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“HbbTV Symposium: Europe 2014” Announced

The following Press Release was issued by he HbbTV Association on September 29:

GENEVA — September 29, 2014 — The HbbTV Association and the French HD Forum are pleased to announce the ‘HbbTV Symposium: Europe 2014’. The event, titled ‘HbbTV in Action’, will feature experts from across the world discussing the latest HbbTV accomplishments on a broad range of topics.
At the symposium leaders from the HbbTV community, including operators, broadcasters, standard bodies and technology companies will review the latest developments and approaches to designing, building, and launching successful HbbTV services with interactive presentations and panel sessions.The goal of the symposium is to provide attendees with the latest knowledge to develop and apply advanced hybrid TV strategies.
“HbbTV has grown from a European initiative to a worldwide standard. We are pleased with the quality and calibre of the organizations coming from all over Europe as well as from Africa and Australia. It is a reflection of the growing international momentum and interest in HbbTV” stated Klaus Illgner, HbbTV chairman, and Regis Saint Girons, president of the French HD Forum. “One of the key objectives of the HbbTV Association is to bring the latest in hybrid TV services to broadcasters and operators across the world. This is an exciting opportunity for those following and deploying HbbTV to learn more about HbbTV services, case studies and our technology roadmap.”
The event is scheduled to take place on October 8th and 9th at the Espace Landowski, in Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France. To learn more and register to attend the event, interested delegates can follow the link to the event Website: http://www.hbbtv-symposiumeurope2014.com/.
The symposium will feature the following panels:

  • Hybrid TV Countries review
  • Key Services success story
  • Coexisting with SmartTV, OTT and Operator Box
  • Too many standards?
  • HbbTV roadmap presentation
  • Delivering and securing content
  • HbbTV in Pay TV operator world
  • Regulation Issues
  • Improving Interoperability
  • Consumer awareness

For further information about the HbbTV Association visit: www.hbbtv.org
About HbbTV Association (www.hbbtv.org)
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.
About HD Forum (http://www.hdforum.fr/