EBU BroadThinking 2015 and DVB World 2015 Showcase HbbTV



GENEVA — March 16, 2015 — The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing an open standard for the delivery of broadcast and broadband services through connected TVs and set-top boxes, is pleased to announce that BroadThinking 2015 and DVB World 2015 will prominently feature HbbTV topics, speakers and discussions.

BroadThinking 2015 is organized by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and is taking place from March 18th and 19th. The event has designed an agenda with a strong focus on HbbTV, including a broad range of sessions covering a variety of topics including HbbTV 2.0, certification, interoperability, deployments and more. DVB World 2015, scheduled from March 23rd to 25th , will feature Jon Piesing, Director of Standardization at TP Vision and Vicechair of the HbbTV Association, reviewing the new HbbTV 2.0 specification.

“We are pleased to see the prominent focus of HbbTV at BroadThinking 2015 and DVB World 2015” said Klaus Illgner, chairman of the HbbTV Association. “HbbTV has strong momentum and an active community across the world. We’re honored to share HbbTV insights and best practices with the broader community. It is also an excellent opportunity for us to share details on the HbbTV 2.0 specification that has just been released.”

Interested delegates should register to attend the events here:

About HbbTV Association (www.hbbtv.org)

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (or “HbbTV”) is a major global initiative aimed at harmonising the broadcast and broadband delivery of entertainment services to the end consumer through connected TVs and set‐top boxes. The HbbTV specification was developed by industry leaders to effectively manage the rapidly increasing amount of available content targeted at today’s end consumer. It is based on elements of existing specifications including OIPF (Open IPTV Forum), CEA, DVB, MPEG-DASH and W3C. For further information about the HbbTV Association visit: www.hbbtv.org

HbbTV Association Contacts:

Kirk Edwardson and Régis Saint Girons
Co-Chairs, HbbTV Marketing Group
Email: press@hbbtv.org

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Contact HbbTV Association:
Angelo Pettazzi
Chair HbbTV Marketing and Education Working Group (MEWG)
email: angelo.pettazzi@kineton.it
Tel: +39 335 7614 596