The 6th Annual HbbTV Symposium 17-18 October 2017, Auditorium Antonianum, Rome

By Isaac Oburu
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The HbbTV Association and the HD Forum Italian Association (HDFI) are proud to announce this year’s HbbTV Symposium, on October 17-18, 2017 at the historic Auditorium Antonianum in central Rome.

The theme ‘HbbTV: Technical Excellence, Commercial Advantage’ will extend throughout this premier HbbTV industry event which delivers an impressive line-up of keynote speakers, and informative lectures and debates to engage the audience of key industry influencers.

The 6th Annual Symposium will also launch the first HbbTV Awards which include a wide range of categories designed to acclaim best practice and excellence in the HbbTV community.

During the event, HDFI will also support a demonstration area to show the latest generation receiver devices.

We look forward to seeing you in October for lively discussions and networking with your peers, and leaders from the HbbTV community including operators, broadcasters, standards organisations and technology companies.

Make Your Voice Heard – Call For Speakers

If you would like to speak at the HbbTV Symposium, please send us an outline of your proposed presentation on the theme of ‘HbbTV: Technical Excellence, Commercial Advantage’. Please send your 200 word abstract and 150 word speaker biography to symposium@hbbtv.org before July 28th, 2017.

We would welcome speakers on the following topics, particularly when supported by case studies of live services:

  • Making television better for consumers through HbbTV
  • Monetizing HbbTV
  • Delivering advance video experience (including Ultra-high definition, high-dynamic range and next generation audio)
  • Enhancing television advertising for advertisers, broadcasters and consumers
  • Balancing consumer privacy with service evolution
  • Operator applications and content discovery services
  • Multiscreen services
  • Cutting edge innovations and technology
  • Tools and techniques for developing quality applications
  • Promoting and marketing HbbTV services

Submission of additional topics will also be considered.