10. 11. 2022
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 2022, showcasing and celebrating excellence in the HbbTV community.

The winners of the HbbTV Awards 2022:

Best use of HbbTV for advertising-based solutions
TV Nova: MAX REACH (Czech Republic)
Jury quote: “A simple idea with a huge impact.”

Best tool or product for HbbTV development or delivery
Fincons Group: TVium (Europe)
Jury quote: “This open approach creates an environment in which innovative developers can unfold their ideas to push the users’ TV experience.”

Best technology innovation in an HbbTV product or service
ZDF: ZDFmediathek Highlight-Player (Germany)
Jury quote: “This is a service that highly complies with users’ demand of not missing the best moments in great sports events.”

Best interoperability and conformance tool
Kineton: KineMediaCert (any HbbTV country)
Jury quote: “The cloud-based approach allows CE manufacturers and operators to get HbbTV certification much easier.”

Best marketing or promotion of an HbbTV based service
Cellnex in representation of LOVEStv: LOVEStv (Spain)
Jury quote: “A very good example how HbbTV is able to guide users to new opportunities of non-linear and interactive television.”

Judges’ Award: HbbTV newcomer of the year
TV Nova (Czech Republic)
Jury quote: “From almost zero activity TV Nova became a prominent promoter of HbbTV services.”

Members’ Award: Best individual contribution to the HbbTV Association
Klaus Merkel, rbb (Germany)
Jury quote: “Klaus has been contributing to HbbTV since its early humble beginnings. He is still going on after the shutdown of IRT. I don’t know anybody who deserved this price more than him.”

Congratulations to the winners of the HbbTV Awards 2022! As usual, the submissions have been highly interesting and impressive. They also confirm a shift from the previous dominance of sophisticated innovations with yet to prove market impact to mainstream products and applications, for example promoting a broadcaster’s VOD consumer proposal. The winners provide great examples of how HbbTV is now a tangible commercial reality for broadcasters, manufacturers and viewers,” said Vincent Grivet, Chairman of the HbbTV Association.

The winners were selected by an independent jury of international industry experts. A total of 35 submissions from 9 countries were received during the call for entries.

The prizes were awarded to the winners at a glamorous ceremony on November 9, 2022 as part of the 10th HbbTV Symposium and Awards in Prague, co-hosted by the HbbTV Association and the Czech Association of Commercial Television (AKTV).

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