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The prestigious TV Connect Awards celebrate the best in the industry by awarding innovative brands for their contributions to video distribution

The shortlist has now been released, and winning companies will be announced on Wednesday 9 May during the evening presentation ceremony.

TV Connect Awards Ceremony: Celebrating the magic of TV

The winning companies will be announced on 9th May during an 'Enchanted Forest' themed presentation Ceremony.

Join us for a magical night of music and entertainment as we recognise the innovators making their mark in video distribution.

If you are interested in booking a table or sponsoring the Awards please contact Marc Wallentin at


Awards Ceremony Venue

The Awards Ceremony will take place on Wednesday 9 May at;

The Millennium Gloucester Hotel
South Kensington

The Awards Ceremony will run from 7pm - 11pm

Awards Host for 2018: Shaun Williamson

A renowned actor on both television and the stage, Shaun Williamson is probably best known for playing Barry Evans in BBC1's ever popular soap Eastenders, appearing in over 700 episodes.A renowned actor on both television and the stage, Shaun Williamson is probably best known for playing Barry Evans in BBC1's ever popular soap Eastenders, appearing in over 700 episodes.

Other credits include Casualty, Holby City, Moving On, Plebs, Mr Winner, Houdini, Scoop, Funland, Inspector Morse and the sitcom, Waiting for God

He has also been popular on stage, in such roles as Monty The DJ in Saturday Night Fever, Fagin in Oliver and Nathan Detroit in Guys and Dolls.

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.

We're delighted to announce the shortlist for the TV Connect Awards 2018!

Below you can view the shortlist for the TV Connect Awards 2018. Winners will be announced on 9th May during the Awards Ceremony at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel South Kensington. To book a ticket for the ceremony, or enquire about a table for your guests, please contact Marc Wallentin at 

Breakthrough advertising technology

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

Shortlisted companies:

  • Inside Secure
  • Appiness NV (Commercial name Spott™)
  • SoftAtHome
  • Stealth Micro

Leading content discovery and personalisation platform

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

Shortlisted companies:

  • Sri Lanka Telecom Visioncom PVT Ltd
  • Think Analytics
  • Kaltura

Most cutting edge encoding solution

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

Shortlisted companies:

  • Bitmovin
  • Cisco
  • Beamr

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.

Shortlisted companies:

  • Intertrust Technologies
  • United Cloud
  • Simplestream
  • BT
  • Vewd
  • Magine

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.

Shortlisted companies:

  • China Telecom Smart Home Operation Center & ZTE Corporation
  • M7 Group
  • AirTies Wireless Networks
  • Netgem

Best in-class AI use case

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

Shortlisted companies:

  • Bitmovin
  • Conviva
  • NPAW (NIce People At Work)
  • Metaliquid

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.

Shortlisted companies:

  • Hughes Systique Pvt. Ltd.
  • Conviva
  • ZTE Corporation
  • Qarva

Best multiscreen service

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

Shortlisted Companies:

  • Simplestream
  • BT
  • CSG
  • GoMedia
  • Qarva

Excellence in Content Protection Award

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

Shortlisted Companies:

  • Intertrust Technologies Corporation
  • tivù s.r.l.
  • Cleeng