV Association is pleased to present the HbbTV Awards 2021. The contest showcased and celebrated excellence in the HbbTV community.

Nominees & Winners

Best marketing or promotion of an HbbTV based service

The nominees were:

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

  • Megamedia Televisión: SERVICE PROPOSAL CREATION AND MAINTENANCE OF WEB AND SOCIAL NETWORKS LOVEStv

  • ProSiebenSat.1 Digital GmbH: Recommendation System

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

From left to right: Iva Nesrstová and Daniel Grunt / FTV Prima, Madeleine Noland / ATSC Forum & Awards Presenter, Sonia Fili / Master of Awards Ceremony

 

Best multiscreen HbbTV experience

The nominees were:

  • 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

The winner is: Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH: Fernsehen für ALLE/TV for EVERYONE

From left to right: Michael Probst & Klaus Merkel / IRT, Rainer Biehn / BMT, Alberto Sigismondi, Tivù & Awards Presenter, Sonia Fili / Master of Awards Ceremony

 

Best tool for HbbTV development or delivery

The nominees were:

  • 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

The winner is: Nomor Research GmbH: HbbTV Conformance Software

From left to right: Ece Oztürk / Nomor Research, Xavier Redon / Cellnex Telecom & Awards Presenter, Sonia Fili / Master of Awards Ceremony

 

Best use of HbbTV for advertising and promotion         

The nominees were:

  • 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

The winner is: ENENSYS: AdsReach

From left to right: ENENSYS team headed by Régis LE ROUX (middle), Angelo Pettazzi / Mediaset & Awards Presenter, Sonia Fili / Master of Awards Ceremony

 

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

The nominees were:

  • 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

The winner is: HD+: HD+ integrated in TV sets

From left to right: Arne Redl & Wilfried Urner & Matthias Koch / HD Plus, Raj Patel / Yotta Medial Labs & Awards Presenter, Sonia Fili / Master of Awards Ceremony

Best use of HbbTV for enhanced TV services

The nominees were:

  • ARD Play-Out-Center: Replay

  • DOTSCREEN: Arte HbbTV

  • 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

The winner is: FTV Prima, spol. s r.o. TVOD – Previews of prime-time series in HbbTV

From left to right: Iva Nesrstová and Daniel Grunt / FTV Prima, Yianns Vougiogklakis / ERT & Awards Presenter, Sonia Fili / Master of Awards Ceremony

Best use of HbbTV for Operator applications   

The nominees were:

  • DOTSCREEN: Amazin’TV

  • Panasonic: HD+ HbbTV OpApp

The winner is: Panasonic: HD+ HbbTV OpApp

From left to right: Martin Fähnrich &  Jörg Pfliegensdörfer / Panasonic, Thomas Follin / SALTO & Awards Presenter, Steffen Böhm / Panasonic, Sonia Fili / Master of Awards Ceremony

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

Best Individual Contribution to the HbbTV Association

The nominees were:

  • Mika Kanerva / Sofia Digital

  • Jack Lacy / Intertrust

  • Chris Poole / BBC

The winner is: Chris Poole / BBC

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

The nominees were:

  • ARD Play-Out-Center / Replay
  • Bayerische Medien Technik / TV for Everyone
  • British Telecom / Football at Home, Multiscreen presentation
  • DOTSCREEN / Amazin‘TV
  • ENENSYS / AdsReach
  • FTV Prima / Boosting HbbTV awareness on the Czech Market
  • FTV Prima / HbbTV reporting for clients based on Big Data
  • FTV Prima / HbbTV VOD app: How to discover the best content for users?
  • FTV Prima / TVOD – Previews of prime-time series in HbbTV
  • HD+ / HD+ integrated in TV sets
  • Kinet TV / KiNET CREATOR
  • Megamedia Televisión / Service Proposal creation and maintenance of Web and social networks LOVEStv
  • Nomor Research / HbbTV Conformance Software
  • Panasonic / HD+ HbbTV OpApp
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Digital / Can you survive moon?
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Digital / Recommendation System
  • Sofia Digital / Sofia Backstage(R) Author 3.0

The winner is: Bayerische Medien Technik / TV for Everyone

From left to right: Michael Probst / IRT, Rainer Biehn / BMT, Klaus Merkel / IRT, Teun van der Veen / TNO & Awards Presenter, Sonia Fili / Master of Awards Ceremony

Judges award for most impactful HbbTV product or service

The nominees were:

  • ARD Play-Out-Center / Replay
  • Bayerische Medien Technik / TV for Everyone
  • British Telecom / Football at Home, Multiscreen presentation
  • DOTSCREEN / Amazin‘TV
  • ENENSYS / AdsReach
  • FTV Prima / Boosting HbbTV awareness on the Czech Market
  • FTV Prima / HbbTV reporting for clients based on Big Data
  • FTV Prima / HbbTV VOD app: How to discover the best content for users?
  • FTV Prima / TVOD – Previews of prime-time series in HbbTV
  • HD+ / HD+ integrated in TV sets
  • Kinet TV / KiNET CREATOR
  • Megamedia Televisión / Service Proposal creation and maintenance of Web and social networks LOVEStv
  • Nomor Research / HbbTV Conformance Software
  • Panasonic / HD+ HbbTV OpApp
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Digital / Can you survive moon?
  • ProSiebenSat.1 Digital / Recommendation System
  • Sofia Digital / Sofia Backstage(R) Author 3.0

The winner is: HD+ / HD+ integrated in TV sets

From left to right: Arne Redl & Wilfried Urner / HD Plus, Jason Power / Dolby & Awards Presenter, Matthias Koch / HD Plus, Sonia Fili / Master of Awards Ceremony

The prizes were awarded at a prestigious ceremony on 21st November 2019. The ceremony formed  part of the 8th HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2019, which took place 21-22 November 2019 in Athens.

During the call for entries for the HbbTV Awards 2019, a total of 46 submissions were received from 13 countries. The shortlists of finalists were put forward to an independent jury of industry experts which selected the winners.

“Congratulations to the winners of the HbbTV Awards 2019! The jury has made an excellent choice, reflecting the variety, innovation and creativity of the entries,” said Vincent Grivet (TDF), Chair of the HbbTV Association. “The winning applications provide perfect examples of how broadcasters and platform operators can use HbbTV’s open specifications to offer the advanced hybrid services required to compete in today’s increasingly converged broadcast and broadband world.”

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

Location

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

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