The HbbTV Association is hosting the event together with Salto, the French streaming platform.
“With its great history and international orientation, the Cité Internationale Universitaire, centrally located at Porte d’Orléans, is the ideal venue to host an event where people and companies from different cultural backgrounds meet to build together a better TV for consumers around Europe. The prestigious Maison Internationale, the location’s largest building, provides an excellent base for our conference attendees, our sponsors and networking,” said Vincent Grivet, Chairman of the HbbTV Association.
Thomas Follin, CEO of Salto, added: “HbbTV is instrumental in enabling independent and national platforms like Salto to deliver the services expected by their audiences in a sustainable manner, and we are very happy and proud that the community behind this great ambition will gather in Paris. For sure, all French market players are eager to use this event to intensify their appropriation of HbbTV and its potential.”
The conference programme features first-hand insights by top-level executives and experts on new products and services, best practice examples and experiences and the latest developments and trends in the connected TV industry. Key topics include the deployment of advanced Targeted Advertising solutions, new ways to use the HbbTV OpApp, the role of Conformance Regimes to gain stability and growth, the latest specification updates and the role of standards in future environments.
The conference will comprise speakers from major companies such as Dolby, Dotscreen, Eurofins, ERT, Fincons Group, Irdeto, Kineton, Mediaset, Salto, SmarDTV, TDF, Tivù, Vestel, Vewd and Wiztivi. The conference is accompanied by an exhibition in which leading market players show their latest products and services.
The HbbTV Symposium 2021 will also host the 4th edition of the HbbTV Awards, showcasing and celebrating excellence and best practice in the HbbTV community. The awards ceremony will take place in the evening of the first conference day, November 24.
The event will be organised in full compliance with the French Covid rules that apply at the time of the event. Currently these would include a requirement for everyone participating in person to be able to prove vaccination, recovery from Covid or a negative result from a recent PCR test. Details can be found on the registration page and at https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/pass-sanitaire.