Winners of HbbTV Awards 2021 announced

Paris, November 25, 2021 – The HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks to connected TV sets and set-top boxes, has unveiled the winners of the HbbTV Awards 2021, showcasing and celebrating excellence in the HbbTV community.

The winners of the HbbTV Awards 2021

Best HbbTV Scale-up Project
Nowtilus, Serverside.ai Full-Break [email protected]

Best Technology Innovation in a Product or Service
Fincons Group & Verance, First End-to-End HbbTV ADB2 Implementation

Best Tool or Product for Service Development or Delivery
Dotscreen, Salto Electronic Program Guide

Best Individual Contribution
Thi Thanh Van Nguyen, Samsung

Judges’ Award for HbbTV Newcomer of the Year:
Mediaset España for LOVEStv and Mitele services

“Congratulations to the winners of the HbbTV Awards 2021! We are impressed by the participants’ amazing, both mature and innovative, future-oriented applications, services and contributions, reflecting the important role of the HbbTV specifications in creating a compelling viewing experience across all platforms,” said Vincent Grivet, Chairman of the HbbTV Association.

The winners were selected by an independent jury of international industry experts. A total of 27 submissions from 9 countries were received during the call for entries.

The prizes were awarded at a glamorous ceremony on November 24, 2021 as part of the 9th HbbTV Symposium and Awards in Paris, co-hosted by the HbbTV Association and French streaming platform Salto.

About the HbbTV Association

Hybrid broadcast broadband TV (or “HbbTV”) is a global initiative founded in 2010 developing a specification enabling the delivery of advanced and interactive TV and entertainment services to consumers through a combined use of both broadcast and broadband networks. The HbbTV specification is developed by industry leaders to improve the video experience of consumers on connected TV sets, set-top boxes and multiscreen devices. The HbbTV specification uses elements of existing specifications from other standards including OIPF, CEA, DVB, MPEG-DASH and W3C. With the incorporation of activities from the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF) in 2014 and Smart TV Alliance in 2016, HbbTV is able to address service providers and technology suppliers for IPTV services as well as the combined scope of broadcast and over-the-top (OTT) services.

HbbTV is organised as a non-profit association registered in Switzerland and has around 80 members which include all global TV manufacturers, the large European broadcasters and TV platforms as well as a vast array of global technology and chipset vendors. More information: www.hbbtv.org

About Salto

Salto is the French OTT entertainment streaming platform, created through the shared vision of the French groups France Televisions , M6 and TF1 to facilitate new audiovisual consumption behaviours. Salto gives unlimited access to popular TV programms as well as brand new content, to be enjoyed live, in exclusive previews, or in replay, from €6,99/month. This joint platform is aimed at supporting the French and European audiovisual content creation. Salto SAS is equally shared by the three audiovisual companies. More information: www.salto.fr

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