Videonet Connected TV Awards shortlists announced | VideoNet

Videonet Connected TV Awards Shortlists Announced

The shortlists for the Videonet Connected TV Awards 2014 have just been announced and leave Sky Deutschland’s Snap, Com Hem/SeaChange, the BBC iPlayer relaunch and Ziggo’s CI Plus 1.3 based VOD/catch-up TV service fighting for the prize of ‘Best Connected TV Service Update or Launch’. In the new ‘The Multiscreen Goes Mainstream Award’ category, Com Hem’s next-generation TV Experience, TiVo Roamio DVR, Alcatel Lucent’s Cloud DVR and Elemental Cloud from Elemental Technologies are competing for first prize.

In total there were 85 entries in this year’s awards, spread over five categories and the winners will be announced during Day One of Connected TV Summit on June 11 at the Royal College of Physicians in London. This is the fourth year the awards have been running and, with up to 23 entries in one of the categories, they remain fiercely competitive. The awards are robustly independent, with 16 judges working on the entries in 2014. Anyone can be shortlisted or win the awards based purely on merit.

The awards ceremony and networking reception is free to attend for all shortlisted companies (and of course for delegates at Connected TV Summit). The full shortlists are:

Best Connected TV Service Update or Launch – Shortlist

Snap OTT service, Sky Deutschland

Adrenalin MSV Platform for Com Hem, SeaChange International

BBC iPlayer relaunch, BBC

Ziggo VOD/catch-up using CI Plus 1.3, Ziggo & ActiveVideo

Connected Technology Hero – Shortlist

Media Delivery Network (MDN), Ericsson

Massivision Multiscreen Development Kit (MDK), Massive Interactive

Humax Freesat HDR-1010S hybrid, Wi-Fi DVR, Humax

Universal Video Player, SoftAtHome

The Companion & Second Screen Prize – Shortlist

SES Satellite TV App, SES & Red Bee Media

Virgin TV Anywhere, Virgin Media

Show Pal, TV3 Group

Second Screen Framework, IRT

Achievement in Advertising – Shortlist

OnBeauty interactive beauty network on Connected TV, L’Oréal USA, BrightLine and ActiveVideo

Sky AdSmart, supported by Cisco, Sky Media

SyncNow Automatic Content Recognition technology, Civolution

VOD targeted advertising, Channel 4

The Multiscreen Goes Mainstream Award – Shortlist

Com Hem next-generation TV Experience, Com Hem, TiVo and Verimatrix

TiVo Roamio DVR, TiVo

Cloud DVR, Alcatel-Lucent

Elemental Cloud, Elemental Technologies

The judges for the 2014 awards were:

All categories except advertising:

• Ben Schwarz, CEO, CTOi Consulting
• William Cooper, Founder and Chief Executive, informitv
• Ian Nock, Managing Director, Fairmile West
• Graham Lovelace, Director, Lovelace Consulting
• Jay Chinnadorai, Managing Director, Sumtotal
• David Mercer, VP, Principal Analyst, Digital Consumer Practice, Strategy Analytics
• Steve Hawley, Principal Analyst & Consultant, tvstrategies
• Jack Davison, Managing Consultant, 3Vision
• Stephen Featham, Founder, Aspect 23 Limited
• Matthieu de Chanville, Senior Principal, A.T. Kearney
• John Moulding, Editor, Videonet

Advertising category:

• Simon Thomas, Strategic Systems Director, GroupM EMEA
• Niko Muñoz, Head of Global Corporate Development, SVP, Havas Media
• Stephen Adshead, Associate Director, MTM London
• Andrew Rosenman, President, Arise Communications Inc.
• Jean-Paul Edwards, Executive Director, Futures, Manning Gottieb OMD
• John Moulding, Editor, Videonet

You can find out more about the Videonet Connected TV Awards and Connected TV Summit here.

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