HBBTV SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS 2024 CALL FOR SPEAKERS

4. 6. 2024 The 12th HbbTV Symposium and Awards on 14-15 November 2024 in London, UK will provide a unique platform to present and discuss the latest developments in the connected TV industry. The HbbTV Association, which co-hosts the event with Everyone TV (BBC/ITV/Channel 4/Channel 5), is inviting industry executives and experts to address the top-level audience as… Continue reading HBBTV SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS 2024 CALL FOR SPEAKERS



MEDIA CLUB GETS CLOSER TO SPORT THANKS TO THE INCLUSION OF CANAL+

27. 5. 2024 Media Club has expanded its inventory for video advertising sales to include Canal+. It brings sports content as well as quality of reach, says Petr Hatlapatka. Since the beginning of May, Representation Media Club’s advertising space has expanded to include Canal+ content in video advertising. The video ad appears on the back of Canal+ Sport… Continue reading MEDIA CLUB GETS CLOSER TO SPORT THANKS TO THE INCLUSION OF CANAL+



THE TELEVISION TREND IS THE INTERMINGLING OF TERRESTRIALS AND IPTV

21. 5. 2024 The trend of the intermingling of terrestrial and IPTV, as well as the interconnection of linear and non-linear broadcasting, is set to continue, it was said at the Innovation Day conference. The future of TV signal distribution lies in convergence, where the reception of terrestrial broadcasting (DTT) and IPTV are intertwined. Miloš Mastník, CEO of… Continue reading THE TELEVISION TREND IS THE INTERMINGLING OF TERRESTRIALS AND IPTV



TN LIVE CELEBRATES ITS THIRD BIRTHDAY

29. 4. 2024 On May 3rd, the news platform TN Live will celebrate its third birthday. “When we started this project, we set the goal that we wanted to be present for our viewers at everything important and interesting that is happening not only in our country. I am very happy that after three years we are still… Continue reading TN LIVE CELEBRATES ITS THIRD BIRTHDAY



THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HBBTV FOR EUROPEAN PAY-TV OPERATORS

28. 4. 2024 In the rapidly evolving landscape of television and digital entertainment, European broadcasters are more and more using Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV (HbbTV) to stay relevant and competitive. In fact, almost all retail TVs sold in Europe are HbbTV capable, and broadcasters are leveraging this to deliver enhanced content and improved monetisation across their viewer-base. Nevertheless,… Continue reading THE SIGNIFICANCE OF HBBTV FOR EUROPEAN PAY-TV OPERATORS



NOE, ÓČKO AND ÓČKO STAR HAVE EXPANDED THEIR ARCHIVE IN HBBTV

18. 4. 2024 TV stations using additional services based on the virtual red button have increased the freely available archive for one week. Instead of three days, the programmes of the free-to-air channels TV Noe, Óčko and Óčko Star are now available via HbbTV technology for one week. A richer TV archive is available through the TV programme,… Continue reading NOE, ÓČKO AND ÓČKO STAR HAVE EXPANDED THEIR ARCHIVE IN HBBTV



HBBTV SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS 2024: CALL FOR SPONSORS

17. 4. 2024 The 12th HbbTV Symposium and Awards on 14th-15th November 2024 in London, UK will provide a unique platform to target top-level executives of the global connected TV industry with commercial and promotional activities. The HbbTV Association, which co-hosts the event with Everyone TV (BBC/ITV/Channel 4/Channel 5), has compiled several attractive sponsorship packages. “There is already… Continue reading HBBTV SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS 2024: CALL FOR SPONSORS



HBBTV: BREATHING LIFE TO BROADCAST TV

1. 4. 2024 In today’s rapidly evolving world of television, viewers are no longer limited to passive consumption of content. They expect an interactive, personalized, and engaging experience that seamlessly blends traditional broadcast with the possibilities of the internet. This is where HbbTV, or “Hybrid Broadcast Broadband TV”, comes into play. For broadcasters and operators, HbbTV gives a… Continue reading HBBTV: BREATHING LIFE TO BROADCAST TV



HBBTV ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES DATE OF HBBTV SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS 2024

21. 3. 2024 The 12th HbbTV Symposium and Awards will take place on 14th-15th November, 2024 in London, UK. This was announced today by the HbbTV Association, a global initiative dedicated to providing open standards for the delivery of advanced interactive TV services through broadcast and broadband networks for connected TV sets and set-top boxes. The annual key… Continue reading HBBTV ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES DATE OF HBBTV SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS 2024



