The event will take place at the Megaron Athens Conference Centre in Athens, situated in the city centre yet surrounded by its own extensive landscaped gardens.
“With over 300 delegates from 27 countries, the HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2018 in Berlin reached a new record number of visitors and speakers. We will build on that during this year’s event in Athens which will again provide a great opportunity for sponsors to reach a large number of high-profile executives from around the world at the annual key event of the connected TV world,” said Vincent Grivet, Chair of the HbbTV Association.
The HbbTV Symposium and Awards 2019 targets platform operators, broadcasters, advertisers and adtechs, standards organisations and technology companies. The focus will include the first commercial rollouts of the game-changing HbbTV OpApp, the latest HbbTV deployments worldwide, new features of the HbbTV specifications, HbbTV as an enabler of targeted and addressable advertising and further opportunities offered by HbbTV to broadcasters and platform operators for expanding their business and opening new revenue sources.
This year‘s hosting partner is EPT (the Helenic Broadcasting Cooperation). ERT is the state-owned public radio and television broadcaster for Greece.
On December 4, 2017 ERT launched its Hybrid Services Platform, ERT Hybrid. ERT Hybrid is freely available to Smart TV sets HbbTV-ready, at the touch of one button. Amongst many more ERT Hybrid platform includes Catch-Up TV, exclusive broadcasts of sporting events on ERTPlay, VoD services, 27 ERT radio stations, ERT EPG, interactive weather platform, Subtitles, Multicamera viewing.
The event will also host the third edition of the HbbTV Awards, featuring a wide range of categories designed to acclaim best practice and excellence in the HbbTV community.