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The TV Connect Awards: Celebrating the brightest sparks in video distribution

TV Connect is where the industry's trailblazers gather to steer the discussion around innovative implementations, pioneering models and collaborative partnerships. It's also the place where the industry comes together to recognise and celebrate the game-changing solutions and truly original ideas that are making their mark in the industry.

FINAL EXTENSION: The deadline to submit nominations has been extended to Tuesday April 3 2018.

2018 Categories

Best innovation in Immersive Video Experience (VRAR, 360, UHD)

Viewers are constantly craving new experiences and technologies for viewing. This award is reserved for the solution that has given the most unique and immersive experience to its viewers.

Breakthrough advertising technology

Advertising is becoming more and more intelligent. This award is reserved for the best example of smart advertising placement.

Leading content discovery and personalisation platform

This award will recognise a platform that has led the field in personalisation and content discovery.

Most cutting edge encoding solution

This award is open to the company that has demonstrated a new and highly effective approach to video encoding.

Best OTT platform service

Having a strong OTT strategy is essential in today’s market. This award will go to the service or solution that best positions their OTT customer among the competition.

Most innovative in-home device

The lines between smart home solutions and entertainment are starting to blur. This award recognises a truly unique and trailblazing solution.

Best in-class AI use case

This award recognises the best use of machine learning/data analytics in media distribution.

Best network optimisation implementation

Delivering a great service all the time across the network is essential in maintaining viewers. This award recognises the solution implemented to get the most out of a network.

Best multiscreen service

This award goes to the company that has brought the most compelling multiscreen service to market.

Excellence in Content Protection Award

Securing content is essential in a IP-first world. This award recognises the best use of security software.

People's Choice Award Winner

Launched in 2017, the People's Choice Award is voted for by you! If you know an exceptional talent who is disrupting the connected entertainment industry then why not put their name forward for the most prestigious award around!

The People's Choice winner for 2017 was Matt Stagg, Head of Mobile and Video Content, EE.

Congratulations to all the winners of the 2017 TV Connect Awards

Category 1: Best Cloud-Based Video Service

Accenture and MediaSet

Category 2: Best Content Discovery Service

BT Plc

Category 3: Best Audience Intelligence Platform


Category 4: Best Content Delivery Service or Innovation


Category 5: Best Innovation in cross-boundary convergence


Category 6: Best Multiscreen TV Service Innovation

Verizon Digital Media Services

Category 7: Best Mobile Video Innovation

Zhejiang subsidiary of China Mobile

Category 8: Best Innovation in Immersive Content Creation


Category 9: Best Consumer Device

ZTE Corporation