HbbTV Awards 2022 open for entries
Geneva, July 7, 2022 – 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 pleased to invite entries for this year’s HbbTV Awards.
The contest takes place as part of the 10th HbbTV Symposium and Awards on November 9-10, 2022 in Prague, jointly hosted by the HbbTV Association and Czech Association of Commercial Television (AKTV). The HbbTV Awards will be held for the fifth time, showcasing and celebrating best practice and excellence in the HbbTV community.
The providers of HbbTV applications and services are welcome to submit their entries through this online form; the website also details the terms and conditions of the free competition. There are six awards and one judges’ award.
The categories for the HbbTV Awards 2022 are:
- Best use of HbbTV for advertising-based solutions
- Best tool or product for HbbTV service development or delivery
- Best technology innovation in an HbbTV product or service
- Best interoperability and conformance tool
- Best marketing or promotion of an HbbTV-based service
- Best individual contribution to the HbbTV Association
- Judges’ award “HbbTV newcomer of the year”
A company may enter into as many of the categories as they like. Each submission will require a separate form to be completed. The awards are free to enter. Entries will be judged on their execution, impact and innovation.
The closing date for submissions is September 15, 2022. A shortlist of finalists will be put forward to a panel of industry experts who will select the winners. The finalists will be announced by October 15, 2022.
The prizes will be awarded at a prestigious ceremony on November 10 as part of the HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2022. All finalists are invited to attend the awards ceremony.
The winners of the fourth HbbTV Awards, held in 2021 in Paris, France, include Nowtilus, Fincons Group, Verance, Dotscreen, Thi Thanh Van Nguyen (Samsung) and Mediaset España.
“The HbbTV Awards 2022 provide an excellent opportunity to showcase the latest best-in-class examples of applications and services enabled by the HbbTV specifications. The strong interest we have received from industry players before opening the competition reflects the HbbTV Awards’ high recognition in the connected TV (CTV) community. The HbbTV Awards are now open for entries and I would like to encourage all industry players to enter the contest,” said Vincent Grivet, Chair of the HbbTV Association.
The HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2022 targets platform operators, broadcasters, advertisers and adtechs, standards organisations and technology companies, offering first-hand insights into the latest and most innovative services available to viewers, operators and advertisers.
The annual key summit of the CTV industry will take place at the National house of Vinohrady. The prestigious neo-renaissance building, centrally located in Prague, will provide a first-class base for conference attendees, sponsors and networking.
Details on the sponsoring packages at the HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2022 and the preceding preview and demo events can be found in the Call for Sponsors. Industry executives and experts interested in participating in the conference programme are welcome to submit their proposals for presentations on the Call for Speakers.