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HbbTV Symposium 2021 unveils speakers and topics

Geneva, November 16, 2021 – An impressive line-up of international top-level executives and experts will provide first-hand insights into key topics and developments of the connected TV industry at the 9th HbbTV Symposium and Awards on November 24-25, 2021 in Paris, France. The in-person event will be co-hosted by the HbbTV Association and French streaming platform Salto.

The conference agenda features panels and presentations on experiences with HbbTV deployments, the rollout of Targeted Advertising solutions, future specification updates, HbbTV OpApp best practice examples, innovations in HbbTV apps, the role of standardisation and insights from the US market. A special session will focus on conformance regimes and interoperability issues in different European markets.

The speakers include Anaïs Libolt (Dolby), Olivia May & James Jackson (Digital UK), Joe Winograd (Verance), Sebastian Busse (Smartclip), Kai Mysliwiec (ProSiebenSat.1), Luca De Bartolo (Tivù), Xavi Redon (Cellnex), Martin Faehnrich (Panasonic), Pedro Valiente & Nello Saulino (Kineton), Stuart Savage (LG), Rachel Mischke & Franziska Kleemann (Zattoo), Juha Joki (Sofia Digital), Nguyen Thi Thanh Van (Samsung), Leticia Noriega (TP Vision), Peter MacAvock (EBU), Erik Gazzoni (SmarDTV), Michiel Willemsen (Irdeto), Martin Prins (Media Distillery), Emily Dubs (DVB), Oliver Botti & Serge Bidault (Fincons), Paul Martin (OBS), Alberto Bruno (Mediaset), Richard Lindsay-Davies (DTG) and Madeleine Noland (ATSC).

The panels and round table sessions will be accompanied by keynotes held by Vincent Grivet (HbbTV Association), Thomas Follin (Salto), Paul Gray (Omdia) and Jon Piesing (HbbTV Association).

The HbbTV Symposium 2021 will also host the fourth edition of the HbbTV Awards, showcasing and celebrating excellence in the HbbTV community. The prizes will be awarded at a prestigious ceremony in the evening of November 24.

The online registration form for the 9th HbbTV Symposium and Awards as well as details on the conference programme, the HbbTV Awards, speakers, sponsors, media partners, the event venue and recommended hotels can be found at www.hbbtv.org/9th-hbbtv-symposium-and-awards-2021/.

The event will be organised in full compliance with the French Covid rules that apply at the time of the event. Currently these would include a requirement for everyone participating in person to be able to prove vaccination, recovery from Covid or a negative result from a recent PCR test. Details can be found on the registration page and at www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/pass-sanitaire.

Note: For industry executives unable to attend the in-person event in Paris, the HbbTV Association will offer an opportunity to watch the event as a live-stream on its website.

Contact HbbTV Association:
Angelo Pettazzi
Chair HbbTV Marketing and Education Working Group (MEWG)
email: angelo.pettazzi@mediaset.it
Tel: +39 02 2514 8355

Press Contact:
Thomas Fuchs
Fuchs Media Consult GmbH
email: tfuchs@fuchsmc.com
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