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HbbTV names task force chief

Steve Morris, systems architect at TV technology company Espial, has been named a member of the HbbTV steering group and chair of the HbbTV Spec Group Terminals Task Force.

Morris, a founding member of HbbTV, has contributed to digital TV standards around the workd and specializes in working with HTML5, OIPF, Digital TV, MHP, MPEG, DVB, ATSC, IPTV, HTML, CSS and JavaScript as well as HbbTV.

“HbbTV is a global approach to TV innovation with a solid footprint in Europe and interest growing steadily around the world,” said Klaus Illgner, HbbTV chairman.

“As a founding member, Steve has been an active contributor and evangeliser of the HbbTV specifications since the beginning. We look forward to benefitting from his leadership and helping us to expand the adoption of HbbTV into other parts of the world.”