HbbTV Association and the DTG announce HbbTV Symposium 2015
4th Annual symposium gathers top industry leaders
in London to discuss HbbTV
GENEVA — October 26, 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, and the DTG, the UK collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, are pleased to announce the 4th annual European HbbTV Symposium: HbbTV 2.0 and Beyond taking place in London on Dec 8th and 9th 2015.
2015 has been a breakout year for HbbTV and the symposium is the industry’s preeminent event to get a first hand view of new deployments, new features and new specifications while networking with leaders in the HbbTV community, including operators, broadcasters, standards bodies and technology companies.
Attendees will also benefit from first-hand demonstrations organised by device manufacturers, content providers and application developers.
“HbbTV has seen remarkable global growth in 2015: a number of new countries, including the UK, New Zealand, Senegal, Namibia, Bosnia, and Estonia, have deployed HbbTV this year. Additionally, announcements for future deployments have been made in Norway, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, South Africa as well as in Ivory Coast,” stated Klaus Illgner, HbbTV chairman.
“Along with this growing global momentum, the HbbTV Association also published the newest standard specification, HbbTV 2.0. These are all topics that attendees of the symposium will be able to learn more about.”
The DTG has been instrumental in its contribution to the development of HbbTV, from developing standards to product testing, allowing it to become the natural next step in interactive TV in the UK.
To register your spot at HbbTV’s largest event, interested delegates can follow the link to our website: hbbtvsymposium.com.
About the DTG (www.dtg.org.uk )
The DTG is the UK collaboration centre for innovation in digital media technology, reaching industry, government, academia and international partners, set up with the purpose of looking after the digital TV marketplace. It underpins the free-to-air platforms Freeview, Freesat and YouView, and supporting the development of Sky, Virgin Media, BT and TalkTalk.
It has been central to the distribution of TV in the UK for nearly two decades through the collaborative development of industry standards and best practice, and is currently embracing the convergence of content and networks across industries to focus on the efficient delivery of video to all screens – mobile, tablet and TV – in all formats: standard, high and ultra high definitions.
The DTG supports the next generation of digital TV and related technologies through its work in the delivery of video to mobile devices, television on tablets, spectrum coexistence management, TV white space, home networking, connected TV, accessibility, and the UK UHD Forum.
Head of Communications
About HbbTV Association (www.hbbtv.org)
Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (or “HbbTV”) is a global initiative aimed at harmonizing the broadcast and broadband delivery of entertainment services to consumers through connected TVs, set-top boxes and multiscreen devices. The HbbTV specification is developed by industry leaders to improve the video user experience for consumers by enabling innovative, interactive services over broadcast and broadband networks. The specification uses elements of existing specifications from other standards including OIPF, CEA, DVB, MPEG-DASH and W3C.
In June 2014, the activities of the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) were transferred to the HbbTV Association. This broadened the HbbTV Association’s mandate to include defining specifications for service providers and technology suppliers that streamline and accelerate deployment of IPTV services.
HbbTV Association Contacts:
Kirk Edwardson and Régis Saint Girons
Co-Chairs, HbbTV Marketing Group