IPTV World Series Awards 2010 Shortlist Announced

LONDON, UK – 12 February 2010 - Informa Telecoms & Media today has just revealed the shortlist for the IPTV World Series Awards.

The Award Winners will be announced at the IPTV Awards Gala Evening, hosted by TV and Radio personality, Paul Ross. Ross is the co-presenter with Gabby Roslin on BBC London 94.9FM’s flagship breakfast show and has fronted the police appeals show, Crime Monthly, for ITV as well as presented numerous game shows, including All Over The Shop, No Win No Fee for the BBC and Jeopardy for Sky One. He is also currently the showbiz correspondent and film critic for This Morning.

The IPTV Awards Gala Evening will take place on the first evening of the IPTV World Forum on Tuesday, 23rd March 2010 at 7pm at the Royal Garden Hotel, London.  

Full criteria for the Awards categories, details of the Judging Panel, and details on how to book places for the Gala Dinner are available at www.iptv-forum.com/awards

The shortlisted companies and products are as follows:

Most Innovative New Service
Recognises a service launched by an operator or service provider in 2009, and delivered fully or in part over an IP network, which made a significant contribution to service revenues and customer satisfaction. A service or product could be a complete IPTV launch or it could be a new service as part of an existing IPTV offer, such as the introduction of HDTV or DVR for example.
BBCBBC iPlayer for Games Consoles
Deutsche TelekomProgramm Manager

Best Subscriber Growth Achievement
Recognises an operator, service provider, ISP or content provider brand that has achieved significant growth in its subscribers for a managed IPTV service during 2009.
China TelecomGuangdong Telecom
VerizonFiOS TV

Best Interactive TV Service/Application
Recognises interactive TV technologies and solutions across ALL network types, including terrestrial, satellite, cable, IPTV and mobile, and also covers technologies and services relating to Internet-based video delivered over any access network. It is not limited to services where the associated video is delivered as IP. However, please note that this category does not include Video on Demand; this award uses a more narrow definition of interactive TV - what people have come to understand by the abbreviation 'iTV'.  
VerizonVerizon FiOS TV
Orca InteractiveCOMPASS
AT&T U-VerseMultiview

Best Consumer Device/CPE
Recognises excellence in consumer equipment, including the initial IP video receive equipment, screens & video consumption equipment, devices that can be paired directly with the initial receive equipment, devices that reside on a home network connected to the initial receive equipment, and devices that can be paired directly with equipment on the home network - provided in all cases that the video consumed is IP video routed to the consumer or home via a network connection.
AminoAmino Freedom
CiscoISB6000 HD DVR Media Gateway Set-Top Series
EntoneJanus Media Hub

Best Quality Improvement Solution
This category covers any technology or service that can be used to test, monitor, report upon, analyse or manage (proactively or reactively) video services delivered over IP-based networks. Technologies covered by this category could include monitoring solutions for picture quality or components of transport streams, and of course, Quality of Service. It also includes any technology or service that can be used to test, monitor, report upon, analyse, manage or in some way impact the overall customer experience in relation to IP video based services.
Alcatel-Lucent8920 SQM
First MediaFirst Media Video QoE Monitoring Solution
VerizonVerizon FiOS TV

Best Hybrid Broadcast-IP Video Delivery Solution or Service
Recognises an operator, network provider, solution provider or ISP for a video delivery service or solution which supports the delivery of video over both the IP and non-IP video networks in parallel.
EchostarEchoStar SlingLoaded™ HDS-600 R hybrid HD DVR
Alcatel-Lucent5910 MiViewTV
STC (Saudi Telecom Company)IPTV/DVB-S STB
ANTANT Galio HbbTV Platform
VerimatrixVCAS 3.0

Best On-Demand Technology for IPTV
Recognises the best on demand technology for delivering a TV service over a managed IP network.
SecureMediaEncryptonite ONE™ Digital Media Security System (eONE™ System)
MediaPrism™ Convergence Suite
Thomson ConnectSmartVision
ArrisConvergeMedia Application Management Suite
EricssonWatchPoint® Content Management System (CMS)

Best IPTV Service Delivery Platform or Client Software
Recognises an IPTV Service Delivery Platform or Client Software that supports IP-based video delivered via a managed private network.
Opera SoftwareOpera for Connected TVs
CiscoCisco End-to-End SP Video Solution
Microsoft CorporationMicrosoft Mediaroom
Motorola KreaTV™ Application Platform
Sigma SystemsSigma Systems’ Subscriber Information Service

Best Internet TV Technology/Solution
Recognises technologies or solutions relating to video that is available via the public Internet. This generally means that it can be accessed via a standard web browser and can be found by anybody (although not necessarily viewed by anybody in the case of subscription services). However, video services that are delivered via the public Internet using a privately accessible web address are also included.
Echostar EuropeEchoStar SlingLoaded™ HDS-600 R hybrid HD DV/R
CiscoCisco Content Delivery System
BrightcoveBrightcove 4
HarmonicHarmonic’s Rhozet transcoding solutions

Best Client Software/Intellectual Property Solution
Recognises excellence in embedded client software or IP (intellectual property) across all network types, including terrestrial, satellite, cable, IPTV and mobile, and also covers technologies and services relating to Internet-based video over any access network.
TV GeniusTV Genius Content Discovery Platform
First Mediam-QM™
Oregan Networks and Phillips Home ControlOnyx

Special Merit Award for Outstanding Industry Contribution
Recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the development of the IPTV industry.

The winner of this category will be announced and the award will be presented on the night.

About the IPTV World Series Awards
The IPTV Awards 2010 celebrate excellence in the global industry. The prestigious Awards give winners and shortlisted companies a mark of quality, innovation and leadership.

About the IPTV World Forum

The IPTV World Forum is the world’s leading event on Hybrid, IP & Connected TV. It comprises of a 3 day, multi-stream conference programme featuring over 170 expert speakers from over 30 countries, including 101 content & service providers. The event also features a 3 day exhibition which boasts the latest market offerings and solutions for leading companies in the IPTV industry.

Now in its 6th year, the IPTV World Forum has evolved with the industry to reflect the central issues of hybrid broadcast solution and broadband TV business models

About Informa Telecoms & Media

Informa Telecoms & Media is the leading provider of business intelligence and strategic marketing solutions to global telecoms and media markets. Driven by constant first-hand contact with the industry, our 90 analysts and researchers produce a range of intelligence services including news and analytical products, in depth market reports and datasets focused on technology, strategy and content. Informa Telecoms & Media also organizes 125 annual events, attended by more than 70,000 executives.

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Steve Outridge
Senior Marketing Executive, IPTV World Series
Informa Telecoms & Media
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