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TV Connect announces and celebrates award winning organisations for 2018

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (TV Connect) - 09 May 2018

Last night’s highly coveted awards ceremony celebrated groundbreaking products and companies steering the future of video distribution 
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London, UK ---- TV Connect, the video distribution exhibition at the heart of the broadcast industry, has announced this year’s winners of its prestigious awards programme, the TV Connect Awards 2018. Taking place in the evening of TV Connect day one, which returns to Olympia London for two days this week (9 – 10 May 2018), the grand awards ceremony in South Kensington, London, highlighted the best-of-the-best in content delivery and connected entertainment. The annual awards ceremony gathered trailblazing leaders and companies to spotlight some of the industry’s most cutting-edge visionaries who are embracing forward-thinking ideas and solutions in areas including AI, content personalisation OTT, immersive video experiences and more.

“Year on year our awards programme attracts first class talent, solutions, and companies which truly embody entrepreneurial spirit,” said Jackson Szabo, show manager at TV Connect. “As an industry, we push for new technologies to drive the disruption of traditional content distribution models, platforms, and processes. This year’s TV Connect Awards winners capture this desire for change and we congratulate them, and the shortlist, for their success.”

Among the categories of the TV Connect Awards 2018 is the People’s Choice Award which honours exceptional talent in the connected entertainment industry. Voted for by the public, this year’s winner is Claire McHugh, CEO and co-founder of Axonista. “Industry leaders deserve to be recognised for their dedication to shaping the video distribution landscape we know today, and we’re excited to give the People’s Choice Award 2018 to Claire McHugh for her pivotal role in helping power a new generation of interactive video and OTT experiences,” said Szabo.  

Here are the award winning organisations from the TV Connect Awards 2018: 

People’s Choice Award:

WINNER: Claire McHugh, CEO and co-founder of Axonista

Breakthrough advertising technology: 

WINNER: SoftAtHome 
Shortlist:
Inside Secure
Appiness NV (Commercial name Spott™)
Stealth Micro
 
Leading content discovery and personalisation platform: 

WINNER: Think Analytics
Shortlist:
Sri Lanka Telecom Visioncom PVT Ltd 
Kaltura

Most cutting-edge encoding solution: 

WINNER: Cisco
Shortlist:
Bitmovin 
Beamr
 
Best OTT platform service: 

WINNER: Intertrust Technologies
Shortlist:
United Cloud
Simplestream 
BT 
Vewd
Magine

Most innovative in-home device: 

WINNER: Netgem Soundbox
Shortlist:
China Telecom Smart Home Operation Center & ZTE Corporation 
M7 Group
AirTies Wireless Networks 

Best in-class AI use case: 

WINNER: Metaliquid
Shortlist:
Bitmovin 
Conviva 
NPAW (NIce People At Work)

Best network optimisation implementation: 

WINNER: Conviva
Shortlist:
Hughes Systique 
ZTE Corporation 
Qarva

Best multiscreen service: 

WINNER: BT
Shortlist:
Simplestream 
CSG 
GoMedia
Qarva
 
Excellence in content protection award: 

WINNER: Cleeng
Shortlist:
Intertrust Technologies Corporation 
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About TV Connect 
TV Connect is the only exhibition located at the heart of the broadcast industry that is dedicated to video distribution. Held annually in London, TV Connect helps lead the future of video distribution. Exhibiting the latest innovations and technologies that are set to switch-up the way we consume video and bringing together the industry’s current and future leaders, TV Connect is tailored to suit every attendee and their business’ unique requirements.  

To find out more, visit TV Connect’s website.

Contact

TV Connect
Vickie Shoesmith
Vickie.Shoesmith@KNect365.com 

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (TV Connect’s PR agency)
tvconnect@rlyl.com 


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