IPTV World Forum 2011 - Shortlist Announced for IP&TV Awards 2011

written by: Richard Kastelein

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The shortlist for the 2011 IP&TV Industry Awards has been announced today ahead of the Gala Dinner Awards ceremony to be held at Madame Tussaud’s, London next month.

“Madame Tussaud’s is one of London’s most prestigious venues and provides a fantastic backdrop for the Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony, which will provide a glamorous and fun opportunity for client entertainment and team building.”

The 2011 Awards - which recognise both service providers and solution providers for their innovation, excellence and achievement in the IP&TV industry - have been expanded to reflect both the growing range of service providers implementing IP broadcast and the growing range of IP-based TV services.

This year the shortlist includes an impressive array of service providers including AT&T, Vodafone, Lovefilm, Deutsche Telekom, BesTV (China), Swisscom, Korea Telecom, Saudi Telecom & the BBC, highlighting the diverse global success of IP-based TV deployments.

The full shortlist is:

Best Multiscreen TV Service

  • AT&T - AT&T U-verse TV
  • BesTV New Media (China) - Multi-screen Advertising Application for Ford
  • LOVEFiLM UK Ltd. - LOVEFiLM’s Digital Rollout
  • Makedonski Telekom, Skopje, with T-Mobile Macedonia, Skopje - 3 Screen Scenario
  • Swisscom - Swisscom TV air

Best Multiscreen TV Solution

  • Alcatel-Lucent - Integrated Solution for Microsoft® Mediaroom™
  • Ericsson AB - Ericsson Multiscreen TV
  • Irdeto - Viasat OnDemand service
  • Nokia Siemens Networks - Nokia Siemens Networks Ubiquity multiscreen TV platform
  • ZTE Corporation - Service product line

Best IP Cable, Hybrid Broadcast or Connected TV Service

  • BBC Future Media – BBC Red Button On Demand
  • KT (Korea Telecom) - KT IPTV “olleh tv”
  • Netgem - T-Box (Hybrid set-top box and middleware for Telstra)
  • Saudi Telecom Company - Invision
  • Swisscom Hospitality Services - ConnectedHotel TV

Best IP Workflow Solution or Implementation for TV

  • Motorola - Motorola Medios Videoflow
  • QTom GmbH - QTom TV
  • SK Broadband - New Open Platform for automated content upload

Best Service Delivery Platform for IP TV

  • du - Video On Demand
  • Espial - Evo TV Service Platform
  • Huawei Technologies Co Ltd - IPTV Service Delivery Platform
  • Openet - Content Anywhere
  • VODAFONE - VODAFONE TV

Best Quality Improvement Solution for IP, Hybrid of Connected TV

  • BRIDGE Technologies - microVB™
  • SK Broadband - SK Broadband Service Monitoring
  • WITBE - Witbe 3DTV Robot

Best On-Demand Solution or Implementation for IP, Hybrid of Connected TV

  • Deutsche Telekom AG - LIGA total!
  • du - Video On Demand
  • Huawei Technologies Co Ltd - MediaCloud On-Demand Solution
  • IP Vision UK Ltd - The FetchTV Service on the SmartBox 8320HD
  • VODAFONE - VODAFONE TV

Best TV Consumer Device or CPE

  • Advanced Digital Broadcast - i-CAN Easy HD
  • Amino Communications - Amino A140 IPTV set-top box
  • EchoStar Europe - Mercury Ultra slim Hybrid DVR
  • Entone, Inc - Janus Media Hub
  • Universal Electronics BV - Infinity Universal Remote Control

Best Enabling Silicon, IP or Component Technologies for IP TV

  • Civolution - NexGuard – PayTV & Online
  • Ikanos Communications - Ikanos NodeScale™ Vectoring DSL access technology
  • Quantenna Communications, Inc. - MIMO chipset for Wi-Fi HD Video Distribution

Best Network or Access Network Technology for IP TV

  • Alcatel-Lucent - Mobile Smartloading
  • Ericsson - EDA 1500 GPON OLT
  • Juniper Networks - Media Flow Publisher

Best IP TV, hybrid or Connected TV Service Growth Achievement

  • AT&T - AT&T U-verse TV
  • SingTel - SingTel “mio TV”
  • TTNET (a Turk Telekom company) - Tivibu

A special new Award for Best TV App, will also be presented at the Gala Evening, with this award to be judged on site at the IP&TV World Forum from the array of TV-based applications to be showcased at the event.

The IP&TV Industry Awards are being judged by a prestigious panel of senior and expert individuals, drawn from cable and telecom operators and independent experts, representing an impressive cross-section of leading service providers from around the world. The winners will then be announced at a Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony, taking place in Madame Tussaud’s on the evening of Wednesday 23rd March – the second day of the IP&TV World Forum 2011 event.

Gavin Whitechurch, director of the IP&TV World Forum, commented: “The IP&TV Industry Awards ensure global recognition for the hard work, dedication and excellence exhibited by those working in the sector.

“Madame Tussaud’s is one of London’s most prestigious venues and provides a fantastic backdrop for the Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony, which will provide a glamorous and fun opportunity for client entertainment and team building.”

The IP&TV World Forum 2011 – renamed this year to highlight that it now covers not only telcos but the increasing number of service providers delivering TV via IP technology, focussing on hybrid, IP and Connected TV – will take place on 22-24 March at London’s Olympia and will feature a comprehensive programme of more than 200 visionary speakers, including over 150 service providers from telcos, IPTV providers, cablecos, broadcasters and content providers.

To view book your tickets for the IP&TV Gala Dinner Awards or to register for the conference, go to the IP&TV World Forum website at www.iptv-forum.com or call +44 (0) 20 7017 4850.

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