The shortlist has been announced for the HbbTV Awards 2021 with nods for Bayerische Medien, Digital UK, Synapse TV and Zattoo.
“We are excited about the large number of high-profile entries for this year’s HbbTV Awards, reflecting the great variety of applications and services enabled by the HbbTV specifications and the important role of the standard for major players in the global TV and OTT market,” said Vincent Grivet, Chairman of the HbbTV Association.
The shortlist will now go before the HbbTV Association’s expert jury.
The Awards take place on November 24, 2021 as part of the 9th HbbTV Symposium and Awards, taking place as an in-person event on November 24-25 in Paris, France.
Full list of finalists
Best HbbTV scale-up project
Bayerische Medien Technik GmbH: HbbTV-Rating-Monitor (Germany)
Digital UK: Freeview Accessible TV Guide (UK)
Fincons Group: Publitalia ADD+: Pioneering Innovative Cross-Channel Advertising and Attribution Analysis with top brands (Italy)
Freeview: Freeview (Australia)
Nowtilus GmbH: Serverside.ai Full-Break DAS@HbbTV (Italy, Poland, Germany, Austria)
Teletarget Inc.: Teletarget Advanced TV platform (Russian Federation)
Best technology innovation in an HbbTV product or service
Fincons Group/Verance Corp: First End-To-End HbbTV ADB2 Implementation (France)
Kineton: KARP – Kineton Announcement Real-time Platform (Italy)
Konodrac: Hybrid ADS (Spain)
Seven.One Entertainment Group: Shoppable TV (Germany)
Synapse TV Ltd: Channelbox (UK)
Zattoo Deutschland GmbH: Zattoo OperatorApp on Panasonic (Germany)
Best tool or product for HbbTV service development or delivery
Digital UK: Freeview Play: App Zero (UK)
DOTSCREEN: Electronic Program Guide (France)
DOTSCREEN: MiTele (Spain)
Irdeto: Irdeto Operator Application (Any)
Kineton: Antares development framework (Italy)
RTVE: RTVE Play (Spain)