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HbbTV Association unveils conference agenda of HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2019

Geneva, September 19, 2019 – The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes, is proud to announce the impressive conference programme of the 8th HbbTV Symposium and Awards, taking place at the Megaron International Conference Centre in Athens, Greece, on November 21-22, 2019.

The annual key event of the connected TV industry, co-hosted by the HbbTV Association and Greek national broadcaster ERT, will provide an update on the latest developments in areas such as operator applications (OpApps), addressable TV, targeted advertising and hybrid DVB/IP services, discuss the experiences broadcasters, platform operators, service providers and hardware manufacturers made with HbbTV and look at the open standards’ future prospects in an increasingly competitive environment.

The keynotes will include a ‘state of the nation’ speech by the Vincent Grivet, Chair of the HbbTV Association, as well as a global TV market review, an update on the Greek market, the state of content piracy worldwide and the latest news regarding the HbbTV specifications and activities.

The focus of the panels will be on success stories through HbbTV technologies in major European countries, the current state of targeted advertising, HbbTV deployments around the globe, broadcasters’ and platform operators’ views on HbbTV, the value of HbbTV for operators, examples of how to increase the user experience, a look at other interactive standards on an international level and the role of HbbTV in future scenarios such as DVB-I and 5G Broadcast.

“The 8th HbbTV Symposium and Awards offers a unique platform for members of the broadcast and broadband industry to address and discuss the latest developments, aspects and trends in the connected TV world,” said Vincent Grivet, Chair of the HbbTV Association. “We are excited about the impressive conference agenda, covering all major issues, challenges and opportunities industry players face today. We would also like to thank the more than 20 top-level sponsors and supporters presenting their latest products and services at the accompanying exhibition.”

The HbbTV Symposium is accompanied by the HbbTV Awards, showcasing and celebrating excellence and best practice in the HbbTV community. The prestigious awards ceremony will take place on the evening of November 21, 2019.

The online registration form for the 8th HbbTV Symposium and Awards as well as more details on the conference programme, the HbbTV Awards, the event venue and hotel recommendations can be found at www.hbbtv.org/8th-hbbtv-symposium-and-awards-2019/. Special hotel rates with early bird discount are available until September 20, 2019, and early bird tickets at reduced rates until September 29, 2019. Early registration is recommended as the tickets are limited.