HD Forum Italia 2015 Conference Puts Spotlight on HbbTV 2.0



GENEVA — April 17, 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, is delighted to announce their participation at the HD Forum Italia 2015 Conference. The event will feature an HbbTV 2.0 workshop and a range of industry speakers representing the HbbTV Association.

The HbbTV workshop is scheduled from on April 24th as part of the HD Forum Italia Conference 2015, which will be on the 25th , at the Congress Centre in San Marino, Italy. The HD Forum Italia designed the conference to discuss current opportunities with hybrid services and to share best practices from other regions. This will include an overview of the different interactive services deployed on terrestrial and satellite channels. The goal of the conference is to promote the adoption of HbbTV services across the digital TV industry in Italy. The workshop will be part of the agenda at the annual HD Forum Italia general assembly which includes participation from broadcasters, network operators, TV manufacturers, service providers and developers.

“We are excited to share our insights into HbbTV best practices at the HD Forum Italia Conference 2015. In particular, we look forward to providing deep insights into the new HbbTV 2.0 specification” stated Klaus Illgner, chair, HbbTV Association, “Italian broadcasters are leaders in deploying advanced interactive broadcast TV services. With HbbTV 2.0, they can remain at the forefront of innovation and provide Italian consumers with a new generation of rich HTML5 applications on the TV and multiscreen devices. We look forward to participating at this event.”

For further information about the HbbTV Association visit: www.hbbtv.org

For more information about participating at the HD Forum Italia visit: www.hdforumitalia.org/HbbTV_workshop2015

About HbbTV Association (www.hbbtv.org)

Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (or “HbbTV”) is a major global initiative aimed at harmonising the broadcast and broadband delivery of entertainment services to the end consumer through connected TVs and set‐top boxes. The HbbTV specification was developed by industry leaders to effectively manage the rapidly increasing amount of available content targeted at today’s end consumer. It is based on elements of existing specifications including OIPF (Open IPTV Forum), CEA, DVB, MPEG-DASH and W3C.

HbbTV Association Contacts:

Kirk Edwardson and Régis Saint Girons
Co-Chairs, HbbTV Marketing Group
Email: press@hbbtv.org


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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