4th International Intensive Seminar on HbbTV (featuring also HbbTV 2.0) for Content Providers, Network Providers and Application Developers

written by: Richard Kastelein

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hbbtvlogonewWould you like to learn more about the technical standard “HbbTV” which connects the so long separated worlds of “television” and “Internet”? Are you already working at evaluating how this standard can profitably be integrated into your entrepreneurial considerations? Or is HbbTV already established in your company, and there are still some remaining questions for the answer of which you would like to receive some support?

Then you can profit from IRT’s know-how. Based on the expert knowledge of our employees in the areas of standardization, application development and conformance testing, IRT is organizing the fourth intensive seminar in English language on the technical basics of HbbTV, including the latest information on HbbTV 2.0 and Second Screen integration.  

It is important to us that you can apply your newly gained expertise later on also in practice. We will not only combine the theoretical fundamentals with live demonstrations of services and equipment, but also deal with your individual questions. Therefore, the number of participants is limited to 15 persons. The two-day event is structured in an overview on HbbTV and a deep insight into the application development. Booking just one particular day is possible.  

The intensive seminar addresses content providers, broadcasters, network providers and application developers with related technical background knowledge.


Institut für Rundfunktechnik GmbH, Floriansmuehlstrasse 60
80939 Munich

Registration deadline: April 17, 2015

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About the Author

Richard Kastelein
Founder of The Hackfest, publisher of TV App Market and global expert on Media & TV innovation, Kastelein is an award winning publisher and futurist. He has guest lectured at MIT Media Lab, University of Cologne, sat on media convergence panel at 2nd EU Digital Assembly in Brussels, and worked with broadcasters such as the BBC, NPO, RTL (DE and NL), Eurosport, NBCU, C4, ITV, Seven Network and others on media convergence strategy - Social TV, OTT, DLNA and 2nd Screen etc.

He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society of Arts (RSA) and UK Royal Television Society (RTS) member.

Kastelein has spoken (& speaking) on the future of media & TV in Amsterdam, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Brighton, Copenhagen, Cannes, Cologne, Curacao, Frankfurt, Hollywood, Hilversum, Geneva, Groningen (TEDx), Kuala Lumpur, London, Las Vegas, Leipzig, Madrid, Melbourne, NYC, Rio, Sheffield, San Francisco, San Jose, Sydney, Tallinn, Vienna, Zurich...

He's been on advisory boards of TEDx Istanbul, SMWF UK, Apps World, and judged & AIB awards, Social TV Awards Hollywood, TV Connect & IPTV Awards.

A versatilist & autodidact, his leadership ability, divergent and synthetic thinking skills evolved from sailing the world 24000 miles+ offshore in his 20′s on sailboats under 12m.

He spent 10 years in the Caribbean media & boating industry as a professional sailor before returning to Europe, to Holland.

A Creative Technologist and Canadian (Dutch/Irish/English/Metis) his career began in the Canadian Native Press and is now a columnist for The Association for International Broadcasting and writes for Wired, The Guardian & Virgin. His writings have been translated into Polish, German and French. 

One of Kastelein's TV formats was optioned by Sony Pictures Television in 2012. 

Currently involved in a number of startups including publishing TV App Market online, The Hackfest and Tripsearch TV. As CSO for Worldticketshop he helped build a $100m company.

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