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HbbTV developments in the UK

January 25, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The first session of the HbbTV webinar series in 2022 explains how HbbTV operates in the UK with insights on market players, services, developments and trends. A special focus is on the collaboration between broadcasters, manufacturers, retailers and consumers. The presentations are followed by Q&A.


James Jackson, Technology Director, Freeview/Digital UK

Richard Moreton, Business Development and Industrial Affairs, Samsung Electronics R&D Institute UK

Sylvain Thevenot, Managing Director, Netgem UK, CCO/CMO, Netgem Group


Jörn Krieger, Freelance Journalist

Presenters’ Biographies

James Jackson is the Technology Director of Digital UK where he is responsible for the management of the technology, specifications and systems supporting the UK’s largest free-to-air television platform. Building on the success of Freeview, James has led the technical development of the Freeview Play platform, which offers free to view access to DTT broadcast and IP delivered content from all of the UK’s major broadcasters.

Richard Moreton works in the Business Development and Industrial Affairs team for Samsung R&D Institute where he supports Samsung’s European activities within the digital TV market, including forming strategic partnerships and defining European Standards for accessibility feature support on Samsung’s TV sets. Richard is also the Co-Chair of the HbbTV Requirements Group.

Sylvain Thevenot joined Netgem in 2015, creating the London office of Netgem Group, a leading provider of connected TV products since 1996. He has played a key role in transforming the business model from a set-top box vendor to a service provider. Sylvain launched Netgem TV in the UK, the ‘super aggregator TV service’ with Freeview Play/HbbTV at the heart, completed by the most popular OTT services such as Amazon Prime, YouTube, Britbox and BT Sport.

A recording of the 1-hour webinar is available on our YouTube channel. The presentations can be downloaded as PDF documents: James, Richard, Sylvain.


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