SMPTE FORUM 2015
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®) and FKTG are organizing a two-day forum that examines emerging technologies and business impact of broadband media across all platforms. The event is scheduled for May 7-8, 2015 at Fraunhofer-Forum in Berlin. Sofia Digital’s Mika Kanerva will be speaking as part of the 1st day session titled “HbbTV: What Else Do We Need Beyond Technology?”
For advanced and interactive television services, convergence of broadcast and broadband has culminated in developing HbbTV, which is currently adopted in an increasing number of countries worldwide. In contrast to bringing apps from the mobile world to a TV screen, or by extending the screen of a mobile device to a stationary TV, HbbTV targets a seamless viewing experience across conventional delivery media and the Internet, thus already removing barriers between linear and non-linear programs. However, HbbTV now takes a step forward from just converging delivery channels by creating a synchronized cross-media and cross-device experience including portable and mobile units – either by adequate head-end infrastructure, or by including advanced synchronization techniques and local device-to-device communication into the upcoming standard HbbTV 2.0. This session introduces aspects of advanced HbbTV service deployments and discusses visions and challenges – also in the light of potentially competing technologies developed in the mobile world.
ANGA COM 2015
Like previous years Sofia Digital will be presenting at the ANGA, more details will be shared later. Mark your calendars and see you there (stand 10.1 / O15)!