AD-SUPPORTED VOYO? DEFINITELY NOT THIS YEAR, SAYS NOVA’S DIGITAL DIRECTOR, LUCIE ORAVČÍKOVÁ

19. 3. 2024 Lucie Oravčíková took over the management of Nova’s digital activities , including the voyo streaming service last year, from today’s Nova CEO Daniel Grunt. At the same time, she became head of digital at a sister TV group Markíza in Slovakia. Lucie Oravčíková has been in charge of Voyo and other digital activities of Nova… Continue reading AD-SUPPORTED VOYO? DEFINITELY NOT THIS YEAR, SAYS NOVA’S DIGITAL DIRECTOR, LUCIE ORAVČÍKOVÁ



KUBA S NOVOU PODCAST: IVA DOHNÁLKOVÁ ON HBBTV

7. 3. 2024 “Thanks to HbbTV, viewers mainly watch their favourite series”, says Iva Dohnálková about the red button technology. Iva Dohnálková is in charge of HbbTV at Nova, which is better known in the Czech Republic as the “red button on the smart TV remote”. However, in an interview with Jakub Strýček, she revealed that the blue… Continue reading KUBA S NOVOU PODCAST: IVA DOHNÁLKOVÁ ON HBBTV



PRIMA LAUNCHES NEW PRIMA LIFESTYLE HBBTV APPLICATION

25. 1. 2024 Czech broadcaster Prima has expanded its HbbTV offer with a new Prima Lifestyle application. Under the red button, viewers can now watch a selection of videos from Prima’s lifestyle websites. “We’re expanding the portfolio of services that we have been providing viewers through HbbTV,” says Katerina Srbová, HbbTV manager, Prima group. The app uses the… Continue reading PRIMA LAUNCHES NEW PRIMA LIFESTYLE HBBTV APPLICATION



NOVA HAS REDESIGNED THE FREE HBBTV TV ARCHIVE

20. 12. 2023 With Christmas approaching, media group Nova is coming to its viewers with a redesigned version of HbbTV free archive available via the red button. Nova viewers can find the redesigned TV archive under the “TV Archive” tile in the HbbTV menu on each of the TV group’s channels. The viewer will not miss its new… Continue reading NOVA HAS REDESIGNED THE FREE HBBTV TV ARCHIVE



HBBTV SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS 2024 IN LONDON

15. 12. 2023 The 11th HbbTV Symposium and Awards in Naples, Italy became with more than 220 registered participants from Europe, North America, Asia and Australia one of the most attended events in its 12-year history, reflecting the significance of HbbTV in the connected TV industry. If you weren’t able to join us in Naples or want to… Continue reading HBBTV SYMPOSIUM AND AWARDS 2024 IN LONDON



GRIVET: STREAMERS ABSORBING THE DNA CODE OF BROADCAST TV

1. 12. 2023 The chair of the HbbTV Association has said that every big trend shaping the environment is making HbbTV “super relevant”. Speaking at the Association’s annual Symposium in Naples, Vincent Grivet said that while many people said watching television would be replaced by social networks or that people would do so on a small screen “watching… Continue reading GRIVET: STREAMERS ABSORBING THE DNA CODE OF BROADCAST TV



WINNERS OF HBBTV AWARDS 2023 ANNOUNCED

29. 11. 2023 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 2023, showcasing and celebrating excellence in the HbbTV community. The winners of the HbbTV Awards 2023: Best use of… Continue reading WINNERS OF HBBTV AWARDS 2023 ANNOUNCED



HBBTV ASSOCIATION PUBLISHES OFFICIAL GUIDE TO HBBTV 2023 SYMPOSIUM

16. 11. 2023 The HbbTV Association has published the official guide to the HbbTV Symposium 2023. The brochure contains details of the venue, programme, speakers as well as sponsors and partner organisations. The online brochure for the HbbTV 2023 Symposium and Awards is available from today. The 48-page brochure presents details of the venue, provides an overview of… Continue reading HBBTV ASSOCIATION PUBLISHES OFFICIAL GUIDE TO HBBTV 2023 SYMPOSIUM



A QUARTER OF CZECH HOUSEHOLDS REGULARLY USE HBBTV

1. 11. 2023 The HbbTV environment is spreading into the awareness of the Czech TV population. As data from ATO-Nielsen’s continuous research shows, one quarter of Czech TV households are familiar with the red button. In its regular issue of the week, atmedia showed a trend of increasing number of red button users. Source: atmedia.cz