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TV Connect unveils its awards shortlist 2018

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (TV Connect) - 24 April 2018

TV Connect unveils its awards shortlist 2018

The prestigious awards programme returns to celebrate game-changing solutions making their mark in the video distribution industry

London, UK TV Connect, the video distribution exhibition at the heart of the broadcast industry, has announced the highly-anticipated TV Connect Awards shortlist for 2018 which recognises excellence in video distribution leaders, innovations and companies. Released ahead of the flagship event, TV Connect, which takes place on 9 – 10 May 2018 at Olympia London, the acclaimed shortlist showcases pioneering technologies that are being utilised across the video landscape. The winners will be announced on 9 May 2018 at the TV Connect Awards Ceremony at the Millennium Gloucester Hotel in South Kensington, London.

Celebrating the best-of-the-best in the connected entertainment and content delivery industries, the prestigious awards programme embraces forward-thinking ideas and solutions in areas including OTT, AI, content personalisation, immersive video experiences and more. Featuring some of the industry’s most cutting-edge visionaries, the shortlisted people, products and companies perfectly align with TV Connect’s commitment to generating effective change and new ideas industry-wide. 

“We’re really excited to unveil this year’s awards shortlist as we prepare for TV Connect, one of the biggest events in our calendars,” says Jackson Szabo, show manager at TV Connect. “The video distribution industry has never moved so fast. We’re seeing technology become more creative, brave, and dynamic – so it’s only right we spotlight those driving change and celebrate them. Congratulations to everyone shortlisted.”   

Also set to be announced at the TV Connect Awards is the People’s Choice Award. Decided by the public, the award honours an exceptional talent who is disrupting the connected entertainment industry. Last year’s recipient was Head of Media and Entertainment Technology at EE and recently also Director of Mobile Strategy at BT Sport, Matt Stagg. To vote for the winner of the People’s Choice Awards, click here:

Here is the full shortlist for the TV Connect Awards 2018: 

People’s Choice Awards:
Dom Robinson, Director and Creative Firestarter, Streaming Media
Claire McHugh, CEO, Axonista
Massimo Bertolotti, Chief Innovation Officer, Sky Italia
Volker Dietzel, Senior Consultant & Advisor, Divitel
Bjarne Andre Myklebust, Head of Distribution, NRK
Irina Gofman, President and CEO, Viasat World

Breakthrough advertising technology: 
Inside Secure
Appiness NV (Commercial name Spott™)
Stealth Micro
Leading content discovery and personalisation platform: 
Sri Lanka Telecom Visioncom PVT Ltd 
Think Analytics 
Most cutting-edge encoding solution: 
Best OTT platform service: 
Intertrust Technologies
United Cloud
Most innovative in-home device: 
China Telecom Smart Home Operation Center & ZTE Corporation 
M7 Group
AirTies Wireless Networks 
Netgem Soundbox

Best in-class AI use case: 
NPAW (NIce People At Work)

Best network optimisation implementation: 
Hughes Systique 
ZTE Corporation 

Best multiscreen service: 
Excellence in content protection award: 
Intertrust Technologies Corporation 
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To book a ticket for the TV Connect Awards ceremony, or to enquire about a table for your guests, please contact Marc Wallentin at 

To apply for a free TV Connect visitor pass or purchase an all-access delegate pass – click here.

To apply for a TV Connect press pass – click here. A press pass includes a complimentary lunch on both days, access to any congress sessions and tech tours, and access to the official event app ahead of the show.

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.


TV Connect
Vickie Shoesmith 

Red Lorry Yellow Lorry (TV Connect’s PR agency) 

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