HbbTV Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced

Geneva, October 12, 2018 – HbbTV Awards 2017 Shortlist Announced

With an overwhelming number of submissions to the inaugural HbbTV Awards the shortlisted entries which the prestigious panel of judges will assess has been confirmed. A panel of HbbTV experts led by Matthew Huntington has decided on the shortlist and the finalists are:

For ‘Best use of HbbTV for content discovery (VOD and Guides)’

  • Digital UK, Freeview Explore
  • Freeview Australia, Freeview Plus
  • RTÉ, Saorview Connect
  • Media Broadcast, Freenet TV Guide
  • Tivù, TivuOn HbbTV app
  • Simplestream, Pop fun
  • Sofia Digital, Mediacorp Toggle Red Button

For ‘Best marketing or promotion of an HbbTV based service’

  • Freeview Australia, Freeview Plus
  • Media Broadcast, Freenet TV
  • Tivù, Video promo for the tivùon!
  • SRG, Push the right button!

For ‘Best use of HbbTV for broadcast enhancement’

  • Mediaset, TGCOM24/Sportmediset/METEO
  • Sofia Digital, Idols
  • Pro Sieben Sat- i, Interactive Quiz
  • Pro Sieben Sat, Red Button Relaunch
  • rbb, Band Camp Berlin
  • rbb, Täter Opfer Polizei
  • Dotscreen, Augmented TV for France Televisions

For ‘Best use of HbbTV for advertising and promotion’

  • Smartclip, Smartclip Addressable TV Platform
  • AdScribe, AdScribe Engage
  • Teravolt, Smart Pages
  • RTI/Mediaset, AD+ Enabler
  • R2B2 sro, R2B2 AYM

For ‘Best technology innovation in an HbbTV product or service’

  • Universidad de los Andes, HEd & Enhanced broadcasted related contents
  • Mautilus, HbbTV Playout Kit
  • Tivù, Alexa Voice Control & IoT Button
  • Media Broadcast, Dash Direct Play
  • Mineus, Suitest
  • Redtech Redbull, HbbTV Tracking Solution
  • Freeview New Zealand, TV app

For ‘Best multiscreen HbbTV service’

  • Tivù, tivùon! HbbTV companion screen POC
  • Eutelsat, Sat.tv application
  • Vewd, Vewd Core enhanced with HbbTV 2.0.1 media synchronization and companion screen support
  • Dotscreen, Dotscreen for Fransat Connect
  • Vicomtech, Basque Country election aplication

For ‘Best individual contribution to the HbbTV Association’

  • Matt Hammond, BBC R&D
  • Nguyen thi Thanh Van, Samsung Electronics
  • Chris Poole, BBC
  • Klaus Merkel, IRT
  • Ralph Edeine, Fransat
  • Mika Kanerva, Sofia Digital
  • Teun van der Veen, TNO

Matthew Huntingdon, CTO of Freesat and Chairman of the HbbTV Awards Jury said: “We’re delighted with both the high calibre and number of entries to this our first HbbTV Awards. Our esteemed judging panel is keen to review the shortlisted entries and we will be announcing the winners at the HbbTV Awards Ceremony over cocktails on the evening of 17th October in Rome.“

The judging panel includes:

  • Matthew Huntingdon, CTO, Freesat and Chairman of HbbTV Awards Jury
  • Régis Saint-Girons, Independent
  • Renato Farina, Eutelsat Italia
  • Alberto Sigismondi, Tivù
  • Benito Mari, HDFI
  • Anthony Smith-Chaigneau, NAGRA
  • Gino Alberico, RAI
  • Peter MacAvock, DVB/EBU
  • William Cooper, Informitv

The HbbTV Symposium 2017 takes place in Rome on 17th-18th October 2017. For more details visit: http://hbbtvrome.com/symposium/

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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