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The 7th Annual HbbTV Symposium 7 – 8 November 2018, Berlin

Geneva/Frankfurt – April 9, 2018. The HbbTV Association and the Deutsche TV-Plattform Association are proud to announce this year’s HbbTV Symposium on November 7-8, 2018 in Berlin.

Featuring industry leaders and keynotes, lectures and debates focusing on the hottest topics in hybrid TV, the 7th HbbTV Symposium is the opportunity to network with the most relevant connected TV industry decision makers and influencers. Following last year’s success, the Symposium will host the second edition of the HbbTV Awards, which include a wide range of categories designed to acclaim best practice and excellence in the HbbTV community.

More information about this year’s theme, call for speakers, call for sponsors and call for awards entries will follow soon. For any suggestions on topics related to the Symposium, please send an E-Mail to Heinrich E. Haase. For more information on the last year’s event in Rome, please follow this link.

This year’s HbbTV local partner is the Deutsche TV-Plattform, an Association of around 50 members, covering private and public broadcasters, device manufacturers, infrastructure operators, service and technology providers, research institutes and universities, federal and state authorities and other companies, associations and institutions dealing with digital media. The aim of the Association is the introduction and development of digital technologies based on common standards. The Deutsche TV Plattform has emphasized on HbbTV and the chances it represents for the market since the early days of its development. More information can be found at


About HbbTV Association (

Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (or “HbbTV”) is a global initiative aimed at harmonizing the broadcast and broadband delivery of entertainment services to consumers through connected TVs, set-top boxes and multiscreen devices. The HbbTV specification is developed by industry leaders to improve the video user experience for consumers by enabling innovative, interactive services over broadcast and broadband networks. The specification uses elements of existing specifications from other standards including OIPF, CEA, DVB, MPEG-DASH and W3C. In June 2014, the activities of the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) were transferred to the HbbTV Association. This broadened the HbbTV Association’s mandate to include defining specifications for service providers and technology suppliers that streamline and accelerate deployment of IPTV services.

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