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Awards

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

The winning companies were announced at the Awards ceremony on 9 May at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel. See the full list of winners below.

Congratulations to all winners and shortlisted companies!


Breakthrough advertising technology

Winner: SoftAtHome

Shortlisted companies:

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

Leading content discovery and personalisation platform

Winner: Think Analytics

Shortlisted companies:

  • Sri Lanka Telecom Visioncom PVT Ltd
  • Kaltura

Most cutting edge encoding solution

Winner: Cisco

Shortlisted companies:

  • Bitmovin
  • Beamr

Best OTT platform service

Winner: Intertrust Technologies

Shortlisted companies:

  • United Cloud
  • Simplestream
  • BT
  • Vewd
  • Magine

Most innovative in-home device

Winner: Netgem Soundbox

Shortlisted companies:

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

Best in-class AI use case

Winner: Metaliquid

Shortlisted companies:

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

Best network optimisation implementation

Winner: Conviva

Shortlisted companies:

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

Best multiscreen service

Winner: BT

Shortlisted Companies:

  • Simplestream
  • CSG
  • GoMedia
  • Qarva

Excellence in Content Protection Award

Winner: Cleeng

Shortlisted Companies:

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


People's Choice Award Winner: Claire McHugh


Congratulations to Claire McHugh, CEO of Axonista, who won the prestigious People's Choice Award for 2018

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 marc.wallentin@knect365.com

Venue

Awards Ceremony Venue

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

The Millennium Gloucester Hotel
South Kensington
London
SW7 4LH

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.